Shopping

Top Choice Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

MBK Center

Undergoing a renovation when we were in town, MBK is set to retain its role as one of Bangkok’s top attractions. On any given weekend half of Bangkok's residents (and most of its tourists) can be found here combing …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

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 hipsters in various costumes ricochet between fast-food restaurants and closet-sized bo…
Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

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 designers), the recently renovated Siam Discovery is hands down th…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Banglamphu

Thanon Khao San Market

The main guesthouse strip in Banglamphu is a day-and-night shopping bazaar peddling all the backpacker 'essentials': foul-mouthed T-shirts, bootleg MP3s, hemp clothing, fake student ID cards, knock-off designer wear…
Homewares in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

T.R. Gift Shop Limited

For a half-day of shopping, head to Charoen Krung Rd, where homewares run king. The standout is the family-run T.R. Gift Shop, which has been selling hammered stainless steel trays, pitchers, bowls and other accesso…
Homewares in Thanon Sukhumvit

Paya Shop

Shop for flat-weave rugs, pottery, reclaimed wood furniture, woven baskets and trinkets sourced by the husband-and-wife duo from Chiang Mai. Most of the colorful textiles, like pillows, placemats and napkins, are ha…
Market in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Asiatique

One of Bangkok's more popular night markets, Asiatique takes the form of warehouses of commerce next to Mae Nam Chao Phraya. Expect clothing, handicrafts, souvenirs and quite a few dining and drinking venues.Frequen…
Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

Siam Center

Siam Center, Thailand’s first shopping centre, was built in 1976 but, since a recent nip and tuck, hardly shows its age. Its 3rd floor is one of the best locations to check out established local labels such as Flyno…
Music in Northern Bangkok

Kitcharoen Dountri

A stall at Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market that specialises in Thai musical instruments, including flutes, whistles and drums, and CDs of classical Thai music.
Cosmetics in Northern Bangkok

D-narn

For notable olfactory indulgences including handmade soaps, lotions, salts and scrubs, stop at D-narn, a stall in Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market.