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Bargain Your Way Through Bangkok At These 10 Best Shopping Hotspots

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Natasha Razak  •  Aug 23, 2017

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Indulge the shopaholic in you and shop till you drop in the shopping paradise of Bangkok! Be sure to use this shopping guide while exploring Bangkok, because name it and you'll be sure to get it right here in this amazing city 😉 Credit: giphy [inlinewidget id=28888]

Cheap, kitschy souvenirs and street food

1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Thailand’s largest and world-renowned street market, Chatuchak, has more than 15000 booths! Credit: Go-today on Facebook Divided into 27 sections, this market has items ranging from handmade crafts to local Thailand souvenirs to fashion. Credit: edwin.11 on flickr You can even get souvenirs for your friends and family back home personalised! Credit: Yim Huai Khwang on Facebook Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 6am – 6pm Address: 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit station or the underground to Chatuchak Station [iframe style="border: 0;" src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15498.600947179759!2d100.5508544!3d13.7999461!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x91f191d784b87d4b!2sChatuchak+Market!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503480584848" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"][/iframe]
2. Train Night Market Ratchada (Talad Nud Rot Fai)
Only a few minutes walk from Thailand Cultural Center MRT Underground Station, and located behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall, is the Train Night Market also known as Rot Fai. This open-air bazaar sells a dizzying array of items including vintage collectiblesand one-of-a-kind antiques! Credit: Somyos Folio on Facebook Traders at Rot Fai are known to be friendly, so you can browse through kitsch furniture and old cameras on display without being pushed to buy! Opening Hours: 5pm - 12midnight (Thursday-Sunday) Address: Ratcadaphisek Road (close to Esplanade Shopping Mall) How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to National Cultural Centre Contact: +66 (0)92 713 5599 [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15500.803487043611!2d100.5685637!3d13.7667568!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x2c30ba0b8d64f91d!2sThe+New+Rot+Fai+Market+Ratchada!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503480821989" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]
3. JJ Green Market
Located near Chatuchak Weekend Market, JJ Green Market has much more chill, bohemian vibes. 😊 Credit: Aline Diel on Facebook This market also serves as a vintage flea market for those who seek vintage collectibles! Many stalls in this market sell retro items such as antiques and old car models. Credit: Edmund Toh on Facebook Opening Hours: Thursdays to Sundays, 6pm – 1am Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak How to get there: Get off the BTS Skytrain at Mo Chit or the MRT at Chatuchak and walk up Kamphaeng Phet Road [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3874.5630679956157!2d100.54970531540725!3d13.805192990312925!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e29c6a7ef5a20f%3A0x9a5abddc1a55a71d!2sJatujak+Green+(JJ+Green)!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503480899447" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]

Artsy vibes and handmade crafts

As the sun sets, look forward to a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience in Bangkok with the famous night markets 😊
4. Artbox
Filled with stalls located in containers, this market is where people come to to enjoy some of the prettiest and picture-worthy food. Aside from keeping your tummy happy, this night market also has many handmade crafts to offer! Credit: Vinz Man on Facebook If you’re looking for a chill night out with your friends and some music in the background, Artbox is definitely the place you should visit while you’re in Bangkok 😉 Credit: Siam Square One on Facebook Do note that as this is a temporary installation, you would have to check if it is around before heading there if you are planning to visit. You wouldn’t want to spend a wasted trip getting your hopes up for Artbox only to have them crushed when you reach there, would you? ☹ Credit: Artboxthailand on Facebook Opening Hours: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm Address: So Chula12, Bangkok, Thailand Website [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15498.740430283233!2d100.5462001!3d13.7978466!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x77719d8a45ec6355!2sArtbox!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503479878841" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]

Affordable cosmetics

5. Beauty Buffet
Credit: Beauty Buffet Shop on Facebook Credit: Beauty Buffet Shop on Facebook Operating hours: 10.30am- 9.00pm Address: MBK Center
6. Eveandboy
Credit: Eveandboy on Facebook Credit: Eveandboy on Facebook Brands available: NYX, Eco Tools, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Sleek, Physicians Formula,Real Techniques Operating hours: 10.30am- 8.00pm Address: Eveandboy Siam Square Soi 1 (towards MBK Center)

