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posted by The Bangkok Consultant
Bangkok is absolutely littered with shopping malls with many of the more obscure ones offering better deals than their better-known counterparts. However, for your ultimate shopping adventure, a full range of shopping centres can be found all in one place, so get your walking shoes on and let's go bargain hunting!
Between the BTS Siam station and Chitlom station is a skywalk (or footpath), above Rama I Road, which joins the two stations together. It takes just a few minutes to walk between them, but with access to over a dozen shopping malls that lead away from the skywalk; it will probably take you all day, well that's the intention anyway!
A good place to begin your shopping adventure is at Siam station, which is the central location for the BTS rail, and where the two BTS lines meet. If you like technology and gadgets, you must check out the Siam Discovery building, which feels more like a convention centre for ‘Tomorrow's World.' There's so much cool stuff there, even if you're not looking to buy anything. It’s a lot like a museum for the future, rather than the past!
If you like your designer labels then Siam Paragon is the place for you, though be aware you are unlikely to receive much in the way of discounts. For those of you who are in the market for some modern trendy clothing then definitely check out the Siam Center. This modern urban-style shopping centre mainly caters for the moderately priced casual dress.
As you begin your journey towards Chitlom station, you'll see an abundance of shopping malls such as Siam Square, Central World Plaza, Gasorn Plaza and Yaranana Phand. There’s even a Big C supermarket for groceries and other household items. For electronics, you’ll have to seek out Pantip Plaza on your journey. All of these plazas can be found using Google Maps.
As you begin to end your tour, you'll see some of the older malls like Amarin and Central Chitlom. It’s best to get there early, stay for lunch and beat the rush hour frenzy on the Skytrain home.
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