Siam Paragon, Bangkok
One of Bangkok's elite shopping malls, Siam Paragon is also one of the biggest shopping centres in Asia. It focuses mostly on high end marques, and has an excellent food hall on the lower floors that include some of the best restaurants in the capital.
This will be my siam paragon shopping tips for the gourmet market area of Food Hall. I will have a different things to do and dining tips for it and on the Food Court and Asian Cuisine area of the Food Hall.
The Ground Floor Area of Siam Paragon Houses the Food Hall where the Gourmet Market is also located. the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon must be the largest supermarket in Thailand, It has a lot of gourmet foods for sale (both local thai and international food selections), beside regular supermarket goods. The whole ground floor area has 20,000 square meters of pure food porn! the food court, the assorted restaurants and dessert station and coffee house and the Huge Gourmet Market! You can buy almost any kind of food at the gourmet market and there are even some free food tastings of the products!
opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the local and international food items that you can think of!
thai street foods in a clean and air conditioned setting.
What to pay: the food items here are more expensive than in other malls and have an international flavor.
This will be my siam paragon shopping tips. I will have a different things to do and dining tips for it and at the huge food hall in the ground floor.
Siam Paragon is an upscale shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia. Opened on December 9, 2005, it includes a wide range of stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theater (consisted of 15 large size theaters with one of the them having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia) and the Siam Ocean World aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia) and an exhibition hall and also an opera concert hall. It also has a large bowling alley and karaoke center. It is a joint venture by Siam Piwat, the company that owns the adjacent Siam Center/Siam Discovery shopping malls, and The Mall Group, which also owns The Emporium.
Ground Floor : Gourmet Market. Actually the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon is what must be the largest supermarket in Thailand, about the size of a standard soccer field. It indeed has a lot of gourmet foods for sale, beside regular supermarket goods.
The bakery at Gourmet Market (operating under the name Le Boulanger) unexplicably is way below par (unless you like orange or pink colored sandwich bread). So if you buy an expensive salad (see below), you are advised to buy your rolls somewhere else.
A useful comparison is the salad bar which most supermarkets in Bangkok feature. Foodland sells at 7 baht/100 grams of salad, Tops Supermarket sells at 12 baht/100 grams and the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon charges a whopping 25 baht/100 grams. Of course, with higher prices come somewhat more exotic fruits and vegetables to choose from.
MF (Mezzanine Floor?) : Beauty Hall
First Floor : Fashion Venue - The Lingrie Salon
Second Floor : Paragon Men - Sports Mall Global
Third Floor : Read & Write - Paragon Kids
Fourth Floor : Power Mall Ultra - Paragon Living
What to buy: The Paragon Department Store comprises 50,000 square meters. Another 40,000 square meters are devoted to retail shops selling luxury brand apparel, jewellery, electronics, musical instruments, audio equipment, sporting goods and exotic supercars, as well as a Kinokuniya book store. Some of the most renowned boutiques found in Siam Paragon include Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, Kenzo, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Chloè, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The 25,000-square-meter Paragon Cineplex comprises a 14-screen multiplex movie theater as well as an IMAX theater and the Siam Pavali, a 1,200-seat theater suitable for theatrical and musical performances.
Siam Ocean World, the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia, bigger than atoll reef in Singapore, is located inside. The entrance fee to the aquarium for children is 280 baht and 450 baht for adults.
The Gourmet Market is an 8,000 square meter grocery store on the lower level of the shopping center. It is adjacent to a food court area that has a wide range of restaurants and food stalls and this is MY FAVORITE PLACE in SIAM Paragon as you can buy food using Magnetic Swipe Cards which you load with credits at a counter and buy clean but cheap thai and international food for as little as 25 baht for different thai noodles and up to 150 for rice dishes, my favorite was cha yen (Thai Iced Tea), Khao niaw Ma Muang (Mango with Sticky Rice) for 60 Baht since it is Similar to "Puto Maya", (filipino version of mango with sticky rice). Off Course Philippine Carabao Mangoes are Sweeter! (as certified by the guiness book of world records)
What to pay: Very expensive to shop here! much like sak's 5th avenue or bloomingdales or neiman marcus, just buy souvenirs at chatuchak do the budget culinary tripping here!
Shopping Tip: For 5% discount on most purchases, you can apply for a Tourist Discount Card at the information desk on the ground level.
Located at Siam station where the two lines of the BTS SkyTrain interchange, this modern shopping complex is the latest in design and draws window shoppers even more than the buyers themselves. After all not many people are picking out a Lamborghini at the mall. The top floor Paragon Hall hosts expos and a Cineplex shows the latest movies and is home to Bangkok's only IMAX cinema. Siam Ocean World is in the basement and the food court has abundant restaurant options. Something is always going on in the adjacent Parc Paragon, often free concerts or late in the year some sort of beer garden or other product-sponsored venue. Siam Paragon is not to be confused with Siam Discovery, another smaller and less dazzling shopping complex right across Parc Paragon. The mall is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the ground floor restaurants are open until 11 p.m.
It's a pricey supermarket in the basment of Siam Paragon.
What to buy: It's mainly foodstuffs.
