Thailand Is Opening Its Biggest Riverside Mall In Bangkok And Here's Why We're Excited


Nasreen Nasir •  Oct 10, 2018

If you're heading to Bangkok soon, well we have good news! The biggest riverside mall in Thailand opened its doors in Bangkok on November 9th and it has already gained interests from locals and tourists alike.

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Icon Siam is an upcoming commercial complex that's worth 54 billion baht (USD$1.64 billion) and is situated along the Chao Phraya river in the Khlong San district, Bangkok! Dubbed as the "mother-of-all-malls", the total floor space of this mall is around 525,000 square metres and it will consist of two large malls, a convention hall and a condominium! ? Details about this mall are coming in slowly and we're already seeing lots of excited things that visitors can look forward to:

1. It will have an indoor floating market

Yes, it's not a true Thai experience if you don't immerse yourself in the floating market scene and here's why we think Icon Siam is worth a visit - it will have its own indoor floating market! ? Now that's what we call a level-up. ?

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We know what you're thinking - how authentic is this? With a lot of work and effort being put into this project, we're pretty sure that it's going to be worth a try! Plus, you'll enjoy an air-conditioned environment too, so that's a plus! ?

2. Takashiyama and Apple will have their first ever outlets in Thailand

Let's be honest here - who doesn't love Takashimaya? It's the place to be for retail therapy, and we can vouch for that too ? Good news for avid shoppers out there, your shopping experience is about to get a lot better as Takashimaya is opening its first store in Thailand! Now you can expect your favourite Japanese cosmetics brands or anything Japanese for that matter ?

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And that's not all - tech giant Apple is also opening its very first store in Thailand! ?  Time for you to upgrade your iPhone to a new one, who knows it might even be cheaper than what you get in your country? ?

3. There will be National Treasure Museum

History buffs, hands up! Looks like they're not leaving you out of this too! ❤️

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There's going to be a National Treasure Museum that features valuable antiques and artefacts! Once you're done with the shopping, have a break and marvel at the hundreds of statues, paintings, and carvings. If that's not enough, you can also visit the Temporary Exhibition Gallery where you'll see a row of masterpieces of renowned artists from around the world.

4. It will feature Southeast Asia's tallest fountain show

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To complete your experience, stay for a little while and catch Southeast Asia's tallest (measuring 0ver 400m!) fountain show right in the heart of the mall. Psst, you don't have to travel to Dubai anymore ? Be blown away by the stunning lights and special effects - it's the perfect to end the day with your loved ones. ? You can even catch the show from the River Park!

Are you as excited as we are? We know it's already on your bucket list ? So don't forget to include this in your itinerary if you're heading to Bangkok soon!