When it comes to shopping cities, Bangkok will definitely become the top option.
Things to buy in Bangkok are countless in variety and endless in quantity. The city offers many wallet-friendly shopping hubs. Cheap shopping in Bangkok could be experienced in both shopping malls and markets. Each of these places surprises shoppers with the amazingly large number of stores, ranging from 500 to 8000. The list will show you the best shopping spots in Bangkok, go ahead and shop till you drop!
1) Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak weekend market is one of the biggest market in the world, covering more than a km and consist more than 15,000 booths. Chatuchak covers everything you can ever imagine, unique sections worth checking out are rare to find antiques, ceramics, home furniture, and souvenirs. Besides, local and traveler food enthusiasts would agree that Chatuchak market is one of the best places to enjoy street food in Bangkok. You can find all delicious favorites from its 500 food stalls. Fried chicken, crispy pancakes, fish cake and Thai coconut ice cream are just heavenly.
2) Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market is the best place to shop bulk orders of clothes. Pratunam district is all about clothing. It has huge variety in around 4,000 stores at rock bottom prices. You can buy a minimum of 3 clothes for RM10, and the more you buy from one shop, the greater discount you can get.
3) MBK Center
MBK was built in 1985 and is one of Asia’s oldest shopping centre. It is a place to find great deals on mobile phones. There is a huge selection of new and use mobile phones and accessories on offer. 4th and 5th floor is full of electronics shops. They have everything you think of. At MBK, you can also find Thai souvenirs at cheap price, but the qualities will not be as high at the one we can find at other places. Don’t miss out their sales offering at an open space section on the ground floor.
Asiatique is just located beside the river. It is a mix of Asian, American and European food and shopping, as well as entertainment. This area used to belong to the Danish Ostindiske Kompani in the old days, and their old storage buildings have now been converted into cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. The shops mainly have a tourist focus, where you can find Thai products and design, some of it you also find at Chatuchak Weekend Market. But it is a really cool touristy market, which is also very popular among Thais.
5) Central World
Central World is the largest shopping center in Thailand with more than 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 7-floor complex is a place you wouldn’t want to miss if you are to go shopping in Bangkok. Products of the same categories are conveniently placed on the same floor to make our shopping easier. Young urbanites and families frequent this mega-shopping complex to enjoy the entertainment facilities galore. Kids’ zone and learning centre for kids, Ice skating rink for the young, beauty salons for ladies, bookstores for book lovers, and cinema, foodcourt and a wide range of restaurants for everybody.