Shop-o-holics beware; in Bangkok you can spend your Bath in a wide variety of malls. The choice is so great that a small manual is needed. The main shopping centres at a glance:
MBK mall is the best known and cheapest shopping mall in Bangkok. A crowded mall with six floors of merchandise (fake designer clothes, shoe shops, perfumeries, electronics and phones, basically everything) and the top you will find a large food court and a cinema.
Central World, the largest shopping complex in Southeast Asia with many international clothing brands. Little amount of fake brands in this mall.
Siam Paragon is for the affluent traveller; expensive designer clothes, luxury personal care products, or even a Mercedes … you can buy it all here. Visiting Bangkok with kids? Siam Paragon also houses Siam Ocean World and KidZania.
Siam Discovery is probably one of the most fashionable malls of the moment. Full of boutiques and designer shops.
Terminal 21 is a shopping centre that is set up as an airport. The information desk looks similar to a check-in counter and the girls behind are dressed like stewardesses. A walk through this mall is a real trip around the world; each floor takes you to a different metropolis. From the hip London to cosmopolitan Tokyo and from the souks of Istanbul to ancient Rome; The complex is an adventure in itself. You will especially find Thai fashion, accessories and gadgets.
The shopping malls are within easy reach. Almost all of them can be found along the BTS Skyrail.