Terminal 21 is one of the latest addition to the ever increasing number of shopping malls in Bangkok.
Rather than usual run of the mill shopping malls, the Terminal 21 is a mall with a difference.
From the very first day when it was opened in 2011, this shopping mall has been attracting locals and tourists alike for its unique theme.
The mall has been designed to represent a walk through some of the major cities of the world. Walking through the nine stories of this shopping mall, one would actually feel that he is taking a tour of the world.
The shopping mall’s floors are categorized into London, Tokyo, Rome, Paris and Istanbul.
Each floor has been decorated and designed in a way to actually depict the streets of these world fashion capitals.
From the maze of shops on the Tokyo floor decked up with Japanese kitsch to the classy fashion streets of London and the aura of a souk market in 19th century Istanbul, this shopping mall is sure to have the shoppers marvelling at the imagination of its architect.
Shop at London, Rome and Paris
To enjoy the experience of shopping in the fashion capitals of the world, all that one needs to do is visit the Terminal 21 shopping mall.
The ground floor of this shopping mall depicts the beautiful city of Rome and consists of subtle decorations inspired from Rome’s historical architectural monuments.
The floor is almost exclusively dedicated to international brands like Levi’s, Nike, Kipling etc.
The 1st and 2nd floors of the shopping mall are dedicated to women and men fashion and depicted by Tokyo and London respectively.
Apart from a few fashion brands, the shops to really watch out for on these floors are the local brand show rooms where one can pick up some really good stuff at very reasonable prices.
The Istanbul floor attracts tourists for its variety of shops selling everything from handicrafts to fashion accessories to various trinkets which can be taken home on a whim.
The basement floor is also worth a visit for its Caribbean theme and features a mix of gourmet food market, banks, bookstores and food vendors.
A food court like no other
Keeping in line with the “world tour” theme of the mall, the food court here is also famous for housing restaurants and cafes which serve almost any cuisine that one can think of.
The food court is sprawled over two floors of this shopping all and contains more than 50 eateries.
Some famous names that you can see here include Pepper Lunch, Chabuton, Fuji, Secret Recipe, Baanying Café, The Canton House and Swensen’s.
However, while visiting Terminal 21, the one eating joint which you simply have to visit if Pier 21. This place is famous for serving street style food which can be bought for as little as 30-40 Baht.
Every dish from grilled sea food to Chinese noodles, Pad Thai rice and vegetarians snacks can be found here. Pier 21 is also pretty famous for desserts like mango sticky rice and shaved ices.
Round up your trip with a movie at SF Cinema
The SF Cinema has 8 screens on the sixth floor of this shopping mall. If wandering through the beautiful shopping mall was not impressive enough, one can always check out the latest movie flick at the SF Cinema.