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5 Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

It can seem that every corner in the center of Bangkok is surrounded by shopping malls. Despite the number, some places stand out from the crowd and have become some of the “must-see” locations in Bangkok.

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There are several styles of shopping center to explore in the city. Here are some
examples of the best shopping malls in Bangkok and most popular places that people enjoy visiting.
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1. Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon has become one of the landmarks of Bangkok. This luxury shopping center is a mega emporium selling high-end products. There are lots of deluxe brand name shops, car showrooms, IT centers, bookshops, gourmet food, cafes, a luxury cinema and the
largest aquarium in South East Asia. Most people would say that this is probably the best shopping mall in Bangkok.  


Getting there: BTS Siam Station    

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2. Central World

This is the biggest shopping centre in Bangkok. Central World has two main department
stores: Zen and Isetan, which are linked by several department zones in the middle. This shopping center is full of affordable middle-class products for a modern lifestyle. The food court and restaurants are impressive. Most are located on the top floor and have spectacular views of downtown. From Central World, you can also walk a bit more to the Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok as well to check out another place where is full of luxurious stuff. 


Getting there: BTS Chidlom Station or Siam Station 

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3. MBK Center (Mah Boon Krong)

This place is probably the most popular shopping mall in Bangkok ever. The concept of MBK is “One Stop Shopping” as it is designed to provide a wide range of
products that suit everyone. Each floor of MBK is packed with small shops and stalls that are full of Thai brands. This is a good place to buy accessories for mobile phones, tablets and computers. MBK is also popular for very affordable Thai fashion, handbags, luggage and Thai souvenirs based at the ground floor.     


Getting there: BTS National Stadium Station

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4. Terminal 21

This is one of the very unique shopping malls in Bangkok that is fully committed to an “Airport and Destination
theme”
. Once, you are in the mall, you will feel like you are at the airport! Each floor is themed as different famous cities from around the world, such as London, Paris, Rome Tokyo, Istanbul and San Francisco. Terminal 21 has a combination of international brand name shops and small individual Thai brands. The fun part of walking around Terminal 21 is spotting all the decorations from each different country. Don’t forget to go to the restrooms, which are all uniquely styled on each floor!    


Getting there: BTS Asok Station and MRT Sukhumvit Station    

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5. Central Plaza Grand Rama 9

This shopping mall provides the perfect combination of fashion, entertainment and dining.
This modern shopping center offers a diverse selection of shops for clothes,
accessories, gifts, books, toys, music, electronic devices and home decorations.
There is an 11-screen SFX Cineplex cinema and a full size ice skating rink at
The Rink Ice Arena to provide entertainment (and the occasional ice-hockey
match). The 6th and 7th floors are packed with restaurants and cafes to suit every taste.  


Getting there: MRT Phra Ram 9 Station    


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