What to pay: Please beware that the displayed prices don't actually come up at the till. I.e., the displayed prices for goods are 'member prices', you need to be a long-term resident in Bangkok to get these prices, or Thai of course. When you shop at this place, the amount you will be charged is pretty much a lottery. It's an absolute disgrace and should be avoided.
We were there early in the morning just before the opening hours. Outside a long thick queue had formed but was for Krispy Kreme outlet (donut shop). There are many shops selling high end products. A large food court offering many international food is available too.
Within the Siam Paragon is the Siam Ocean World, one of the largest indoor aquarium.
One of the largest shopping centre in the heard of Bangkok. The other two (Zen and Mbk) are very near!
Name: Siam Paragon
Attraction Type: Shopping, Aquarium (Ocean World)
Location: Siam square in the centre of Bangkok
Pictures in the web: Markets and Shopping areas in Bangkok
First Photo: Inside Siam Paragon
Second photo: Outside Siam Paragon
Third photo: Siam Paragon by night
Forth photo: Advertising at the wall
Fofth photo: Outside Siam Paragon
What to buy: Everything you like!
Top department stores and luxury shopping malls are concentrated in the Ploenchit-Ratchaprasong area, namely Central, Gaysorn Plaza, Isetan, Zen, Erawan Bangkok, Peninsula Plaza, all of which together make the largest shopping promenade in Bangkok. Furthermore, Central World Plaza and Narayana Phand Pavilion, host the official handicraft centre selling items from all parts of the country. One excellent shopping mall I went into was the Paragon Mall which is very posh - it even has posh cars like BMW, Porsche, Maserati for sale on one level whilst having a very upmarket Gourmet Food supermarket and food court on the ground floor.
Siam Paragon , Incredibly massive shopping mall right at the heart of Bangkok, anchored by the Paragon department store and also featuring the Siam Ocean World aquarium, the largest in South-East Asia. The fourth floor has a very good (if pricy) selection of modern Thai arts and crafts, as well as a large Kinokuniya bookstore. Great eating options in the basement, including a gourmet supermarket, two food courts and a canal-lined strip of fancy restaurants.
There is a big department store here and many many other specialty type shops as well.
There are many cloths shops here that range in price from reasonable to very expensive and a great "Asia Books" shop as well as plenty of restaurants.
It's very convieniently next to Siam BTS Station.
What to buy: The department store had a great range of electronics as well as lots of cloths and household products.etc.
There is a very modern Cinima complex on the top floor.
What to pay: Well thats all up to you and your budget.
Since Siam Paragon opened its doors in 2006, it has been the focus of luxury and high-end shopping in the heart of Bangkok. Located just next to Siam BTS station not far from the busy Ratchaprasong intersection, Siam Paragon is a mall that offers you the best in quality of products, food and entertainment.
What to buy: Siam Paragon is a huge departmental store which sells all the known international brands - Tony Hilfiger, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Lanvin, Gucci, D&G etc. At the basement of the complex is the largest aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere, Siam Ocean World. A vast array of restaurants serving delectable Chinese, Thai and Western cuisine can be found on the ground floor.
What to pay: Expect to pay top dollars for international designer labels. If you are coming from Australia or USA where sales taxes are high, you may find it cheaper to buy designer clothing in Bangkok. However, coming from Singapore, prices of these goods are not very much different from those in Singapore.
We got out of MBK and walk into the heat towards Siam Paragon shopping mall.
The seven storey mall is very impressive, it has touch of class and it is a large shopping complex. It was open in December 2005.
There are many expensive well known brand boutique shops fashion for men and women. If you want to buy Porches, Lamborghini or Ferrari, they have their own store.
Feeling hungry well don’t go too far; Siam Paragon has many food outlets. You will find foreign restaurants such as Fuji Japanese and many more in the food hall. Not far is the large gourmet market which is a grocery store.
In the basement you can visit the oceanarium huge tank containing all sorts of fish and coral reefs.
The Paragon Cineplex has 14 screen multiplex movie theatre and IMAX theatre. It also has large hall for concerts with 5000 seats. There are more to see like the traditional art section.
You can spend all day if you want.
What to buy: Treat yourself and go buy Ferrari at Siam Paragon Mall.
I'm not much of a shopper but this place is in the middle of Bangkok Skytrain and its super easy to get to and has a really high end super market as well. Its just a high end mall. Nothing more. I do like my japanese novelties however and they have Loft which is like the ultimate for Japanese geek shopping. Has trinkets and stuff you never new you needed. Only second to Tokyu Hands in Tokyo but they don't have that here yet. Other than that, the food court is pretty exceptional and definitely not too expensive. They put some high end car showrooms here too so you can check out that Ferrari that you were looking to get last spring. Ha Ha.
What to buy: Anything in the Loft. If you need to buy gifts for friends, it may not be from Thailand but you can always find something that anyone would like here. I buy small gifts for Thai friends and US friends.
What to pay: Way too much for the most part
This place is somewhat more classier than MBK. Its selling concept is similar to StarHill in Malaysia which targets the mid to higher class customers. A nice to place if you want to look at branded goods and buy original items.
What to pay: The prices here are fixed thus no bargaining...
I love the chain of Loft stores. They sell goods such as homewares, stationery, arts and crafts and gifts.
I visited the Loft stores at the Siam Discovery Center and at Siam Paragon Mall. It's located on the same floor as their massive bowling alley and multicinema complex.