A tourist who visits Bangkok with the purpose of shopping and shopping alone is quickly guided to Siam Square which is considered to be the shopping hub of the city for both tourists and locals.
Shopping at Siam Square is sure to be a shopaholic’s fantasy come true. The entire district houses a very eclectic mixture of high end fashion brands, local brands and a variety of fashion accessories.
Whether one wants to indulge in some old style street shopping or complete their shopping experience in the relative coolness of an air conditioned mall, Siam Square has everything.
Shop till you drop at Siam Square
Siam Square has rows upon rows of fashion boutiques lining the streets on both sides. The products available in these shops are generally of the latest fashion and available at very reasonable prices.
It is important to check out all the options and compare prices by wandering into a few shops before finalizing on a product to buy.
Some of the really cool stores that one must check out in Siam Square include Sister Margarita for some unique dresses and accessories, Pony Stone for funky leather bags and shoes, Post Nerd for printed tees and Sleeping Pills for an assortment of cute night clothes for girls.
Siam Square is also surrounded by three of the biggest and busiest malls of Bangkok.
The Siam Square One and the MBK shopping malls are usually thronging with crowds of shoppers especially during the weekend.
The MBK mall boasts of housing over 4,000 boutiques. One can only imagine the endless options here.
The third mall is the Siam Paragon, which is mostly famous for the luxury brands and international brands show rooms where one can roam around savouring the luxury and glamour of the rich and elite.
The best restaurants and cafes of Bangkok
Siam Square is possibly one of the few places in Bangkok which has almost all dining options.
From five star restaurants to local Thai food stalls to fast food chains, no matter which country the shopper is from, he is sure to find something that suits his taste.
Along with restaurants like McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks, one can also step in to Scala for Chinese cuisine, Fuji for Japanese and Focazzia for the best Italian food in Bangkok.
To savour the Thai cuisine, the best restaurants in the area are MK, Seefah and Som Tam Paradise.
The Black Canyon is also a pretty famous coffee shop which is generally crowded with Bangkok’s young population.
Dining options at Siam Square also include some high class dining choices like the Greyhound café which is the epitome of everything fashionable as well as the Hard Rock Café and the Red Sky by Centara.
Having fun Bangkok style
Even apart from shopping and food, there are unlimited options for entertainment in Siam Square.
There are numerous bowling alleys where one can have fun with friends at a very cheap price. Japanese style Karaoke booths give an opportunity to the young crowds to sing their hearts out. For the more subtle, there is also a famous art house along with the Jim Thompson Museum.