From fancy retail stores to high-end malls, Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise. However, when it comes to shopping spree in Bangkok, you are sure to get spoiled for choice. The choices here are available in every size, budget, shape, and taste.
The fascinating fact is, you will find the best at a nominal price (almost half of what you find in the city malls). So, here is our round-up of the famous street shopping destinations in Bangkok where you can shop till you drop:
1. Siam Square
This is the best place where you will find designer apparels and accessories at an affordable price. There are multiple streets here lined with stores and shops. On both sides of the street, you will see independent boutiques selling handbags, watches, affordable shoes, gadgets and everything. There are plenty of coffee shops to stop by during your shopping spree.
Don’t forget to visit the small streets of the Siam Square. Here you will find good quality custom clothing. These small alleys are also a great place to find men’s denim. Most are imported from the US, Japan, and Italy.
2. Khao San Road
This is one of the most visited and most famous streets in Bangkok. It’s nicknamed as the backpacker’s ghetto. From dirt cheap accommodation options to cheap bars, you will find everything here. During the daytime, it’s a gateway to the street food culture of Bangkok.
From rolling noodle carts to cafes and restaurants, it’s a haven for the carefree soul. After the sun goes down, it comes alive with stores and boutiques selling designer clothes, hawkers stall lining the road. From silver jewellery and tribal handicrafts to fake luggage brands and theatre DVDs, everything is available here at dirt cheap price.
3. Soi Rambuttri
This street runs parallel to Khao San Road but both the roads are opposite worlds. The pavements of Soi Rambuttri is lined by banyan shades and shops selling clothes, jewellery, souvenirs, DVD stores, and much more. The entire road has a horseshoe shape and can be covered in just 30 minutes.
4. Chatuchak Weekend Market
This is the most popular market in Bangkok and is open just on weekends. From trendy showpieces, exotic Persian carpets to trendy clothes and exotic pets, you ask for it and you will get it here.
The best part is, everything here is available at a low price. If you want to wander the place, plan ahead and enter only the sections that are of your interest. This market is enormous and it takes hours to cover the entire place
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