Where to shop in Bangkok
Old Siam Plaza
If you're looking for a shopping centre with a bit of history, look no further than Old Siam Plaza. It's located on Rattanakosin Island, the same district as the Grand Palace. Old Siam is known as a destination for Thai silk and quality clothing. You can also pick up great Thai snacks (such as sweet rice cakes), which will help keep your shopping energy levels up.
Landmark of Night market in Luang Prabang city of Laos and The Royal Palace Museum
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Clear your Saturday schedule for a visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the biggest markets in the world. Throughout its 27 sections you'll find everything from hats to home decor, from pet accessories to paintings. Prices here are already reasonable, but you may be able to use a friendly demeanour and your bargaining skills to get the best deal.
Chatujak secondhand market in Bangkok , Thailand
Not sure what to buy in Bangkok? How about makeup accessories, fancy costumes, and handmade clothing? You can find all these and more at Pratunam Market, a 24-hour wholesale shopping mecca. Visit between 11am and 8pm, when most of the retail stores are open. Prices here are low, so make sure you have plenty of small bills on hand.
Phetchaburi road Pratunam Bangkok
Mahbookkrong (MBK) is a well-known Bangkok shopping centre where you can haggle down the prices. You'll find plenty of electronics and clothes. If shopping for a new outfit, keep a lookout for export shops or ‘oversized' clothes, as most sizes are for the more petite local bodies rather than Western physiques.
Platinum Mall Bangkok
While it may have a fancy name and posh exteriors, Platinum Mall has items at low prices. You can find affordably priced menswear, womenswear, and accessories. Most of the shops only accept cash and many offer discounts if you purchase three or more products at once. If you find yourself with a lot of new purchases, simply buy a new bag to put them in.
Platinum Mall specialises in fashion and accessories.
If you want the latest in Bangkok fashion in an international setting, definitely check out Terminal 21. There are nine floors in this shopping centre, each styled to look like a different city. You'll be shopping in London one moment, then Tokyo or San Francisco the next. Terminal 21 has both international and local brands, plus an excellent food court at the top level for when you get peckish.