Discover the best shopping area in Bangkok

Shopping in Bangkok

Shopping in Bangkok has established a famous reputation for being one of the best in Asia. With plenty of markets, malls, and shopping complexes, Bangkok can put itself among Southeast Asia’s mall-endowed capitals. You’re going to need a lot of courage and strength (and a lot of self-control as well) to be able to handle your luggage later. Shopping in Bangkok, you will find a wide range of good goods including silk, silver, gold, pearls, ceramics and etc.

Key areas

In terms of Shopping in Bangkok, there are some key areas. You can: Shop for souvenirs, local fashions and pet supplies at CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET. Spend an evening shopping along CHAO PHRAYA RIVERSIDE at ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT. Haggle through a funky flea market at ROT FAI TRAIN NIGHT MARKET SRINAKARIN. Stroll through aisles and aisles of wholesale bargains at PLATINUM FASHION MALL and PRATUNAM MARKET. Discover designer labels and a shopping paradise at SIAM SQUARE, SIAM CENTER, SIAM DISCOVERY, SIAM PARAGON.


Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok



Bangkok is well-known for its markets. However, not all of the city's markets are hot and humid venues, such as Chatuchak Weekend Market and Pratunam. There are also more sophisticated night bazaars by the river, including Asiatique The Riverfront. The city's other famous markets include Patpong Night Market, Taling Chan Market, Damnoen Saduak, Pahurat Textile Market, Bai Yoke, Bo-bae Market, Pak Khlong Talat and Klong Toey. There are also Floating markets like Taling Chan and Khlong Lat Mayom in Thoburi and even further, Amphawa and Damnone Saduak.


Amphawa Floating Market


Shopping centers

Besides, Bangkok is home to the Central World Shopping Complexes and the shopping malls in Southeast Asia. Some of the luxurious upmarket shopping centers in Bangkok also include Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, MBK Shopping Centre, Siam Centre Bangkok, Amarin Plaza Bangkok, Gaysorn Bangkok, Siam Discovery, Erawan Bangkok, All Seasons Place, Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok and so on. There is a new mall in town -ICONSIAM. It features luxurious and brand name shops. It is located on the opposite of the Chao Phraya River with an easy access from Sathorn Pier by public boat.




Opening hours

Many shops are open for 12 hours a day and seven days a week. The business hours of the market are even longer, some are busier in the morning while others are busier in the evening.


It is very easy for you to find good gifts to take home such as traditional "axe" pillows, handicrafts like colorful umbrellas, fans and embroidered handbags and textiles. Thai silk and jewelry are also popular souvenirs.

Tax information

A Thai duty-free shop is located in the central duty-free shopping mall of King Power Complex on Lannan road. Visitors can pay here and pick it up at the airport before departure. Goods purchased in stores marked " VAT refund for tourists" can be refunded VAT (7%).