This shopping mall is huge and has Tokyu Departmental Store as it's main anchor tenant and though large occupies only a small section of the shopping mall.
You, probably, need a day or two to be able to cover the whole mall.
Beyond Tokyu Departmental Store, you will find lots and lots of individual shops/stalls selling all kind of items. My guess that the prices are targeted at the locals shoppers rather then tourist but it would be advisable to bargain on the offered prices unless it is fixed price like that in Tokyu.
MBK - Mah Boon Krong
One of the biggest shopping centre in Bangkok. Located in Siam square near to Siam centre and Siam Paragon.
Name: MBK Centre
Attraction Type: Shopping
Location: National Stadium station with BTS Skytrain. Near Siam.
Pictures in the web: Markets and Shopping areas in Bangkok
First Photo: View of MBK from Siam centre
Second Photo: Inside MBK centre
Third Photo: Inside MBK centre
Forth Photo: MBK centre
Fifth Photo: Inside MBK centre
What to buy: Electronics and more
The MBK Centre has over 2000 stores spread amongst its 8 floors, with plenty to keep you entertained from casualwear to shoes, bags and mobile phones. Its architecture is modern and striking.
What to buy: Go for a meal in the food court on the 6th floor.
Huge building, large mall. One of the best in Bangkok and among the biggest in Asia. You may find all you may be looking for, or just getting curious among the large selection of goods on display.
Shopping Tip: all tourists can apply for the special MBK Tourist Discount Card. Go to the information kiosks located between the first and second levels (bring your your passport). With the card you are entitled of discounts between 5 and 30% on selected merchandise and at some restaurants - get the list of participating stores when you apply for that card.
Close to the financial district, next to Paragon and Siam shopping complex.
What to buy: One there all is up-to-you: everything you may be looking for is at hand and available: artcrafts, jewerly, gifts, cloths, electronics and so on. You are to find out how to walk around the huge mall since it is easy to get lost: thousands of shops or just little stand are waiting for customers to buy. There are also some food and coffee places where you may rest for a while. The place is full of buyers or just visitors so make sure you have a close whatch on your belongings.
What to pay: You are expected to bargain, as all prices are not fixed: most of time you may get half of the required price, or even more.
Fierly fight to the very last price, until you do not feel happy with that.
A large mall over 8 layers, we found it jammed with electronics and camera gear at great prices.
What to buy: While there are shops with all varieties of goods, it is the camera gear that was the attraction for me. Picked up lenses etc at around half the price in NZ, all with international warranties and no problems. Do check what they pack in your box or bag however.
What to pay: Camera gear at around half its equivalent NZ price.
It is so nice to go to MBK after the heat of Bangkok. This airconditioned shopping mall is huge and you can easily lose hours here.
What to buy: The first few floors are dedicated to men and women's clothing, shoes, handbags (including copy handbags), watches, gift items - the list is endless. The higher floors are dedicated to mobile phones and accessories. They also sell PlayStations, games, XBox etc. R4 cards for Nintendos are great value. There are also sections at one end of MBK that are like a market place.
What to pay: Similar prices to that of the markets.
Mah Boon Krong(MBK) is the most visited mall in Bangkok. It consists of over 2,500 small shops. You will enjoy the bargaining experience. Guarantee you will find everything from A-Z in this mall.
What to buy: Everything you'll ever need: clothing, fashion accessories, cosmetics, shoes, bags, cell phone, food, etc...
What to pay: Shirts around 100 baht
Many shops, home products, soft furnishings, cameras, ipods, computers, clothing, jewellry, shoes...everything!!!
BEWARE of man standing outside shopping mall before it is open. We arrived half hour before trading started. NICE man redirected us to another shopping area. FIVE minutes away, walking. We got started and we met ANOTHER NICE FRIENDLY lady...she walked with us ALL the way to another NICE shopping area. We were being directed to a Jewellry shop called GEMS, we later learnt that they get a commission on all sales from the customers they walk to the store. Needless to say, we bought jewellry.....very nice, but not our intention. This was only learnt on our return to South Africa. We will know better next time.
8 floors of ultimate shopping experience!
I don't know why I did not check this in my previous trips, maybe because I was contented with Pratunam and didn't have much time.
Went to MBK several times to buy clothing, gifts for friends.
MBK is an expats, tourists and local's favorite mall. Very convenient and comfortable airconditioned shopping.
There's a thai leather bag store on the 3rd or 4th floor, just a small stall where I bought my laptop bag, soft leather and not really expensive, I think it cost 2600baht from an original quoted price of 3000. Yup, that's the good news, just like anywhere else in Thailand, you have the opportunity to use your bargaining skills at MBK, although at some shops, it's fixed price.
