Shop n’ Hop at Siam Square!

Siam Square is one of the most happening places in Bangkok. If Rattankosin showcases the rich cultural side of Bangkok, Siam Square is its cosmopolitan face representing the fast moving economy and cultural progression.  Siam Square sits on the land rented by Chulalongkorn University back in 1970s. Started out with very few shops back then, Siam Square exploded into a shopping destination with the economic boom.

A perfect place for the young to find hip modern boutiques and gadgets, the place also caters for family shopping.  You could find many restaurants, cafes to burn some extra time, if you have any. If you’re not in the mood for shopping or cafes, taking a stroll in Siam Square can be fun too.  Most shops close by 11p.m, so make sure you reserve some extra time to cover the whole of the Square.

You can reach Siam Square either by getting down at the Siam station if you’re using the BTS Skytrain system or take the Saen Saep Express Boat approaching from Khao San road. Considering the fact that Siam Square is right at the city centre and the Square gets lively during the rush hours, taking a bus is so not recommended.

MBK Center, 444 Phaya Thai Rd is a huge mall housing about more than 200 stalls. A must place for those who are looking to shop cheap yet trendy clothing, it is also a perfect place to buy electronics such as mobile phones, MP3 players, etc.

 

Siam Discovery mall on Rama I Rd has some high end designer wear stores and also houses a multiplex. A bridge on the fourth floor connects it to Siam Center.

 

Siam Paragon on 991 Rama I Rd, standing tall at ten floors high is undoubtedly the most packed and posh malls in Siam Square. One of the biggest malls in Asia, top automobile brands like Audi, BMW and Porsche display their latest models here. The mall also house Ocean World, an adventure park-aquarium.

 

Siam Center, Siam Tower, Rama I Rd is the first ever mall to be open in Siam Square. You can find some good food courts here.

 

Tokyu in MBK Center on 444 Phaya Thai Rd is not a mall but an entire department store that spans across four floors. You could find a supermarket, stationery, crockery items, you-name-it here.

 

Tip: If you are a tourist shopping above 5000 bhats, ask the Sales executive for a VAT Refund Form (P.P10) and fill it out with the original tax invoice. You would be exempted from the VAT tax and save some bucks while you’re at it!

 

 

 

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  1. A couple days in Bangkok: Tips and a Route – The Spill Queen - July 1, 2016

    […] Central World, Siam Paragon and Siam Center are all really fancy shopping malls. Siam Paragon is a little bit fancier than Siam Center, and Central World is probably in between the two. Center has shops which are catered to the younger generation, Paragon has all the fancy designer shops and a floor full of supercars and all that. Siam Paragon is also where the aquarium – Sea Life Ocean World is. […]

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