20 Shopping Malls in Bangkok for the Best Shopping Experience in 2020

It is a scientific fact that shopping can give you an instant boost in 'feel good' hormones. Malls are one of the best places to get that experience. All the showrooms of multi-national brands, exhilarating restaurants, gaming arenas and salons are enough to entice all your senses. The shopping malls in Bangkok have all the aforementioned features. You have options of window shopping, or browsing through the shop shelves to catch up with the latest fashion trends, watch the latest movies, or excite your taste buds with some of the finest restaurants in Bangkok. And with the bustling city of Bangkok is famous for its shopping scene, it is a guarantee that these malls will not disappoint. 

Here Are the 20 Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

1. Siam Discovery

Siam Discover, Bangkok
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Siam Discovery has won the International Council of Shopping Centers award for the most iconic design. Inaugurated in 1997 it has undergone a major renovation in 2016. It spans over 40000 square meters across 8 floors. This mall follows a special Japanese mall design introduced by the Japanese firm Nendo. The products are dispersed as if it is lying at a home. One thing to note before visiting this mall is that floors are called Labs here. The 'Her' Lab includes boutiques from Japan like Beautiful People, Tsumori Chisato and much more. 'His' Lab includes a variety of Japanese, European and American giants. Brands like Yohji Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Boss Orange, Paul Smith could be found Artefacts in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum adds to the uniqueness of the mall.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2. Terminal 21

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An airport-themed shopping mall in Bangkok? This sounds interesting, doesn't it? It literally makes you feel as if you are travelling to multiple places with each zone themed around a different country. The façade of the building is emanated from a typical 21st-century airport. The airport theme in this Bangkok mall is nicely inducted in the mall with electronic signboards with flight information, receptionists dressed like air hostesses, elevator networks. The Gourmet market carries you to the Carribean Islands. Fashion brands showrooms of Nike, Adidas and Jaspal are interspersed on the streets of Rome and Paris. Jewellery, toys, beauty products, home décor will be found on the mystical lands of Istanbul. If you get hungry while discovering new lands then the streets of San Francisco with lip-smacking foods from Dory Seafood Bistro, Tohkai Yakiniku, Ootoya, Baanying Cafe are waiting for you. There is also an 8 screen cineplex managed by SF cinema.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sukhumvit Rd, Watthana, Bangkok

3. EmQuartier

EmQuartier Bangkok mall
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EmQuartier is the second of the three planned malls in the EM District. It was inaugurated in 2015. It is one of the latest and most luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok. There is a whole host of multi-national fashion designer brands, a Helix Zone which offers you with cuisines from all over the world like Japanese, Korean, Mexican and much more.  Movie-goers will have a gala time as it packs an eight theatre cinema hall along with an IMAX theatre. For some fresh air, it has a 30 feet open-air garden on the fifth floor. Additionally, it also has a pedestrian walkaway, five-story waterfall and two underground floors dedicated for parking.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok

4. CentralWorld

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CentralWorld is the 11th largest mall in the world. It has undergone 3 years of massive renovation expanding it to over 550,000 square meters of shopping mall and 830,000 square meters for the entire structure. It follows the shopping street concept which enables buyers to look over all the shops at a glance. Some mega stores which are an integral part include SuperSports, B2S, Central Food Hall, Toys 'R' U and many more. The movie theatres here include the gigantic 15 screens SF World Cinema. Parents can move on for their retail therapy while leaving their kids in the Thailand Knowledge Park or the Genius Planet Zone. Among all the Bangkok malls, CentralWorld is the best for luxury, budget, food and children's infotainment - all under one roof.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok

5. Central Embassy Shopping Mall

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It is one of the most luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok. The elegant design language with its pristine setup of multi-national stores like Prada, Gucci, Versace and Givenchy give a glimpse of its wealthy customer base. While relatively affordable brands like Zara, Oakley, Lacoste and Fred Perry can be found on the upper floors. If you are bored with retail therapy then lip-smacking food is awaiting you in Water Library and the Somboon Seafood. There are also more affordable food courts scattered along on some of the floors. Japanese cuisine lovers will have a good time in dedicated Japanese food cafes like Hinata Sushi, Kyoto Lifestyle Café etc. It is also house to the 6-star Park Hyatt Hotel.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Pathum Wan, Bangkok

