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    lively
    by machomikemd
  • MBK again on a busy shopping day...
    MBK again on a busy shopping day...
    by Treshi
  • Street shopping!!!
    Street shopping!!!
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    Terminal 21 mall

    by Jimbo222 Written Sep 12, 2014

    Its a regular mall but what makes it interesting is the theme for each floor.

    Each floor represents a certain location (carribean, paris, tokyo, san francisco) and with this the floor is designed differently for each. Our favorites would be the toilets as each toilet had their own theme according to the "location" that it was intended to be.

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    Shopper's Paradise!!!

    by Treshi Written May 7, 2013

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    Bangkok is a shoppers paradise..so many things available at cheap rates. Many varieties and somewhat ok in quality. Many shopping malls and night markets including MBK, Platinum Mall, Patunam night market, pat pong night market etc...

    Me, busy shopping in the platinum mall!!! Street shopping!!! Street shopping in night markets... Inside MBK shopping mall.. MBK again on a busy shopping day...
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    Foodland Supermarket, Popular with Tourists!

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 10, 2012

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    There is a number of Foodland Supermarkets around Bangkok but the one nearest is in front of my hotel Amari Boulevard on Sukhumvit Soi 5. Bottled water is just 5 baht here unlike in the hotel , it is 50 baht. Sodas like Coke at 8 Baht. Fresh Tamarinds at 80 Baht a Kilo. Thai Rice Cakes (similar to "Cuchinta" in the philippines at 10 Baht. Beers such as Singha, Guiness, Tiger and San Miguel at 40 Baht (150 baht at Bars). As well as being an excellent place to stock up on Thai spices, coconut milk and Chang beer there is also a food counter at the front of the store serving up cheap and tasty fare (Took Lae Dee Fast Food)

    They do serve Western dishes - American breakfast, beef steak and even scotch egg - but better still go for any number of Thai/Asian dishes - including a wide range of vegetarian options, cooked fresh in sizzling woks in the small kitchen area behind the counter.

    Prices are very economical - a main course will set you back between 40 and 200 baht

    They are also open 24 hours, so if you just have to have that extra hit of Green Curry or Pad Thai at 2:00am, Foodland is the place!

    Foodland Sukumvit Soi 5 was opened in 1991.
    Located on the ground floor of Nai Lert office tower.
    A store size of 1300 SQM. , located 50 meters from Sukhumvit Road.
    Parking in the building.
    Caters to many tourists with 5 major hotels within 1 kilometer radius of the area.
    Large variety of imported products.
    Full service meat, poultry, seafood and produce departments.
    A fruit box packing service at produce department for tourists to pack fresh fruits to travel
    back home.
    Service counters for Butcher’s Choice and Oven Fresh Bakery (both display full range of their
    products).
    Different varieties of imported cheese and imported deli products at deli counter.
    Other Service : Took Lae Dee restaurant open 24 hours a day, drug store (open 24 hours),
    flower shop (9am-9pm ), book shop (open 24 hours), photo lab ( 7am-10pm).

    entrance lively just across the amari boulevard hotel inside with the popular took lae dee resto inside
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  • shopping in bangkok

    by bobbie2012 Written Jun 19, 2012

    if you are in bangkok for shopping check your hotel location, check sky train location & make a visual point of reference re large building s with lights us this as a guide during the day.
    markets are very good cheap & heaps of them in pratunam area the markets go on for a couple of blocks & you still come out onto the main road etc, eg the indra regent hotel is roughly 30minutes walking from mbk, pratunam electrical, & shopping mall

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    Jewelry Shops

    by limledi Updated Jan 13, 2009

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    Jewelry Shops are part of a tour we got from the airport costing 500B good for 6 persons. Tour includes van transfer, 3 temple visits (Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit & Wat Pho), 2 jewelry shops & a James Fashion Tailor). Lasting for half day, not bad considering the cost.

    We just take a look around the jewelry shops. No pressure to buy. Offered us a drink. Quite pricey but nice quality items.

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  • Shopping at big mall

    by julixjoy Written Feb 24, 2008

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    I went there because I decided to buy a cell/mobile phone. Public phones aren't very reliable and a little tricky to use and I had contacts in Thailand.

    There are countless mobile phone vendors on the 4th floor. Bargain for a good price with a SIM card included. I got one (secondhand but functional) for 700 baht, SIM card included, at 1 baht/min. 24 hours a day. Came with charger.

    Also bargained for digital wrist watch. But the alarm function doesn't work.

    Also lots of fake/knockoff? electronics like ipods, mp3 players. Food cooked fresh, unlike typical American fast food> But there is McDonald's and the like.

    Clothes are not cheap, comparable to American prices. For example, a nice dress was $70.

    There are many levels with tons of stores if you're into shopping. Very modern, with TV's all around and tons of people.

    You can get to it by bus#15 from Kao San Road area. The SkyTrain also passes next to it.

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  • Shopping at big mall

    by julixjoy Written Feb 24, 2008

    I went there because I decided to buy a cell/mobile phone. Public phones aren't very reliable and a little tricky to use and I had contacts in Thailand.

