Shopping, Published on 20 July 2015, Monday
The shopping options in Bangkok are so abundant that it almost leaves you perplexed from where to start. The shopping experience in the capital city is more than just the flamboyant malls or the cheap bargains along the streets. The city delivers a shopping spree that is completely wholesome in terms of offering a wide range of products or in satisfying different classes of customers.
Read on to find out what the city has in store for its visitors.
The Shopping Malls of Bangkok
Shopping malls have become an essential ingredient that completes the infrastructure of any city. But what sets the shopping malls of Bangkok apart? Malls of the city are a symbol of urbanisation and have an infused style of both the west and the east. One can find all the top brands of fashion, clothing, cosmetics and accessories in these malls. Unique architectural style and multi cuisine food courts are the additional features of these malls. Top malls of Bangkok are MBK Centre, The Emporium, Siam Paragon and the Siam Centre.
The Night Markets
Tourists in Bangkok claim that “the city never sleeps”. Quite true to this, tourists in Bangkok do not sleep too. As if the bars and clubs were not enough to ignite your evening entertainment, there are the popular night markets in Bangkok that offer almost anything you can ask for. Fashion accessories, clothing, home decors, antiques made of wood and brass and food are all available at these night markets. The most popular areas for night shopping are Khao San Road, Asiatique, Rod Fai Market, Khong Lod Night Market, Khlong Thom market and so on.
The Chatuchak Weekend market
This weekend extravaganza needs a special mention while talking about the shopping wonders of Bangkok. It is the largest market in South East Asia and has over 15, 000 stalls. Loaded with heaps of local merchandise like clothes, souvenirs, handicrafts, collectibles, historical artefacts, ceramics and live animals, the market is a must see for all tourists. The market is open only on weekends and Fridays and is crowded throughout the day.
The Chinatown Market
Walk through the streets of Chinatown that are crammed with small quaint stalls and pick up exclusive porcelain, fabric and food articles imported directly from the mainland of China. The place is a great joint for buying Chinese herbs, authentic varieties of tea and cheap chinaware.
Or Tor Kor Market
Located close to the Chatuchak and rated one of the best food markets in the world, the Or Tor Kor Market is a shopping paradise for food lovers. Visit the market if you wish to feast on coconut crepes and pancakes, sticky rice desserts, curries made from the freshest herbs and spices and a wide variety of soups and drinks. Buy custom cut meat and freshly caught seafood or favour your taste buds at one of the eateries in this market.