Bangkok City, Thailand, is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists from all around the globe. They can get almost everything they need in this city. There are lots of shopping malls, Bangkok riverside shopping and local markets for wholesale and retail which offer reasonable prices you can easily touch and get for friends and family members or even for selling yourself.
Thinking about shopping places in Bangkok may remind you of some riverside malls or local markets that are located near the river where you can also see the Chao Phraya River’s view while you enjoy spending money.
As you may know there are a lot of shopping malls in Bangkok city, but getting to know local Bangkok riverside shopping places may give you a new shopping experience you’ve never had before.
People come to the city for different reasons, some people come to Bangkok just for food, some people come for its variety of culture and of course some people come for shopping.
Let’s explore some famous riverside shopping places in Bangkok where you will never get bored.
Asiatique The Riverfront – the 1st great shopping mall in Bangkok
Asiatique proudly presents Thai living style along the Chao Phraya Bangkok riverside.
Asiatique is the first great Bangkok riverside shopping mall in Bangkok that includes shopping places, food and other activities in one place. That makes this location more unique and interesting than the others. You can also touch the scent of Thai culture and modernity at the same time while enjoying your time here. Asiatique is divided into three main shopping districts.
Charoen Krung District: the new high way to modernity of the country. Here, you will find old-fashioned and new culture clashing together. More than 1,000 retailors are waiting for you to shop here.
Town Square District: a mix of Thai and Western cultures presented through international food. You can also find sports and activity courts here.
Factory District: the area to present fashion works, cool restaurants and other product retailers.
More Information: http://www.asiatiquethailand.com/
Tha Phra Chan market – an old-fashioned market
This place welcomes you come since seven o’clock in the morning until five in the evening. Tha Phra Chan market is not far from the emerald Buddha temple or Wat Phra Kaew. You will find a bunch of amulets which attracts people to come here. If you want to feel the Buddhism, you should come here and get yourself or your friends some amulets.
Tha Phra Chan is of course famous for the amulets where Thais and foreigners come to buy them. If you like such things don’t miss this place.
If you are looking for low-cost outfits, you are right to be here. No matter what kind of clothes you want, you can get them here. Klong San market is a very energetic market. Thai people always come here to get their clothes for themselves, their kids, and their parents. There are different sizes of shops located near the river until the main road. Not only clothes, but you can also get some fresh food and local desserts for yourself.
River City Bangkok – open from 8 AM – 6 PM
If you are interested in antique objects, this place is right for you. Not only Thai people love to come here, but also foreigners who come for its well known objects. You can also find an art gallery where the bidding for its contemporary arts takes place. Around the River City, you can also find plenty of restaurants that offer Thai and international foods. You can enjoy the view of the river while enjoying the food.
More Information: http://www.rivercitybangkok.com/en
Sampeng market – beginning of Bangkok’s China Town
Considered the original of Bangkok China Town, Chinese people migrated to this area and built their permanent homes here. After that, they started commerce. While you enjoy shopping, you can also see old buildings along the street. There are different types of delicious foods to eat, clothes and Chinese medications are sold here. You will definitely enjoy walking around, tasting some food, buying whatever you want or what you don’t even want because of the attraction itself.
Phahurat Market – famous for textiles
Lots of southern Asians came and has been settled here centuries ago. It’s also famous for Indian food and herbs. You can see the living style of Indian people, taste their original food and smell the Indian aroma here. If you like Indian silk and clothes, you can also get them from here.
Wang Lang market – a bunch of local Thai foods to taste
Wang Lang market is located near Siriraj hospital. If you love spicy and flavorful local food, you are advised to be here. Plenty of food sellers are waiting for you to try their different dishes. Walking a litter further, you will find various local Thai desserts to eat after a spicy meal. This place is probably called heaven for foodies because of the delicious tastes and reasonable costs.
Now you know some best places to go for shopping. As you can see most of these places are local markets where people try to maintain Thai culture and life style while the others are mixtures of the southern Asia and western which are good combinations towards globalization.
These are only some great destinations we shared with you, yet there are a lot more places waiting for you to visit. We hope to share more shopping places opening in Bangkok City very soon.
More Information: http://www.bangkokriver.com/place/wang-lang-market/
Enjoy your Bangkok riverside shopping!