6. Siam Center

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Though Siam Center has been around for over 40 years, it is known for being fashion-centric with over 200 international and Thai brands in it. Thailand’s largest Forever 21 sits next to its entrance. International brands include Nike, Accessorize, Superdry and Havianas. Multitudes of most promising local brands are there to satisfy even the quirkiest fashionistas out there. Restaurants in this mall include Greyhound Café, Fuji and Swensen’s. Other notable inclusions are BonChon Chicken and the spicy papaya Salad God, Som TamNua.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok

7. Emporium

Emporium shopping mall in Bangkok
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This mall is operated by The Mall Group which also owns the EmQuartier. Numerous designer brands ranging from flagship brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes to trendy options like Armani, Calvin Klein, Zara and Diesel can be found here. ‘Living Gallery’ residing on the fourth floor will allure you with its exquisite collection of kitchenware, Victorian bathtubs and chandeliers. One feature that puts it ahead of other Bangkok malls is the Thailand Creative Design Center (TCDC). It is Asia’s first design learning centre with a massive collection of over 15000 books, videos and multimedia materials. The multicuisine food court is on the fifth floor.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Toei, Bangkok

8. Gateway Ekamai Shopping Mall

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The Gateway Ekamai Shopping Mall in Bangkok is designed by keeping ‘Japan Loving’ Thai people in mind. The design language of restaurants, beauty shops, clothing stores, an edutainment centre, a massive IT zone are testimonies to the fact. The delicacy of Japanese food can be experienced on floor M with varieties including noodles from Ramen Kourakuen, grilled chicken in Hinaya restaurant and Chabuton. Regular options like KFC, Swensen’s, Subway and Thai food court are also available. Authentic Japanese beauty and health products are also available here.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Sukhumvit road 42, Ekamai, Bangkok

9. Platinum Fashion Mall

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Platinum Fashion Mall is an 11 storey multiple-unit complex. 1300 shops are distributed among its 7 shopping floors which are named after famous shopping districts around the world like Ginza, Soho, Oxford, Nathan among others. You can find tons of affordable products that will fulfil all your shopping needs. One of the few shopping malls in Bangkok to host a premium hotel, you will find Novotel Bangkok Platinum on the topmost floor. Multiple food chains and food courts ranging from individual sellers to multi-national brands can be found here.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Phetchaburi Road, Pratunam, Bangkok

10. Pantip Plaza

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Pantip Plaza is the heavenly abode for all the tech enthusiasts. This electronic focused Bangkok mall is filled with IT experts, technical doctors, second-hand shops and much more. You can find a myriad of electronic goods ranging from gaming consoles, PC parts, laptops, tablets, printers, digital cameras, DVDs, CDs etc. You can get some great bargains depending upon your negotiation skills. But this mall comes with some flaws you can find many counterfeit products selling alongside genuine ones. You must be careful enough as tourists can be tricked easily. Hardware House and IT City on the topmost floor are some of the renowned shops which offer genuine deals.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Petchaburi Road, opposite Pratunam's City Complex

11. MBK Shopping Centre

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MBK shopping centre, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a seven-storey shopping mall in Bangkok with around 2000 shops, well-known for selling electronics and mobiles at a reasonable price. This mall is a must-visit for ardent shoppers!

On the first three storeys, you will find clothes, accessories, leather bags, cosmetics, perfumes and DVDs. The fourth floor is dedicated entirely to electronics to fulfil all your tech-savvy needs! You can find mobile phones, mobile phone accessories, tripods, DVD players, cameras and more. On the fifth and sixth floors, you can find furniture, Thai souvenirs to take back home, art and crafts. The top floor has a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, karaoke booths and a computer game arcade. Moreover, if you are hungry, you can visit the food court on the fifth and the sixth floor to enjoy a delicious traditional Thai meal.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Location: Phayathai Road, Pathumwan

12. Siam Paragon

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Siam Paragon, also known as Bangkok's pride, is home to Southeast Asia's largest aquarium, 16-screen Cineplex and high-end brands. This is one Bangkok mall which you will hear about before even stepping into Bangkok. It's on everyone's recommended list. This mall has over 250 shops and is mainly known for luxury items. From Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Rolex to Prada, Pucci and Mont Blanc, you'll find all the international brands here! Don't forget to take your credit card along as you'll see some of the most expensive products here.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan

13. Central Plaza Pinklao

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Thonburi boasts some of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok, and Central Plaza Pinklao with its six floors of premium luxury shops, supermarkets, department stores, restaurants, cafes and a cinema, lives up to that category.

