Must-see shopping in Bangkok

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    MBK Center

    This eight-storey market in a mall has emerged as one of Bangkok’s top attractions. On any given weekend half of Bangkok's residents (and most of its…

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    This megamall on the Chao Phraya River has six floors dedicated to luxury shopping, encompassing everything from high-end to high street. It also rolls in…

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    Lhong 1919

    Spanning a group of restored defunct Chinese warehouses on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, this concept shopping complex combines the old-world…

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    Siam Discovery

    With an open, almost market-like feel and an impressive variety of unique goods ranging from housewares to clothing (including lots of items by Thai…

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    Considered one of Bangkok's most popular night markets, Asiatique is housed within restored warehouses next to the Chao Phraya River. Expect clothing,…

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    Khao San Market

    The main guesthouse strip in Banglamphu is a day-and-night shopping bazaar peddling all the backpacker 'essentials': profane T-shirts, bootleg DVDs of…

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    Siam Square

    This open-air shopping zone is ground zero for teenage culture in Bangkok. Pop music blares out of tinny speakers, and gangs of youngsters in various…

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    Siam Paragon

    As much an air-conditioned urban park as it is a shopping centre, Siam Paragon is home to Sea Life Ocean World, Major Cineplex and Gourmet Paradise, a…

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    King Power Mahanakhon

    Occupying the first four floors of the Mahanakhon skyscraper, this vast duty-free outlet is run by King Power, a Thai duty-free company that also owns…

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    Managed by one of Asia's best-known bookstore chains, this is Thailand's largest English-language bookshop. There's a vast catalogue of bestsellers,…

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    Heritage Craft

    Handicrafts with a conscience: this boutique is an atmospheric showcase for quality domestic wares, some of which are produced via fair-trade practices…

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    Arguably one of Bangkok's flashiest malls. Come for brands you're not likely to find elsewhere, or get lost in the Helix, a seemingly never-ending spiral…

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    Spanning eight storeys of more than 500 shops and 100 restaurants, CentralWorld is one of Southeast Asia’s largest shopping centres.

  • Talat Rot Fai Srinakharin

    The emphasis at this night market is on the retro, from vintage clothes to kitschy antiques. With stalls and food trucks, van-based bars, land-bound pubs…

  • Paya Shop

    Shop for flat-weave rugs, pottery, reclaimed wood furniture, woven baskets and trinkets sourced by a husband-and-wife duo from Chiang Mai. Most of the…

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    River City

    Several upscale art and antique shops occupy the 3rd and 4th floors of this riverside mall. The vast majority of pieces appear to come from Myanmar and –…

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    Another Story

    A self-proclaimed 'lifestyle concept store', Another Story is probably more accurately described as an engaging assemblage of cool stuff. Even if you're…

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    Tamnan Mingmuang

    As soon as you step through the doors of this museum-like shop, the earthy smell of dried grass and stained wood rushes to meet you. Rattan, yahn lí·pow …

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    Talat Rot Fai

    For a fun and light-hearted evening featuring copious amounts of food, booze and cheap shopping, consider a visit to Talat Rot Fai, one of Bangkok's most…

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    ThaiCraft Fair

    This monthly event is great for browsing through products of more than 60 community groups. For 20 years, ThaiCraft has marketed quality handicrafts by…