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Metro Mall

The Metro Mall shopping malls in Thailand are popular with locals however in the tourist areas they have a tough time competing with the other malls in the area. The Metro Mall in Asok has to compete with such high-end malls as The Emporium as well as the Terminal 21 Mall just up the road from it. The mall is mainly for Thai locals however you do find tourists in the mall.

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Terminal 21

The Terminal 21 is a well known shopping mall located close to the BTS Asok Station as well as the MRT Sukhumvit Station in Bangkok. With more than 600 stores the shopping mall is large. Located close to the Centre Point Sukhumvit as well as the The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel and the The Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel as well as the Sukhumvit Plaza.

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Major Sukhumvit

The Major Cineplex Sukhumvit is well-known in the area and you can see the latest movies at the cinema. The cinema makes use of the of the best-technology around such as 3D vision as well as Imax and Dolby Atmos in Thailand. The following is listed on their website.

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Khlong Thom

The Khlong Thom market unlike the Bobae Market (clothing) and the Pratunam Market (clothing) this market sells mainly hardware, antiques and electrical goods. If you do not find what you are looking for here then you can also try the Chatuchak Market which has even bigger selection. Close to Bobae you can take a taxi or tuk tuk from the MRT Hua Lamphong Station to the market.

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Bobae Market

The Bobae Market is another well-known clothing market in Thailand and much like Pratunam Market it mainly sells its stock in bulk for the export market. There is no mass transit station close to the market however the MRT Hua Lamphong Station is the closest you can get and taking a taxi from there or the BTS Ratchathewi Station in Bangkok. Traffic in the area is problematic during the afternoons and it is mainly tuk tuk’s which will go into this area in the afternoon.

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Khaosan Night Market

The Khaosan Night Market is very popular with backpackers in Thailand and is not that far away from other tourist attractions such as the Taling Chan Floating Market which is a taxi ride away as well as the Khlong Lot Market. Khaosan Raod still has the hippy feeling to it and not much has changed over the years however the quality of the bars and pubs in the area has seen a major upgrade over the past 9 years.

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Taling Chan Market

The Taling Chan Floating Market is the closest floating market to Central Bangkok and it is not as tourist orientated as the others which makes it much cheaper. The floating market at Taling Chan is well known in Bangkok and many local Thai’s visit the market over weekends as it is so popular. There are many wallpapers on the internet showing this floating market.

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Khlong Lot Market

The Khlong Lot Market is one of the least known markets in Thailand. The market in Bangkok is located near the Grand Palace in Bangkok and if you are visiting the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles or the Grand Palace then this is well worth your while as they are close to each other.

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Jatuchak Plaza

The Jatuchak Plaza is another small plaza in the Chatuchak district in Bangkok. If you are going to visit the Chatuchak Market or even the Or Tor Kor Market then a visit to this small plaza would make a good resting place after a long day out on the open air markets as it is close to the MRT system. The market is very basic as it is mainly for local Thai’s in the area and not really a tourist destination like the Chatuchak market.

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Patpong Night Market

The Patpong Night Market is in the nightlife district of Thailand being on Patpong Road in Bangkok. Patpong is located between two roads. Patpong 1 is the main street of the Patpong area with many bars of all kinds and this is also where the market is located. Patpong 2 also has many bars and the night market extends to this area as well. Next to these lies Soi Jaruwan, sometimes referred to as Patpong 3 which is mainly a gay area in Patpong while the expensive bars in Soi Thaniya caters mainly to Japanese tourists.

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Pratunam Market

The Pratunam Market in Bangkok is the largest clothing market in Asia. The market is best described as huge and even that would be an understatement at best. The area has many budget and mid range hotels and cargo agents. This is one of the most well known markets in Thailand.

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Or Tor Kor Market

The Or Tor Kor Market based in Chatuchak is one of the best and well-known fresh produce markets in Thailand. If you are looking for a full-selection of exotic well-known Thai fruits then this is a market not to be missed. The open air market is located next to the Chatuchak Market and very close to the JJ Mall in the area. The Or Tor Kor Market is where you will find Thailand’s finest produce and you can be assured of the quality but prepare to fork out a little extra.

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Sukhumvit Plaza

The Sukhumvit Plaza is also known as Korean Town (태국한인 상가). It is a very small mall mainly with Korean stores and restaurants which might appeal to those coming from Korea or if you want real authentic Korean dishes. The mall is located very close to the BTS Asok Station and the MRT Sukhumvit Station in Bangkok on Soi 12 Sukhumvit. There are a number of hotels close to the mall such as The Westin Grande Hotel in Bangkok.

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Gaysorn Plaza

The Gaysorn Plaza located near the BTS Chit Lom Station is a high-end shopping complex much like Siam Paragon and CentralWorld where most of the items are imported and high-end. These malls in Thailand are good for shopping while in Thailand and are viewed by local Thai’s as ‘high-so’ stores. The type of stores where only the wealthy go.

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MBK Center

The MBK Center is a well known IT mall in Thailand and the biggest in the country. There are a total of eight floors and this shopping center has more than 2,000 computer shops, restaurants and service outlets. The MBK Center receives on average about 100,000 shoppers a day 50% being mainly young Thai’s and tourists.

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Silom Complex

The Silom Complex is a lesser known mall in Thailand and is located in the Bangrak district of Bangkok close to the BTS Sala Daeng Station in Bangkok. The mall does not have much by way of attractions for tourists but it is very popular with local Thai’s. If you are looking for goods that are much cheaper then you can find at such malls as The Emporium or CentralWorld then these smaller malls tend to be where you will find things at a reasonable price.

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The Emporium

If you have never been to The Emporium then you have never been to Thailand. The Emporium is one of the best known malls in Thailand with high-end stores selling both local and imported goods. The Emporium is located in the Klong Toey district of Thailand close to the BTS Phrom Phong Station in Bangkok.

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Siam Discovery

The Siam Discovery Center was the first shopping center in Thailand as can be seen from Siam Center on another article on this website. The proposed concept of “Lifestyle Shopping” makes it stand apart from other shopping centers and shops offering a unique product concept is unique.

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