Fashion for bargain hunters

7. Terminal21 Asok
Have you ever imagined being in London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, San Francisco & Hollywood all at the same time? Credit: Terminal21 Asok Shopping Mall on Facebook Explore Terminal 21 for a one-of-a-kind experience! Each level of this shopping complex is has designs of different cities infused in it – London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, San Francisco & Hollywood. 😉 Credit: Terrazzo on flickr Not only does it carry big international brands like Adidas & H&M, this shopping complex also features Asian designer brands! Good news: Terminal 21 offers affordable prices that are not night-market cheap, neither are they too expensive. Credit: Pictures of a pair of wandering travel mice on flickr Clothing prices in Terminal 21 range from USD5.80 – USD58. Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Asok station Website [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3875.6893923639964!2d100.55845561540663!3d13.737245590356908!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e29ee3a0696c69%3A0x70ccb882942e54f8!2sTerminal+21!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503480972079" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]
8. Platinum Fashion Mall
Perfect for budget-spenders, this mall offers more than 2000 wholesale fashion and accessory shops and it’s definitelya must-visit for those in Bangkok! Credit: Sim Chee Wei on Facebook An indoor version of the Chatuchak Weekend Market, in this mall, you’ll save more when you buy in large quantities! Credit: The Platinum Fashion Mall on Facebook Do note that shoppers will not be allowed to try on their clothes in many shops in Platinum so be sure to remember your measurements so that it will save a lot of deliberation time once you’re there 😉 Opening Hours: 1pm – 9pm Address: The Platinum Fashion Mall, Petchburi Road, ThanonPetchbur, Ratchthevi, Bangkok (in front of McDonalds) How to get there: 10-minute walk from either Ratchathewi or Chidlom BTS Skytrain Website [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3875.4750306342007!2d100.53726461540677!3d13.750202690348459!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e29ecf3f7d7a67%3A0x33a8397a3fc06439!2sPlatinum+Fashion+Mall!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503481009598" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]
9. Siam Square One
An open-concept shopping complex, it is popular among the youths of today! Siam Square features the trendiest brands and you need not worry about not finding a style that fits as this place provides a huge array of choices for you to choose from. 😉 Credit: prostosiam on youtube If you’re looking for big shopping malls with a handful of designer boutiques, this is the place for you! Credit: Siam Square One on FacebookA massage parlour is also locatedwithin this shopping complex for when your legs get tired from walking around too much. Rest and relax there before you continue emptying your wallets 😌 Credit: Noble Vacation on Facebook Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm Address: 833 Rama 1, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand, Thailand How to get there: Siam station of the BTS Skytrain System via the Sukhumvit Line or the Silom Line [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3875.5622693377304!2d100.53167161540675!3d13.744930990351977!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e2992cca37dc2d%3A0xf0654779f9c6d968!2sSiam+Square+One!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503480929669" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]

Designer fashion labels

10. Siam Paragon
At Siam Paragon, you can take your personal style to greater heights with the many designer brands housed within the impressive steel-and-glass atriums. Credit: Philip Roeland on flickr You will find flagship stores of major luxury brands such as Prada, Versace, Hermes and Louis Vuitton strategically located on the main floor near the escalators, and when these brandnames launches a new product, expect to see long lines of shoppers raring to catch a glimpse of the latest season's collection! Credit: Siam Paragon on Facebook Opening hours: 10am-10pm, daily Address: 991 สยามพารากอน ถนน พระราม 1 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand Website [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3875.5315044652257!2d100.53286861540674!3d13.74679029035074!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e29ecde3aee521%3A0x9f43939a2caf2963!2sSiamParagon!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503481046918" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]
Bonus: EmQuartier
Another shopping mall whereyou can shop for more luxury fashion is the EmQuartier on the busy retail scene of Sukhumvit road. Credit: The EmQuartier on Facebook The shopping mall's futuristic stacked design is pleasing to the eye, but once inside, we reckon that the impressive mix of designer names and high street brands will make it difficult to leave! Credit: Fiercebook on Facebook Opening hours: 10am - 10pm, daily Address: 693,695 ถนนสุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา Bangkok 10110, Thailand How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Phrom Phong BTS Website [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3875.783874792149!2d100.5671963154066!3d13.731530790360628!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30e29f018cce6271%3A0x3314589d712fb05a!2sThe+EmQuartier!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1503481122703" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe] From kitschy souvenirs, affordable street fashion to the latest designer togs, you'll be sure to find it all in Bangkok! All set to shop, drop and roll out some serious baht, now?  😉 [inlinewidget id=28885]