Siam Paragon, Bangkok
Planning to by an authentic Louis Vuitton? Gucci? Prada? Hermes? No need to go to Europe! Siam Paragon has it! This mall caters to high end designer label/shops. expect to pay thousand of dollars for a piece of bag esp for their latest designs.
There are also restaurants and coffee shops where you can have snacks or dinner after a tiring day of window shopping LOL
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.
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!
A huge shopping complex. Department store and many duty free shops food store, restaurants and nearby MBK.
Most shops open from 10.00am to 10.00pm everyday of the week.
What to buy: Silks, lacquerware, silverware, bronzeware, gemstones and jewelery, handicrafts and souvenirs, clothes and tailor-made clothes.
What to pay: From US$10.00 and over
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.
The one that redefined shopping mall sizes....for now, till the next goliath appears. Who said size does not matter?
Be blown away by the sheer size of the place alone. State of the art coolness (as in the aircon) Throw in the countless numbers of branded goods boutiques, a sheer size bordering on snootiness, a food court possibly big enough to form its own country and amazement of amazement, an aquarium in the basement. Brings new meaning to the phrase "floating on water".
A shopaholic's paradise. The shopping god must be residing here.
What to buy: Anything (well, most things) under the sun that money can buy tangibly.
What to pay: Look at the price tag, take out wallet/purse and go to the cashier.
Maybe not an ordinary department store though a fancy snobby shopping mall, that is SIAM PARAGON. It is prestigeous and already legendary. All what is expensive you can buy here. The grand entrance may give you the idea entering an exquisite place with exceptional architecture.
Walking around you get the idea the designers of this place want to show nature and culture, art and technology and ofcourse fashion and lifestyle. Even their entrance of their Website is amazing! Sometimes the mall is breathtaking indeed and I wonder if the Rich & Famous who come here do have the same idea about ... during their rush to get the newest trendy bag. Or the Lamborghini you can watch on the top floor ...
What to buy: Ehm,... well,... I do write a column for a Dutch Make-up magazine. And mentioned a while ago the hot and new trendy product "Cle De Peau". A "powdery foundation" (to get a smooth teint) costs about 280$ !!!
And guess! The SIAM PARAGON has it! Isn't it a MUST for a make-up artist to have such a trendy hotty and snobby woe in his make-up trunk??? Nope, I walked on through ... *sigh*
What to pay: Just mentioned! Though I've seen some girls buying a cheap small thing to get the handbag of SIAM PARAGON ... WOE!
What to buy:
It is huge, it is hip, it is new, and it has great food. They wanted it to be hte grand shopping experience, equal to or beating that of Singapore, and in my opinion, they achieved that goal.
What to pay: Food court serves inexpensive and great tasting food. There are restaurants ranging from family style inexpensive ones to more luxurious ones. They have an aquarium as well. Stuff sold her are world class brand names, and so are the prices. You can shop from $10 to $10,000 here.
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.
Siam Paragon, though touted to be bigger and better than the rest was a little over-rated we felt.
Their spacious walkways and many expensive brand named shops offered little to the budget conscious. Even those looking for brand named goods may find Shopping elsewhere, like in Singapore better as fashion may be a little behind and that it is pricier than in Malaysia or Singapore.
Even their food court, though extremely large and offering many different types of eats to choose from was priced a little higher than other Bangkok Shopping Centres.
The Siam Ocean World was the only thing worth visiting here.
What to pay: 200Baht at least for two to have one meal at it's food court.
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.
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.
If you want a relaxing shopping experience, never miss out the biggest shopping mall in Bangkok. The newly built shopping mall that opened in early 2006 has not only housed a large department stores, but also many different dining experiences. There are food courts on the ground floor that sold at price of Siam Center food court, and medium price food court like restaurants on the same floor and even some much more expensive restaurants on the side of the mall. Besides, you must pay a visit to the Gourmet (the supermarket) of the Siam Paragon, in which you can find the 3D LCD television in any of the entrance of it. Looks so advance to me. There are a lot of brand names stores just outside the department stores also. Hence I don't think just one day could be good enough to go around this mall!
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...
All the things here are selling at a very expensive price, and this place is really not suitable for bargain hunter. The shops here are very different from the likes of MBK, as the free space between the shops is really very huge. Everything is classy here, even the toilet! From MBK, you can walk here.