Shopping in Bangkok is an experience to thrill and delight the most discerning of shoppers - whatever it is you're looking for.
From the gleaming chrome and towering size of modern, air-conditioned malls, to the hustle and bustle of its famously buzzing street markets, Bangkok has all kinds of places to blow your baht.
With everything from antiquities and the latest pair of trainers to designer jewelry available, Bangkok has an equally exhaustive, and potentially exhausting, variety of things to buy.
Whatever you choose to purchase, and wherever you may want to pursue it, be sure to polish your bargaining skills and sport a big smile – an important 'tool' to help you fetch the best prices.
Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon
Bangkok's modern, multi-storey shopping malls are a shopaholic's paradise... From the legendary Mah Boon Krong (MBK), to the sophisticated Emporium, trendy Siam Discovery or unashamedly upscale Siam Paragon, Bangkok's accommodate every taste, pocket and style.
These malls are where you'll find the city's finest fashion stores, global brands, book shops, speciality stores, accessories stands and all kinds of luxury designer life...
Bangkok doesn't lack for markets, and they are generally the cheapest places to shop.
This doesn't necessarily reflect on the quality of the goods sold either, and some excellent bargains are for the taking in Bangkok if you know where to look.
Chatuchak Market is the largest and probably the best of t...
Some of Bangkok's best-kept secrets are found in local markets. They offer an array of items at very low prices, and quite often contain the friendliest variety of Thai people. A few markets listed are a bit of a hike to the outer edge of Bangkok, although this is where the friendliest deals on a large variety of items are usually made. Local markets listed include Klong Toey, Ying Charoen (Saphan Mai), Minburi, Major Ratchoyothin, Or Tor Kor, and Khlong San. ...
The great thing about shopping in Bangkok is that most malls and department stores stay open until at least 21:00 - and some even as late as 22:00.
So there's plenty of time to make the most of the city's attractions during the day, and fit in a bit of retail therapy either before or after dinner.