The 7-11's in Thailand are misnamed - they are generally open 24 hours a day! They are also to be found all over Bangkok. There are well over 2000 around Thailand, and more are opening all the time. Outside of the cities, you'll also see some at PTT petrol stations.
They are mainly outlets for snack-food and drinks - the fridges always seem well stocked with all kinds of chilled drinks including milk and beer. The stores are very well airconditioned, so if you're feeling the heat, step inside. It's often the cheapest place to find a cold drink, too; and if you've just been to the ATM, a good place to buy something and get change from a 1000 baht note.
Yeah, not to worry. There are convenience stores and 7-11's everywhere! Not really sure the proximity that you are looking for but you should be able to find what you are looking for close enough by the Pathumwan. The SIAM plaza and Paragon Malls are also connected to the Pathumwan via skyway.
thailand has a large number of 24 hour convenience stores and the number on brand here is the 7-11 brand of which thailand has the third largest number of 7-11 convenience stores around the world and about half of these 7-11 convenience stores are around the metropolitan bangkok area. Do I need a thorough explanation on a 7-11 convenience store? There are practically a 7-11 store in every street corner in bangkok providing 24 hour convenience but a warning! not all store attendants speak english so be prepared to point what you want if you are ordering the 7-11 own products like snacks or coffee or teas on the dispensers!
according to wikipedia:
The franchise in Thailand is the CP ALL Public Company Limited, which in turn grants franchises to operators. There were 6,300 stores 7-Elevens in Thailand in 2011, half of which are in Bangkok, making Thailand have the 3rd largest number of stores after Japan (13,000) and the United States (6,500). CP All plans to increase the number of stores to 6,800 in 2012 and more than 7,000 by 2013. Mr Piyawat[who?] said the company plans spending of 5 billion baht to expand business this year. Of the total, 2 billion will be used to open 500 new outlets, one billion to renovate existing stores and the rest to develop a new distribution centre in the East.
What to buy: all the items that you need on a 24 hour basis and the stores are open 24/7
What to pay: soft drinks at 15 baht a can, beer at 36 baht a can, snack foods at 12 to 20 baht, bottled water at 10 to 15 baht and more.
The Second largest convenience store chain in Thailand is the Japanese Export Family Mart Convenience Stores. Although it only has roughly a tenth of the number of stores in thailand than the huge 7-11 conglomerate (6,000 plus stores for 7-11 and 689 stores for family mart), you can see some family mart convenience stores in and around the bangkok area. They have virtually the same products on sale on their 24 hour convenience stores with 7-11 and with almost the same prices but the only difference is that they have different local convenience food offering than in 7-11. you can buy all your essential necessities for travel here like bottled water, soaps, shampoo, snacks, junk food, local burgers or sandwhiches, local drinks, prepaid mobile phone reload cards and more.
What to buy: all the items that you can find in a convenience store and the prices are less than buying it at the hotel store or the items in your hotel room.
What to pay: not a dent on your wallet. bottled water at 12 baht, beers at 32 baht, junk foods at 14 baht and more.
What to buy:
(last date visited - April 22, 2007)
a) oishii tea - 2 bottles @ THB 20 = THB 40
b) bun - 2 pcs @ THB 10 = ThB 20
c) butter toffees - THB 10
(last date visited - July 18, 2006)
7-11 inside the airport
a) siopao - ThB 15.00
b) green tea - ThB 20.00