There are 2 factory outlets of clothing brands such as American Eagle, Gap, Banana Republic, Abercrombie, etc... on the 3rd floor, mostly made in vietnam or cambodia, but good quality.
Go to the opposite far-end side of the skytrain and you'll find a pratunam-style shopping for clothes, crafts, bags, souvenir items. It's where I also found good quality Abercrombies (if it's the real thing or a bootleg, you'll never notice the difference) but expensive for my budget, bought couple of them though at 375baht per piece, they're selling it at more than 400baht but bargain harder, you might as well get it really low. I suck at bargaining sometimes.
I had a foot cleaning at 200baht on the 3rd floor too right after taking a lunch at Hong Min (or Shanghai) restaurant beside it.
It's mobile fone haven on the 4th floor, a bit chaotic though, and all furniture and house stuff on the 5th floor plus the foodcourt also.
There's a cinema complex, bowling alleys, karaoke, and foodcourt on the 7th floor.
The Pathumwan Princess Hotel also is connected on the far-end of the 2nd floor.
Everything you need is in this huge MBK mall.
Don't go there before 10AM, they open from 10am til 10pm
What to buy: Everything, my favorite though are those factory outlets or export overruns on the 3rd floor.
What to pay: Reasonable.
There are 2 shops where I bought dozens of shirts, shorts and pants both located and few steps away from each other on the 3rd floor of MBK.
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Though I like the Export Shop better, they have better stuff, depends maybe on the days.
The sell several brands, mostly made in Vietnam or Cambodia, like Banana Republic, Gap, Abercrombie, American Eagle, Billabong, even RL, and so many others. Shirts and T-shirts costs between 100 to 300 baht, abercrombie, Polo, and other brand of short-pants at 350 - 450 baht.
Fixed price though.
What to buy: shirts and pants
What to pay: between 100 - 500baht/piece
You can find some local product (fabric), such as souvenirs or clothes.
Dont forget to beat down the price, usually 50-70 %. But be careful, you cannot cancel to buy something after the seller agreed with the price.
If you are at MBK, your can get your Thai crafts on the 6th. floor. You may ask for some discount if you are buying a lot of stuff. Almost the entire floor sells souvenirs, clothes, collectables and more. At first I went to Naraiphand at President Tower, Intercontinental Hotel but the things there did not quite appeal to me and prices were high.
What to buy: Bencharong, shirts and handicrafts.
What to pay: Depending on what and how many you buy... I guessed my family spent about THB5000 where bought various kind of stuffs.
MBK is a shopping mall in Bangkok. I found many tourist shops here. You can almost find anything in MBK from men's/women's clothing to computers and electronic to antique. In MBK they are genuine and copy goods. The prices in MBK are reasonable.
They are many restaurants, coffee bar in MBK. You can find different type of food ranges from Asians to European cuisines. We liked the food court, I think is located on the sixth floor. The food is a restaurant standard and the price is reasonable (US$1-$8), they serve all type of cuisines from many nationalities.
Just be aware of the products that you are buying because they are many fakes merchandise especially in clothing and DVD.
If you want to spend more expensive items go to Siam Paragon Mall which is next door to MBK.
In the two days we were in Bangkok we didn’t have to go anywhere else for our shopping.
What to buy: Thai silk make sure it's genuine, DVD movies make sure it has No 9 in the label. Gold plated tea set. You can find the item's in MBK.
What to pay: DVD movies, Thai silk to gold plated tea set from US $1 to $500
"Please no more shopping! " You may be saying if your a guy with a wife/friend who is a shopper.Yes more shopping you are in Bangkok after all and there are so many shops and markets.MBK is a huge place where you can buy everything under the sun.However the prices are alittle higher than if you shop at Pratunam or Jatujak Market but more comfortable.It's well air-conditioned so you can walk longer.There is also a big food court and many restaurants to choose from.MBK is right next to the very trendy" yuppy "Siam Square shopping area where all the beautiful Thai people hang out. It is also close to Siam Center,Discovery Center and the BTS station.The center open at 10 am and close at 10 pm so that should be enough time to get all the things you need.So shop 'till you drop.
What to buy: Anything especially cloths,watches ,toys and shoes.
I have boought DVDs at Pantip Plaza and have found the quality to be terrible. Plus they refuse to accept returns. I buy my DVDs at MBK and they are reliable, good quality and cheap.
What to buy: Copy stuff.
What to pay: Negotiable, that is the point.