Every traveler and tourist raves about the joy of shopping in Bangkok. While discussing with my fashion blogger friends Anupriya and Krithi on things to do in Bangkok, they highly recommended shopping with many options & choices. Here is my guide to shopping in Bangkok, when on a work trip with limited time on your hands.
Bangkok has the most fanciest and wide range of Malls catering to every type of shopper. One of the most highly recommended malls to me for fashion & lifestyle shopping was The Platinum Fashion Mall. It is said to offer wide range of fashion items are quite cheap prices. However, the catch here is one has to buy in bulk pieces (at least 3-4 items). I did not visit this Mall, as I did not have plans to buy in bulk and also it entailed bit of travel from my hotel in cab (which I wasn’t inclined to do after a long day at work).
I visited Siam Center and Siam Paragon Malls, which are located in the central part of the city and easily accessible by skyTrain from my Hotel. These two Malls offer many fashion brands (including high end designer brands such as Viviene Westwood, Victoria’s Secret, etc). Both these Malls have a nice foodcourt also, so one can eat out here at very reasonable prices. I did not buy much from here, in fact only bought some cosmetics from the M.A.C. outlet. The Madam Tusaauds Museum, Bangkok edition, is also located in one of these Malls (read full post here).
The MBK Mall is another great shopping destination for budget buys and it is also eaily accessible by SkyTrain. I did bulk of my shopping from this Mall, with bags, tees, dresses for babies, perfumes, etc. There is a wide variety of goods available in this mall and if in time crunch, one visit to this Mall is sufficient to buy gifts & goodies for the whole family.
I bought some garments from Asiatique The RiverFront (read more here), during my visit one evening and
the stand alone shops have a wide range of items on offer. In fact, my husband loved the soft cottong tees I bought for another family member and hijacked them for his own use!!
One of my colleagues highly recommended a visit to Lemon Farm & its brand BeOrganic, an outlet for all things organic and I quite liked the shop. I picked up some organic food items for my food blogger friends and also for myself. In fact, my friendSangeeta recently made Mishti Doi out of the organic Palm sugar I gifted her (and totally loved the result), which I had bought from this store.
And oh!! One experience you should not miss out on when in Bangkok (though its technically not a good but a service) is the traditional Thai Massage. I went for 2 sessions in the evenings to a nice Massage Parlor called Jasmine.
To sum up, when on a business/work trip, Malls are the best bet for easy and fast shopping in Bangkok!!
With this post, my Bangkok work Travel diaries comes to an end and my special Thanks to my friend & Travel cum lifestyle Blogger Krithi Marla for all the useful guidance & tips she gave me while planning for the trip!! Muaahs Girl!!