In Bangkok downtown area, you will find countless shopping malls that suit all kinds of lifestyles and budgets. Most of the shopping malls in Bangkok are somewhat similar, but there is definitely a variety in style and price range. If you are visiting Bangkok, be sure to allot at least 1 day for mall hopping to check out these top 5 shopping malls. They offer the best shopping experiences, in terms of the diversity of products, accessible location in downtown areas and overall shopping satisfaction & entertainment.

1. Siam Paragon

Great for luxurious shoppers & family shoppers

| How to get here: Siam BTS station

| Opening hours: 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

Siam Paragon is one of south-east Asia’s biggest malls. It is home to international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. You can find almost any luxury brands even including Maserati and Ferrari car dealership.

Also, there are some entertainment spots for the family such as SEA LIFE Ocean World at the basement level and Kidzania on the 5F floor.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia with more than 30,000 ocean creatures, and Kidzania is a global chain of edutainment centers where kids enter a city made for them to take on jobs and earn money.

Going there will be a great break from shopping, especially for kids. Click below and get the discounted tickets for SEA LIFE Ocean World and Kidzania.

2. Siam Discovery

Great for stylish shoppers

| How to get here: National Stadium BTS station

| Opening hours: 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

Followed by its renovation in 2016, Siam Discovery boasts the most unique and stylish display of their items. If you just want some window shopping and inspiration for your wardrobe, Discovery is now the best mall in Bangkok.

This center has shops like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diesel, French Connection, Miss Sixty (these are all on the first floor), DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Fred Perry, Calvin Klein, Replay (these are all on 2nd floor), Smart Travel/ North Face (3rd floor).

If you are looking for a good place for lunch in this area, head to My Kitchen in Siam Discovery. It’s a food court style restaurant so you can choose from many kinds of food options such as Thai, Japanese, Italian, and even desserts! Also, you can enjoy your meal with some stunning Bangkok City views, and they even have a decent price range!

*Tip: If you book any activity on Trazy, you can get a discount coupon for My Kitchen, Bangkok! 😉

Siam Discovery also has Madame Tussauds Bangkok on the 6th floor.

Madame Tussaud’s Bangkok is full of wax figures of the most famous celebrities, including Albert Einstein, President Obama, the Queen of England, Vin Diesel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, and One Direction.

*Tip: If you plan to visit both the SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, be sure to purchase combo tickets. You can save money on admission to both attractions.

3. Central World

Great for reasonable shoppers

| How to get here: Siam BTS station or Chit Lom BTS station

| Opening hours: 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

Central World is the largest shopping mall in Thailand and the sixth largest shopping mall in the world. This is the ultimate Bangkok shopping mall that you can’t miss out on. It has everything from clothing brands, funky fashion, electronic shops, bookstores and designer furniture to imported groceries, beauty salons, eateries, and even an ice-skating rink.

In fact, Central World markets itself as a middle-class shopping mall, thus it is less luxurious than Siam Paragon and definitely more affordable. If you want to actually buy something in Bangkok, this is the place to go as you can find almost all you need here.

Central World is also connected to Centara Grand Hotel where you can find the amazing rooftop bar called Red Sky Bar. It is a great spot to watch the sunset with Bangkok’s mesmerizing view.

4. Terminal 21

Great for those who are looking for something unique

| How to get here: Asok BTS station

| Opening hours: 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

Terminal 21 is designed to replicate an airport Terminal as its name suggests. Each floor is designed as a city, one is London, another is Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Istanbul, San Francisco, and Hollywood. It makes your entire shopping experience much more unique by giving you the feeling of traveling the world.

It houses about 600 shops including some big international brands such as Esprit, Camper, Adidas, H&M, Guess, Levi’s, Nike and Quiksilver, as well as some small and cool Asian design brands.

Also, Terminal 21 has a wide range of nice restaurants and cafes, as well as a cinema on the top floor. It is totally worth visiting Terminal 21 just to have a look at the cool design of each floor!

5. The EmQuartier

Great for luxurious shoppers

| How to get here: Phrom Phong BTS station

| Opening hours: 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

The EmQuartier is the newest and perhaps the most luxurious shopping mall in Bangkok. It is built as part of an expansion to the Emporium which is located across the road.

You can find hundreds of luxury brands in fashion and beauty here from Louis Vuitton to Issey Miyake, Jimmy Choo, and many more. Around Christmas time, they are having a lot of sales and the festive atmosphere along with the music playing and colorful lights flashing. Plus, the mall has every restaurant you can imagine from Mexican to New England seafood, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai options.

In addition to shopping, the mall has a luxury fitness center, a multiplex cinema and IMAX theater, a gourmet food market, and even an inside trampoline park called BOUNCE Thailand.

*Tip: If you’ve planned to visit some of the attractions mentioned above such as SEA LIFE Ocean World, Madame Tussauds, and BOUNCE Thailand, consider getting Bangkok 2 or 3 days Deluxe City Pass. You can save up to 50% for 2 or 3 attractions in Bangkok including Dream World!

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6. Mega Bangna

Great for families to spend their weekends in

| How to get there: Take the free shuttle bus (line 1) from Udom Suk BTS Station (exit 5)

| Opening hours: 10:00AM ~ 10:00PM

Mega Bangna is located halfway between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the middle of Bangkok. Only taking 15 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport, it’s the latest mammoth to hit the town. It’s a massive 35,000 square meters and is the largest low rise shopping mall in Southeast Asia. It’s known for housing an IKEA mall, bringing waves of D.I.Y home decorator crowds.

With “Everything Under One Roof” as their motto, they make it work. Having 450 brand shops sharing this oval-shaped shopping mall, it keeps you exploring the mall repeatedly in circles.

The mall isn’t high end like Siam Paragon or Central World, but more geared towards being a place where families want to spend their time together. So don’t expect any luxurious brands and boutique shops like you would see in Siam Paragon or Central World.

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One thought on “The 6 Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

  1. Terminal 21 & Mega Bagna are my favourite shopping places while I travel to Bangkok. Terminal 21 has both branding clothes and non-branding with excelent quaility and prices. As for Mega Bagna even if it’s outiside BKK still is a great choice for shopping!

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