Bangkok: A City for Shoppers

Thailand is renowned for its rich and rustic culture. Temples, elephants, spicy cuisines, and its hospitable people are four of the best features of the country. Its capital city Bangkok is its most-visited place where millions of tourists from all over the world visit each year.

Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s shopping havens along with other shopping capitals like Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. But compared to these three countries, Bangkok shopping markets are very reasonable when it comes to price. Whatever it is you are looking for, you can find it in Bangkok markets at very affordable prices. Bangkok is truly a one-stop-shop of things ranging from clothes to accessories, shoes to bags, appliances to equipments, and textiles to local souvenirs.

Here are three of the best shopping spots in Bangkok wherein you can shop for the best things at pocket-friendly prices:

Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak is Bangkok’s largest weekend market. You can get there by riding on the city’s Skytrain to the end terminal, Morchit. Morchit is where the market is located. Chatuchak is a very interesting place to shop where you’ll find almost everything you can think of.

Exotic finds and local produce are there to entice your eyes along with other great finds ranging from clothes to artifacts, books to bizarre things, ceramics to antiques and many more. Here you can find and buy something for everyone.

Platinum Mall

A shopping paradise especially for women, the Platinum Fashion Mall is the largest of its kind in Bangkok.

This mall is composed of hundreds of small outlets that sell various things at very affordable prices. Ladies of all ages will definitely be delighted by what’s in store for them in this shopping hub – from purses to bags, clothes to textiles, shoes to accessories and bedding to local souvenirs. Haggling is allowed but be sure to be polite when doing so. You can buy a lovely dress for as low as 100 baht. Platinum Fashion Mall is located at Petchuburi, Ratchathewi next to Pantip Plaza. The nearest Skytrain station is Chidlom.

Patpong Night Market

One of the must-visit night shopping destinations for shoppers, Patpong Night Market also known as the red light district is located between Silom Road and Surawong Roag Road

Various goods are sold along this area such as clothes, handicrafts, carved wood products, and an assortment of almost everything you can imagine. It is surrounded by night bars and crowds of shoppers and foreign tourists. The nearest Skytrain station is Saladaeng Station.

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