This Year’s Bangkok Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again. Every year, as the December holidays are approaching, shoppers flock to retail outlets to hunt for bargains on the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. If you find yourself in Bangkok this holiday season, from eclectic markets to luxury shopping malls, here are some of the top places to satisfy all of your shopping needs.

Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is one of Bangkok’s most prominent luxury retail shopping outlets. Packed with high-end designer brands such as Gucci, Fendi, Burberry, Prada and more, this elegant shopping mall has it all. Shoppers can reach this destination by taking the BTS Sky Train to Siam station.


This downtown mall is one of the larger shopping complexes in the city. It features an open air garden on the fifth floor, a cinema complex, a wide variety of dining options, and features a mix of high-end retail shops as well as more affordable shopping options. EmQuartier is accessible via Phrom Pong BTS station.

Central Embassy

Built on the former gardens of the British Embassy, this shopping centre is a one-of-a-kind architectural landmark. Filled with six-stories of retail outlets, it is also home to collections of art, sky terraces and stunning views of Bangkok’s fiery sunsets. Located near Ploenchit BTS station.

Central World

This mega-mall is actually the 10th largest shopping complex in the world. Filled with hundreds of retail options, shoppers can find everything from high-end designer brands to affordable off-brand labels. In addition, visitors can take advantage of the variety of dining options, cinemas, and can even try their hand at ice-skating! Central World is located near the Chit Lom BTS station.

Siam Center

Adjacent to Siam Paragon, Siam Center was relaunched in 2013, and offers a unique collection of trendy and fashionable storefronts. Featuring over 200 international and Thai brands, this boutique mall is great for those looking for items reflecting the latest trends and styles.

Asiatique the Riverfront

Asiatique is a collection of scenic open-air shops and restaurants, located along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. Visitors can stop by for a refreshing cocktail or appetizing meal, or can check out the large collection of shops offering everything from clothing to souvenirs. Make sure you check out the massive Ferris wheel, offering a one of a kind view of Bangkok’s skyline and waterways.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchack Market, also commonly referred to as JJ Market, is a unique shopping experience that reflects the culture of Bangkok. This open-air outdoor market is comprised of hundreds of shops selling everything from clothes and souvenirs to furniture and pets. Most prices are not set in stone so be prepared to negotiate to get the best price. Located near Mo Chit BTS station.

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