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Bangkok, capital of Thailand, is a paradise for people who love shopping!
Shopping and Bangkok seem synonymous to my mind. You will find the trendiest stuff here at dirt cheap prices. Not only shopping but the nightlife is also exciting here.
You will only be missing a beach in the city but you can enjoy some time at the beach by traveling a few hours away from the city. So, it will a good idea to travel to Bangkok and some nearby island together in order to enjoy both kinds of atmosphere – City life and beach fun.
I am listing a few nearby islands here for you:
- Bangkok to Pattaya – 2 hours (by car)
- Bangkok to Phuket – 1 hour 30 mins (by flight)
- Bangkok to Krabi – 1 hour 20 mins (by flight)
- Bangkok to Hua Hin – 2 hours 30 mins (by car)
- Bangkok to Koh Samui – 1 hour 10 mins (by flight)
By now you must have realized that Thailand is full of options and only you should have the spirit of an explorer.
You must visit at least one of the above-mentioned islands. You can also enjoy activities like snorkeling, rock climbing and more once you are at the beach.
There are so many amazing things to do in Bangkok, it is a land of opportunities for travelers, so pack your bags and come along!
Make sure you have all the documents for Thailand visa, here is a checklist.
Things that you will read about in Bangkok Tour Guide:
- Currency of Bangkok
- Shopping in Bangkok
- Bangkok Attractions
- Nightlife in Bangkok
- Indian Restaurants in Bangkok
- Bangkok Hotels
- Transportation in Bangkok
- Flights to Bangkok
- Bangkok Airport
- Weather in Bangkok
- Bangkok Time
Currency of Bangkok
1 Thai Baht (THB) ~ 2.20 Indian Rupees (INR)
Shopping in Bangkok
I will be talking a lot about shopping in this post, so I think it is better to cover it first.
This city is famous for street markets, night markets, and day markets. You will get all the trendy and quality stuff from the streets. I find it better to buy things that are not easily available in your homeland or are cheaper comparatively. So let’s dive in!
1.Platinum Fashion Mall
It is a huge mall consisting of 6 floors, divided into 2 buildings and 3 zones. It will take you at least 5 – 6 hours to cover the mall.
One building consists of zone 3 and the other building (shown in the above picture) consists of the rest of the two zones. That’s not it, on the 5th floor of zone 3 you will find the entrance to the Novotel hotel.
6th floor of zone 2(or 1) is a big food court that has a variety of non-vegetarian food (meat). You will also find a fruit shop here ( if you are looking for vegetarian food).
The other half of this floor is occupied by stalls of cosmetics, electronics, and other accessories.
Rest of the mall is full of all the things that any girl could ask for, whether it be a handbag, pair of footwear, cosmetics, clothes, jewelry or a phone cover. This mall has it all.
Out of the two buildings of 5 floors each, 4 floors are dedicated to women and just 1 floor is for men and children! haha. Check out the floor plan for all the zones below and you will better understand what I said so far.
Zone 3 is comparatively smaller than other zones. You can buy bags and footwear here. A few years back, you could find copies of handbags from luxury brands as well but not now.
Everything in this entire mall is available at cheap prices and is mostly of decent quality. You will find so much variety that you will be overwhelmed.
The only thing that is missing from this mall is the XL size clothes for women. You must know, you will not be allowed to try clothes or exchange them.
There is a variety of iPhone covers and a few others as well. If you love Jewellery then you will find a lot of it here that too at wholesale prices! You should bargain a little but not much as the shopkeepers get pissed off easily.
There is a stall on the 1st floor where bedsheets are sold, the quality of the sheets is fine but the rates are unbeatable. Note the fabric is not cotton and mostly sheets are in a single color, without prints on it. Only the pillow covers are printed. The packaging shows only the printed pillow covers so there are chances that you expect something else.
The shops inside the mall close around 5:30 pm and the same shopkeepers put up their stalls on the street right outside the mall after 5:30 pm.
There they offer the same products at further cheaper rates! so you can find handbags and footwear at little better prices but other products like jewelry and phone covers are offered at the same prices.
Bottom line: You must visit this mall.
When you get out of the mall, you will see my favorite Swensen’s ice-cream parlour! It is on the 1st floor, which is also the entrance to the mall (It is the part of the mall) Do have some ice-cream (I had my favourite Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream).
Tip: Please double check your bill as sometimes the staff charges you for the other expensive ice-creams.
2. The Street Market Outside Palladium IT mall
The market starts around 6 pm and stays open till late at night. It is only a few steps away from the Platinum mall.
This market has some good stuff, which is not available in the above-mentioned mall like name-plates for your house, I simply loved these. You must grab one for yourself, do bargain a little.
The quality of wallets isn’t great so avoid buying it. The make-up products are super cheap, for example, MAC lipstick is for 80 baht! Yes, you are thinking right, it is an A-copy so don’t buy it. Rather I would not suggest you buy any cosmetics from such stalls in Bangkok. Don’t take a risk with your skin but you should buy make-up brushes for sure.
You will also find O.P.I nail paints everywhere but again, don’t fall for it, those are original looking fake products. If you want to know how fake it is, then look at the bottom of the nail paint and check the sticker.
If you want to buy some electronics then do check it before buying. If it is not expensive and you can risk that money then it is okay.
Buy electronics from shops like Moshi-Moshi (or similar) which is on the 5th floor of the Platinum mall. In such shops, you at least have brand confidence.
3. Indra Square
You are going to find a lot of Indians here, I mean really a lot! This is a hotel plus a market. All the shopkeepers inside understand Hindi(Indian language) so don’t think that they will not understand when you discuss bargains in Hindi with each other(if you are Indian).
You will find super cheap stuff here and a lot of electronics like an iPhones worth 6-7k INR! but please don’t fall for it. They will not even last for a month. There are a few good electronic shops outside the market, check those if you want to buy a TV or a speaker.
4. Asiatique Riverfront
It is a very good place to get a sight of something new and different from the city atmosphere but yes, again shopping area it is.
Along with shopping, you get entertainment as many people are singing and playing instruments around. There is also a deck to enjoy riverfront view along with cafes and a few fun rides. It takes around 30 minutes from Pratunam to reach here. You must visit this place.