    There are countless mobile phone vendors on the 4th floor. Bargain for a good price with a SIM card included. I got one (secondhand but functional) for 700 baht, SIM card included, at 1 baht/min. 24 hours a day. Came with charger.

    Also bargained for digital wrist watch. But the alarm function doesn't work.

    Also lots of fake/knockoff? electronics like ipods, mp3 players. Food cooked fresh, unlike typical American fast food> But there is McDonald's and the like.

    Clothes are not cheap, comparable to American prices. For example, a nice dress was $70.

    There are many levels with tons of stores if you're into shopping. Very modern, with TV's all around and tons of people.

    You can get to it by bus#15 from Kao San Road area. The SkyTrain also passes next to it.

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    Shopping and more shopping

    by touraco Written Jun 28, 2007

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    Shopping is one of the main reasons people visit Bangkok.

    Besides the weekend market, local markets are everywhere along the streets.

    MBK - a lot of small shops that sell almost anything. you can also buy the local delicacies from the shops here

    Platinum Fashion Mall - a lot of shops selling clothes and accessories. great for the ladies

    Siam Discovery center,Central - More big name shops

    Siam Sqaure - great places for the young people to hang out, with plenty of little restaurants and shops too

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    Shop till you drop!

    by sabrina_florida Written Feb 17, 2007

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    I didn't consider shopping in Thailand really spectacular, as these days I can get everything I saw in the markets at home. I guess 10 years ago it would have been a paradise to me, though. What I didn't like is that everything is factory-made, you won't find any sort of handcraft. Still, it's really worth getting lost in them as you can get good deals.
    Bargaining is part of the experience, and it goes like this: you ask for the price, the seller will show you the price on a calculator screen and will hand it to you to type a lower price. After the second week you get a bit tired of this ritual every single time you want to buy something, but it's the way they do it there and it helps your wallet! :)

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    Negotiate

    by MaximusTravel Written Feb 28, 2005

    Negotiation is key; Even in the best stores there is always some haggling to be done unless you prefer to pay the most amount. Whether you’re looking at jewelry or real Versace bags (and there are a whole lot of fake ones out there...) you can always get a good deal by asking for a discount or their best price.

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    Shopping

    by MaximusTravel Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Shopping in Bangkok is quite a unique experience. There are many many shops here; from local handy crafts to Louis Vinton and Channel stores. The Emporium, Grayson and EBM are probably the best start from. Though I did do some checking at Louis Vinton and found that I could buy the same products in the USA for quite a bit less. However, if your bargain hunting or looking for gifts to bring back – Nothing beat a visit to the Weekend Market. Every hotel knows about it and can give your taxi driver directions in Thai. It is open only Saturday and Sunday, and it will take you at least 2 days to navigate it. They sell everything from jewelry, pets, handicrafts, food, furniture, and clothing to just about anything you can think of. It is very similar to the Sulks of Marrakech in Morocco where everything can be bought or sold. The evenings markets are the same but are know where near the size.

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  • Shop til you Drop!

    by yen_2 Updated Nov 23, 2003

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    This should be in the Shopping tip but as I am a woman and is very interested with the shopping where abouts then maybe this might be also helpful to all ya' ladies out there...shopping is heaven in Bangkok and it's also cheap..well, to those who are shopping concious who loves designer clothes,hmm..this might not help! I buy things in cheaper and branded ones..It doesn't need to be branded all the time..who knows that the one I'm wearing is not an imitation...But, sometimes too desingner products are fabulous! you can find imitation goods here in Bangkok!

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  • Shopping!As i mentioned...

    by shalin Updated Sep 22, 2002

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    Shopping!As i mentioned earlier,Bangkok is truly heaven for you shop-aholics!

    Trendy and VERY cheap clothes are available at Siam Square and Patpong Night Market (also known for being a red light area),on the streetside.These are very wearable,and just give you tons of satisfaction!(After all,you've bargained for them!) :)
    Bangkok has tons of fake goods-watches,cameras etc-so I really wouldn't recommend you making any serious purchases here!
    Malls like Robinson,MBK (cheap!) and Central Chitlom have nice stuff too! I actually spent about 4 whole days at MBK-this place is awesome for trendy young stuff!
    A variety of goods,in a variety of places!Shop at the malls and on the streets!

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    You cant visit Thailand...

    by depresno Written Sep 12, 2002

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    You cant visit Thailand without buying clothes, shoes, bags etc. You will find a variety of brands to extremely low prices. Mostly copy-products of course, but the quality is all-right. I have used similar shirts for several years.
    You can buy 20 Ralph Lauren Polo's for the price of 1 (!) if you find the right place. I payed 110 Bath for one piquet shirt, but of course you need to argue about the price.

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    Shopping is a must. This is...

    by lcy Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Shopping is a must. This is one of the activities I must do everytime.
    The shopping malls are big and the things are reasonable.
    If you want to buy the stuff along the street or from some small shops, do remember to 'bargain'. They are tricky!

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