ANGKOK boasts legendary landmarks and layer upon layer of heritage and culture. With its allure embroiling the very chaotic fusion of old and new, Bangkok is perhaps the most westernised city in Asia. shopping
It has a reputation as a menacing city, but, the more time spent in Bangkok the more you’ll realise that it’s relatively laid back in comparison to neighbouring countries.
SHOPPING MALLS IN BANGKOK
Shopping is an integral part of visiting Bangkok, there are many malls to visit where the surrounding streets are lined with markets, and food carts overlooked by the many skyscrapers taking over the city.
MBK SHOPPING CENTRE
The dauntingly mammoth MBK shopping mall is one of the main attractions in The Big Mango with over 2,000 stalls/shops selling everything such as iPhones, handbags, watches and clothes with authenticity not the main concern. Head here if you want a camera to snap some holiday photos with.
CENTRAL WORLD PLAZA SHOPPING CENTRE
Situated a short walk away from MBK is Central World Plaza, the largest shopping mall in Thailand. Positioned over eight storeys the mall even vaunts an ice rink and a 15-screen cinema. Unlike MBK, you won’t find replica items here, only the real deal. There is however, something to suit the needs of everyone that visits. From a Twinings afternoon tea shop to Miss Selfridge and Prada stores.
WHERE TO EAT IN CENTRAL WORLD PLAZA
Central World Plaza is a luxurious western style mall offering an intoxicating blend of high class shopping and international cuisine. For the best tikka masala curry outside of India then head to Mrs Balbir’s – an indian restaurant based on level seven of Central World Plaza. It’s divine!
What’s most fascinating about shopping malls in Thailand is that there always seems to be a whole floor dedicated to cosmetic surgery and weight loss. No matter what province of Thailand you visit, you can always rely on the local shopping mall to offer liposuction, botox and teeth whitening. Oh, and of course, Häagen-Dazs!