From maze-like markets to mammoth malls, Bangkok is every shopaholic’s paradise. With everything available from quaint, local sea shell key-chain souvenirs to world-class designer goods, here’s an easy guide to navigating Bangkok’s immense city-centre shopping terrain on the Bangkok Mass Transit System (more commonly known as the BTS or Skytrain). You might not be able to beat the heat but zipping above the jammed-packed roads on the Skytrain, you will definitely beat the traffic…and that means more time for shopping!
BTS STATION: ASOK
Located above Bangkok’s busiest intersection, BTS Asok station stands between’s hotels, condos, street stalls, and one of Bangkok’s oldest shopping centres – Robinson – and newest malls – Terminal 21.
Exit 1 leads you straight into Robinson Sukhumvit department store. Cozy and compact, browsing through the store is fun and easy and the shopping is quite reasonable. You’ll find everything from shoes, swimwear and hair accessories to men’s shirts and suitcases from well-known international and local brands.
Address: 259 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 (0) 2 – 252-5121
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Look out for the grand gateway connecting the BTS station and Terminal 21. Opened in 2012, the mall boasts an impressive transparent exterior and creative interiors, all inspired by world travels. Each floor transports you to a different location — The Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco and Hollywood. A great way to spend the day, Terminal 21 features international brands and designers, locally-owner boutiques (these are a must-see), a whole floor dedicated to dining, bowling and cinema’s. And of course, be sure to take a selfie or two with the impressive decor and architecture in the background.
Address: 2,88 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 (0) 2 -108-0888
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
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