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Bangkok can teach you the true meaning of “Shop till you drop” (or “till you go broke.”) Shopping here is 24/7-from the streets to shopping malls. Shopping in Bangkok relies much on how physically (and $$$) fit you are. Besides, you can enjoy different styles of shopping from traditional street bargains to the modern credit card transactions.

In my Bangkok shopping section, you’ll be informed about where and when locals go for shopping. Meaning, you’ll shop for the goodies no different than the Bangkok shoppers. I’ll tell you where and when the sales and promotions are available in Bangkok. So, be sure to keep your eyes wide open while reading.

The shopping attractions I have listed below are based on uniqueness, Thainess, size, and popularity. Most important, all of them are based on your ease of self-travel. So pick your preferred shopping attractions and enjoy shopping like the Bangkok shoppers!

Rank Attractions Rating
& review
1 Chutachak market
World’s biggest flea market, crowded, labyrinth
5/5
2 Siam Paragon
World class shopping mall, SEA’s biggest aquarium, IMAX cinemas
5/5
3* Bangkok Chinatown
Gold trading, traditional markets, night street food
3/5
4 Patpong night market
The oldest night street market, souvenirs, clothing, handicrafts
3/5
5 Jim Thompson Thai silk
The ultimate Thai silk shop
4/5
6 Pantip Plaza
Pantip Plaza: The biggest computer mall, hardware, software, gadgets
4.5/5
7 MBK Center
The biggest mega air conditioned flea market
5/5
8* Pratunam Bangkok
The hub of retail and wholesale clothing
4.5/5
9 Central World Plaza
Heaven on 7 food plaza, Isetan department store
5/5
10 Khao San road
World’s hub of backpackers, street shopping, nightlife
5/5

* Thais / specific ethnics’ hidden attractions

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