Bangkok, The capital of Thailand is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia but is also the financial and political hub of Thailand. The city also has a lot to offer to every tourist that visits this bustling city. In this article, we focus on the fact that Bangkok is one of the shopping hubs of Southeast Asia and have a look at some of the best malls which Bangkok has.
This huge mall is the second largest mall in Bangkok and also the second largest in the whole of Thailand. With over 270 stores in its array, the malls covers an area of about 400, 000 square meters. The mall opened In the year 2005. The mall boasts of having the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia and has a 15 screen Cineplex. The mall is meant for the affluent gentry who are in a mood to splurge their money. The mall caters to customers who prefer buying high-end and luxurious items.
The eye popping glass framed exterior of the mall is the first thing that attracts any visitor. After entering into the main floor, one can witness the luxurious brands like Jimmy Choo, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Prada
The first floor mainly focuses on fashion and clothing brands. You can find brands like Gap, Hugo boss and Zara on this floor. The second floor has several global electronics stores like Sony, Samsung and Toshiba. The third floor is probably the most eye-catching of all the floors and has several car showrooms of luxurious cars like Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari. The fourth floor is a mix and match of different kinds of shops, ranging from restaurants to I.T related shops.
Apart from all these shops presents on different floors the mall also has the largest aquarium which is called Siam Ocean World. The aquarium is situated two floors underneath the mall. The size of the aquarium is as big as 3 Olympic size swimming pools and over 30,000 marine animals find this aquarium their home. While being there, one feels like he is walking in an underwater tunnel. Apart form being a fun experience the aquarium also provides a very good educational experience for kids. The experience is quite unique and amazing. The aquarium also provides a chance to witness some 4-D experience with the first 4-D theatre in Thailand called Sanyo 4D-Xventure. The theatre offers a 25 minutes 4-D movie which is a great virtual oceanic experience.
Apart from all that the mall has to offer the mall has the ever popular IMAX theatre which is a treat in itself. On top of that the mall has a very impressive 15 screen Cineplex as well. So, if you love movies, this mall is surely meant for you.
Being an expensive mall which offers the best and some of the most luxurious products which one might think of buying, the mall is visited by the elite class of Bangkok and affluent foreigners. The products available in this mall are always top notch when it comes to quality and authenticity, which isn’t the case in ever mall of Bangkok.
The largest mall in Thailand and located not too far away from the above mentioned Siam Paragon, the mall is a visitors paradise. It is also the sixth largest shopping complex in the world. The mall is huge and it wouldn’t be any surprise if you end spending your whole day in this mall. Talking about the facts of this mall, the mall covers an area of around 550, 000 square meters. The mall opened in the year 2006 and has been one of the most visited malls in Thailand since then. The mammoth mall boasts of over 400 stores within its premises. The mall offers products ranging from high tech gadgets to delicious gourmet food. The mall has over 100 restaurants, 15 cinemas and a special outdoor square for large-scale events like Bangkok’s official New Year countdown party. The parking area of the mall is large enough to accommodate 7000 cars and the mall has 7 floors.
The mall is located at a prime location with structures like Erawan Shrine and Trimurti Shrine located close by. Also the connectivity to the mall is pretty good.
The mall has many restaurants which help the mall in providing a multi-cultural eating experience to all its visitors. Global fast food restaurants like KFC and Pizza Hut compliment the likes of several Asian cuisine restaurants. The flagship branch of ‘Toys R Us’ in Thailand is located in CentralWorld. Covering an area of over 10,000 square meters the store has a lot to offer to its customers. Apart from all this, the mall also has an open ice-skating rink.
When compared to the adjacent rival mall, Siam Paragon, CentralWorld is well within the reach of shoppers who are not looking buy highest-of-the-class products. Though CentralWorld and Siam Paragon have a few brands in common. Brands like Gap and Zara are present in both the malls.
The vibrant and dynamic nature of CentralWorld and Siam Paragon undoubtedly make them two places which no tourist can afford to miss, when visiting Bangkok.