Bangkok Shopping Malls Madness!

The amount of shopping malls in Bangkok is staggering! Here we listed the 10 most popular and centrally located, but there are a lot, lot more on the outskirts of Bangkok. Most travellers visiting Bangkok wonder why are there so many of them, but you have to be living in Thailand long enough to understand than a mall is not just a shopping place, it’s a full entertainment complex. Every single weekend, locals travel to the mall to meet friends, enjoy all kinds of food, take a lot of selfies, watch a movie, eat some more and take more selfies. The mall culture is big in Thailand and millennials often makeup and dresses elegantly to go to the mall. There are even supercar parking areas for your Lamborghini or Ferraris! If you live here, you’ll understand why downtown Bangkok gets really busy on weekends and indeed, it can be really fun! So here are the 10 best malls in Bangkok.


1. Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

Siam Paragon is still considered as the most luxurious mall in Bangkok. Like in all malls the entire ground floor is dedicated to the most expensive brands, and it gets cheaper as you move to the upper floors. The layout is easy to navigate and there are an estimated 4,500 shops and 495,000 square meters of shopping surface. Siam Paragon aims at the upmarket clientele but ends up being a tourist destination on its own, to the point that it was the most Instagrammed place in the world in 2013! Read more

Location: Siam
Address: 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 1033
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
BTS: Siam
No. of floors: 10
Retail surface: 495,000 m2
Built: December 2005

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2. Central World

Central World

Central World has been opened since 1990, and it was known as the World Trade Center at the time. It was a dark blue maze and you hardly could find your way around. It now is bright and well designed, with a huge amount of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, including a vast ice skating rink. It is a very popular mall but the lack of Sky Train access somehow made it less popular than Siam Paragon or Emquartier.

Location: Siam
Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 021 9999
No. of floors: 7
Retail surface: 429,500 m2
Opened: 1990


3. IconSiam

IconSiam Shopping Mall Bangkok

ICONSIAM is the latest shopping destination in Bangkok and with 525,000 sqm of retail surface, it is also the largest in town. It offers an incredible range of shops, restaurants and entertainment, but the size makes it hard to navigate. At this time, it addresses more to locals than to tourists as it is on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, which is the quiet side of the capital (Wat Arun is the only landmark on that side). Read more

Location: Thonburi
Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 495 7000
No. of floors: 10
Retail surface: 525,000 sqm
Opened: November 2018

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4. Emquartier

EmQuartier Shopping Mall Bangkok

EmQuartier is a trendy shopping mall in a strategic part of the busy Sukhumvit Road. EmQuartier is the massive and succesx\sful extension of the well-known Emporium shopping mall that was built in 1997. The design is smart and easy to navigate, and the highlight is the helicoidal walkway that allows you to browse 4 floors of good restaurants without having to climb a single staircase! Read more

Location: Sukhumvit
Address: 689, 693 and 695 Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 269 1000
BTS: Phrom Phong
Opened: May 2015

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5. MBK

MBK center in Bangkok

MBK Center is an iconic budget shopping mall standing in the heart of Bangkok since 1985, best known for its bazaar product and tons of knock off goods. The location at the top of the ‘shopping mile’ in Siam district makes it very convenient to access and with more than 2,000 shops and stalls, the size is simply enormous. While its neighbours Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Siam Paragon and CentralWorld seem to target the upper market, MBK has always kept the budget-conscious clientele in mind and feels a bit like an indoor market, with Air Con! Read more

Location: Siam
Address: 444 Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Call Center: 1285
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
BTS: National Stadium
Opened: 1985
Floors: 7
Retail surface: 90,000 m2

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6. Terminal 21

Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit is like no other shopping mall in Bangkok, a fun place to visit, even if you don’t plan to buy anything. It is designed like the departure hall of a vast international airport, with escalators and boarding gates to take you to nine different destinations in no time: the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Istanbul, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Read more

Location: Sukhumvit
Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 108 0888
Retail surface: 45,000 m2
BTS: Asok
MRT: Sukhumvit
Opened: October 2011

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7. Central Embassy

Central Embassy Bangkok

Central Embassy tried to cater to the local elite of Bangkok on the shopping mile. It started with only the most luxurious brands, and invested a lot in hi-so events, especially since the very exclusive Park Hyatt hotel was directly connected to the mall. If didn’t work too well at first and they added a few mainstream brands as well as a great local food court with quality products from many well established local restaurants. The result works pretty well, and Central Embassy is finally getting busy.

Location: Ploenchit
Address: 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 119 7777
BTS: Ploenchit
Opened: May 2014


8. Siam Center

Siam Center Mall in Bangkok

Location: Siam
Address: 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 610 8000
BTS: Siam
Opened: 1997


9. Siam Discovery

Siam Discovery Bangkok

Location: Siam
Address: 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 02 658 1000
BTS: Siam
Opened: 1973


10. Gaysorn

Gaysorn Bangkok

Gaysorn has been opened for 25 years but despite being in one of the most strategic locations in Bangkok, never really managed to become famous. For many years, Gaysorn was only targetting the hi-so layer of Bangkok. Average shoppers had no real reason to visit it, apart from the shortcut it offered between the Skytrain station to Central World. Just recently, Gaysorn changed strategy and became more mainstream, and is finally a place for everyone to visit.

Location: Siam
Address: 999 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Open: 10 am – 8pm
Phone: 02 656 1149
Opened: 1994


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