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4 Bangkok Unique Shopping Malls And Markets To Visit

by Mia N

Bangkok has been well-known as a heaven to all shopaholics around the world for its variety of shopping malls and big markets. There are some popular places to go shopping in Bangkok such as Siam Paragon, Chatuchak Market or Terminal 21 yet there are still many new shopping malls opened recently that make your shopping experience never be boring.

READ ALSO: 13 Must-Go Shopping Places In Bangkok.

1. Icon Siam

  • Launch day: 9th November 2018
  • Address: 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, 10600, Bangkok
  • Opening hour: 10:00 – 22:00

How to get to Icon Siam?
– By shuttle boat (FREE)
First you take the BTS train to Saphan Taksin BTS station, then go to Saphan Taksin BTS station Exit 2 and head to Sathorn Pier to take the IconSiam free shuffle boat (available at 9:00 – 23:00 every 10 minutes daily)
Also, you can start from Krung Thonburi station, use Exit 1 and take a free minibus shuttle (available at 6:00 – 24:00 every 15 minutes) or from Wongwian Yai station, there are free shuttle buses run every half hour (available at 9:30 – 22:00)
– By bus
Take bus no.3 from Mo Chit Northern bus terminal or bus no.149 from Ekamai Eastern bus terminal.

Located along the bank of Chao Phraya with an area of about 80,000 m2IconSiam has become “Mother of all Malls” and attracts thousands of visitors coming every day. People come here not only to enjoy the shopping time but also to see the beauty of the mall’s beautiful design and architecture, not mention the plentiful shops and restaurants inside.

Once you get inside, there are so many to see and buy from the common accessories to famous clothing brands and technologic stuffs as well. Some specific places worth visiting can be named below:

The first official Apple store in Thailand

Apple Store
Apple Store (taken by Asia Wander)

This is definitely a good news for Thai people who are big fans of Apple. The second Apple store in Southeast Asia has landed in Bangkok, Thailand, where all Apple products are displayed and traded. Looking from outside the store, customers will find it very outstanding with high ceilings and glass windows, plus some decorative trees surround make the store more eye-catching.

The seven-floor Takashimaya

In order to have an amazing shopping experience, you should not miss Siam Takashimaya. This is a place where you can buy cosmetics, daily products, clothes for both men and women, accessories and more. Available commodities are from common brands such as Cosme, Hokkaido, Dosanko Plaza, etc. Moreover, not only are fashion articles available, there are lots of options for dining here. It’s not a surprise if it takes you a day long to explore it all.

The indoor floating market

Another unique point of IconSiam to other new shopping centers of Bangkok at that time! The market focuses on introducing and promoting Thai cuisine from 77 provinces through the art and culture of this country.

The outside river park

You can definitely not miss the opportunity to capture the picturesque scenery of the Chao Phraya River and watch performances at the fountain here. Supposedly the longest fountain in Southeast Asia, stretching over 400m along the river, there are many 3D performances, 4D lively for you to admire!

World-class dining experience

There is a wide range of choices when it comes to food in Icon Siam. It is actually a food paradise where you can enjoy either traditional Thai cuisine or other international cuisine such as Italian and Japanese. In some restaurants you will be served and taste the dishes made by Michelin-star chefs. A few popular places can be named are SookSiam, Takashimaya, The Veranda, TasanaNakorn Terrace Bar, etc.

And there are so many things else to check out at IconSiam like the cinema, the car brands, fitness center and also the museum. All of them make this mall one of the most worthy malls to visit in Bangkok.

READ ALSO: A Complete Guide to IconSiam Shopping Mall In Bangkok.

2. The Market

The Market in Bangkok
The Market in Bangkok
  • Launch day: 14th February 2019
  • Address: 111 Ratchadamri Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
  • Opening hour: 10:00 – 22:00

How to get to The Market?
The nearest BTS stations to The Market are Siam, Chit Lom and Ratchathewei station.

Even though being surrounded by popular shopping centers such as Platinum Shopping Mall and Central World, The Market still attracts lots of customers with its unique architecture outside and 6 floors consist of all kinds of entertainment

Arrangement between the shops is really opening, so that visitors will feel like they are shopping in a real market rather than a shopping center. This brings a more comfortable shopping experience for customers and makes a modern mall have a traditional vibe.

Beside fashion products like outfits, shoes and accessories, The Market also offers plenty of restaurants, fast food stores and beautiful small coffee shops with reasonable prices.

READ ALSO: The Market Bangkok Shopping Mall – What is special about it?

3. Gateway Bangsue

  • Launching day: 30th November 2018
  • Address: 162/1-2,168 10 Pracha Rat Sai 2 Rd, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
  • Opening hour: 10:00 – 21:00

Gateway Bangsue has everything to offer you, from the Fashion Zone, Lifestyle Living Zone, Lifestyle Dining Zone to the play zone for kids and 6 movie theaters. This is definitely a suitable place for a family bonding.

For kids, there is a huge space for differents activities like art class, music class and play zone, which are very safe and fun. Children can play there while their parents can go shopping around without being disrupted.

Entertainment is also varied, from 6 cinemas showing many kinds of movies for different ages to a big gym center offers plenty of modern machines useful for exercising. Moreover, you can find lots of restaurants and fast food stores to recharge your energy for the next shopping round.

How to get to Gateway Bangsue?
– BTS : Take the sky train to the Tao Pon MRT station, then head to Exit 1 and walk a short distance (you will find the shopping center on the left) OR take a shuttle bus from MRT Tao Pon to Gateway Bangsue (buses operate everyday from 10:00 to 20:00)
– Buses : Take buses line 30, line 66, line 505.

4. Chang Chui Bangkok Plane night market

Changchui Bangkok
Changchui market in Bangkok
  • Launch day: June 2017
  • Address: 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10700, Thailand
  • Opening hour: 17:00 – 23:00

Chang Chui Bangkok Plane night market is a new style of night market in Bangkok, where there are countless shops and restaurants and many artworks made from recycled metal. This market is built with the concept “Nothing is useless” and you will be surprise by the talent of artists who made all the amazing artworks here. The most outstanding point in here is a huge shell of an Airbus in the middle of the market. It also explains the name of this place.
In addition to the plane shell and artworks, this night market has a lot of choices for food, beer and clothes too. Especially, most clothes and phone cases displayed here are sold by their designers. Those products therefore are so beautiful and unique that you can’t find them anywhere else.
The options for food are also various, including weird kinds of dishes like insects. If you are interested, you can try them in a restaurant called Insects in the backyard. And if you don’t like insects, there are still more traditional Thai restaurants and Western restaurants available. In Chang Chui there are even 2 stages where sometimes you can enjoy live jazz music and art performances all night.

How to get there?
One minus point for Changchui is that it is far from the city center and you hardly reach it by public transportation. So the best way recommended is to take a taxi to the place.

Our list includes some new shopping centers and night market you should visit in Bangkok to have more interesting experience in the Land of Smiles and never get bored in Bangkok!

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