Bangkok offers much to tempt the intrepid bargain hunter. From high-end malls to cheap and cheerful night markets, Thailand’s capital is a shopper’s dream come true.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Lose yourself in a shopping experience like no other. Easily reached by BTS Skytrain or the MRT metro network, this sprawling, bustling weekend market will have whatever you’re looking for, but be prepared to spend some time finding it. A must-visit shopping experience for anyone who loves to shop.
Jim Thompson House
Before the age of long haul flights and global tourism, a few adventurous souls made the long journey to Thailand and decided to make it their home. Jim Thompson, Thailand’s ‘silk king’, was one such person. Shop for beautiful silk products and souvenirs and immerse yourself in a fascinating slice of Thai history at Jim Thompson House.
Ratchaprasong Shopping District
If you’re looking for swanky high-end stores and international brand names, this is the place to go. Central World, The Erawan Bangkok, Amarin Plaza and other shopping havens are conveniently clustered within easy walking distance of each other. Get off at BTS Chit Lom to access this not-so-little slice of shopping heaven.
Talat Rot Fai Market
This lively open-air night market, open Thursday to Saturday evenings, is located a bit out of town but is definitely worth the trip. Snack, browse and shop for clothes, gadgets, trinkets and more. Rot Fai (train) Market is a great place to pick-up collectibles and work by local artists and creators. Live music and a choice of bars and restaurants make this a fun night out.