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: PHROM PHONG
Connecting citizens and tourists to Bangkok’s premier residential and entertainment district on upper Sukhumvit, Phrom Phong BTS station is on the verge of becoming one of city’s most popular shopping stops with the renovation of Emporium shopping centre and grand launch of mall EmQuartier in early 2015.
Take Exit 2. A favourite with locals and tourists alike for its convenience, central location and great selection of brands, designers, stores, restaurants and movies, Emporium has become a Sukhumvit institution. You’ll see businessmen and women meeting for corporate coffee, creative freelancers with headphones on working away, local families enjoying a day out and tourists showing off their shopping bags. Emporium is a must this year as it gets a whole new look, which means a whole new shopping experience for you.
Address: 622 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 (0) 2 – 269 – 1000
Hours: Everyday 10:00 – 22:00
Right across the road from Emporium and rising high above Sukhumvit’s buildings and shop-houses is the impressive and massive EmQuartier. Unveiled in early 2015 this immense mall will consist of stores, offices, event halls and a large rooftop garden. Boasting a modern, curved facade and sleek interiors, shopping here is not to be missed. Stay tuned for more updates.
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