The Central Group owns several malls across Thailand. Central Pinklao is one of its projects, which is impressive in its size and extravagant features. It has an extensive atrium at the mall centre which has one of the best views in the city. The atrium provides for a spacious shopping experience, which makes your shopping experience more private and luxurious, even during peak shopping time and holiday seasons. It features premium brands that are some usual favourites, such as Tops Market in the mall basement, Major Cineplex on its topmost floor, the multinational Marks & Spencer, and the Central department store that is spread over four levels of the mall.

Location: 222 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Timing: Daily from 10am to 10pm

14. Central Plaza Rama IX

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This mall puts forth a truly unique shopping experience which satisfies all your lifestyle, entertainment and shopping needs in one dome. Central Plaza Rama 9, is a 7-storey shopping plaza which is home to around 300 shops, restaurants, cafés, SFX Cineplex, The Rink Ice Arena, B2S, PowerBuy, Uniqlo and the Robinson Department Store. It is located at a very prime spot, at the intersection of Rama IX and Ratchadapisek Roads. This gives Central Plaza Rama 9 a direct route to the MRT underground Rama IX Station which is located on the basement level.

Location: 9 9 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Timing: Daily from 10am to 10pm

15. City Complex, Pratunam

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This 6-storey shopping complex is one of Pratunam’s more high-end shopping locations. It is particularly known for its selection of high-fashion clothing and shoes. This Bangkok mall provides a well-rounded shopping experience since it includes jewellery stores, crafts shops, and cosmetic stores as well.
Location: Soi Phetchaburi 21, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Timings: 24/7

16. Erawan Bangkok

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Giving you direct access to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Erawan Bangkok is situated at the Ratchaprasong shopping district’s centre. A 5-storey luxury project spread across 13,000 square metres, Erawan Bangkok is a boutique mall which offers the best lifestyle brands. 

Location: 494 Ploenchit Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Timings: Daily from 10am to 9pm

17. The Fortune Town IT Mall

The Fortune Town IT Mall is an exotic shopping mall that is connected to the originating Fortune Hotel. This IT mall begins on the Hotel’s 4th floor. The hardware items sold here are super trustworthy and sold at relatively very low prices. The IT area is extensive, assisted with friendly staff, which adds to the overall shopping experience you participate in. 
Location: 1-3-5-7 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400
Timing: Daily from 10am to 10pm

18. Gaysorn Village

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The Gaysorn Village is one Bangkok mall that puts you in the lap of luxury. It’s majestic white marble and modern chrome complexes, are a nest of upmarket designer labels and luxury goods. The contemporary architecture, innovative retail design and wide variety of international designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Hugo Boss give you Thailand’s finest things in life. Fly Now, Senada Theory and Kloset Red Carpe are some homegrown Thai designers that you must check out for some authentic designs with a modern twist.

Location: 999 Ploenchit Rd, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Timings: Daily from 10am to 10pm

19. Indra Square

If you walk a few minutes down from Pratunam Wholesale Market, you will come across the Indra Square mall. It will wow you with several floors filled with hundreds of small sprawling shops that sell children's, women's and men's clothing, shoes and other lifestyle accessories. Indra Square is directly attached to the grand Baiyoke Sky Hotel, which has many stores on its ground levels.

Location: 120/126 Ratchaprarop Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Timings: Daily from 10am to 9pm

20. K Village

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K Village is an uber-cool, Gen Z lifestyle mall, that is perfect for millennials, the celebrated, and the rich. It’s a brilliant and suave alternative to the tall and packed shopping malls in Bangkok. It’s a swanky 24,000 sq m mall, with two open-air housing buildings, and over 100 air-conditioned shops giving you the best Fashion & Accessories, Lifestyle & Technology, Café & Restaurants, Health & Beauty, and Gourmet Market.

K Village has a dining zone that will sweep you off your feet. It has modern and contemporary diners on weekend evenings with some favourites such as Rainbow Sushi, Kuu & Sake Bar, Yum & Tum, to the well-established brands such as Ootoya, Wine Connection Deli & Bistro, Katsu King.

Location: 93/95 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Timings: Daily from 10am to 10pm

If this list doesn't suffice your needs then there are many other malls that might suit your taste. Shopaholics will surely have an awesome time at these fun-filled shopping malls in Bangkok.

This post was published by Shaif Ahmad

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