Considered a shopper’s paradise, Bangkok holidays are the place to find impressively low prices. When visiting Thailand you should expect to spend at least day or two shopping at the centers and markets. There is such a wide array of shops and vendors to choose from. For those who like to join an adventure, visit Chinatown. There you will find quick paced lanes of shoppers on the hunt moving about with purpose. Or escape the heat and duck into the sophisticated, air conditioned shopping centers. Below is more information on some of the best places to shop in Bangkok.
Market shopping in Bangkok is more easily done in the evening or at night because it is much cooler. There are very many markets like the Pratunam, Banglamphu, and the Memorial Bridge night market. These markets offer large varieties of products at low cost. The Pratunam is a great place to find designer bargains, and it is located in the popular Pantip Plaza. When visiting Bangkok, do not leave without experiencing the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This colossal market is a wonderful place to hunt for souvenirs that are not only beautiful, but bargain priced.
Siam Square is the place to go when in Bangkok. Boasting MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery Center, the Cenetral Chitlom, and the Central World Plaza, Siam Square is gigantically glitzy and over the top. These malls are all within walking distance and and provide lavish opulence for shoppers. At the Siam Discovery Center located next to the Siam BTS, there are many unique Thai boutiques. However, there are stores that offer brands like H&M and Billabong as well.
Tips and Hints
As mentioned above there is quite a bit of late night shopping done in Bangkok. The malls stay open later providing tourists a special look at the nightlife in Thailand. Some of the largest venues are the night markets like Patpong or Sukhumvit Road.
Remember to claim the VAT back on goods with the forms that can be picked up while shopping. Claiming goods will take place at the airport before departing. Also, always remember to keep all receipts.