Top 10 Riverside Shopping
Top 10 Riverside Shopping
Shopping by the Chao Phraya River enjoys an eternal quality and perfectly complete the shortcomings emerging in some new modern malls in other areas. Along the river, there are lots of sites and numerous shopping malls. A must-see for those first visitors by the riverside definitely is Asiatique-a place full of food and shopping malls. The river used to be a main channel for the sale of goods. A bustling scene in Bangkok happens in follower markets, especially in the morning. There are other markets for the sale of statues of american tales and Saphan Phut night markets for locally operated second-hand goods and new clothes.
The popular shopping experiences in Asiatique is the combination of a night market and a shopping mall.It is about ten-minute distance away from Saphan Taksin BTS station.Asiatique was transformed from a thriving international trade port in the past, which houses more than 1500 stalls and 40 restaurants.The night bazaar starts from 17:00, you can strall in the boutiques. buying gifts for your friends or yourself; you are guaranteed to taste something that you like; besides, Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon and a classic Thai puppets performances etc, those shows will performed nightly.
Opening Hours: 17:00-24:00
Location: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
How to get there: The easiest and fastest way to get there is via boat. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier. It only takes ten minutes, and the boat runs until 23:00. Taxis are not recommended as the traffic can be terrible in this area.
2. OP Place, Oriental Plaza
Though you have not been to buy antique elephant stone in Bangkok or contemporary art in the northern tribes of Thailand, OP Place is still worth visiting. Oriental Plaza is more like an art gallery or museum than a shopping mall with about 50 boutiques offering all kinds of fantastic pieces and you can take all them home. Some well-known tailors and jewelers has been rooted there as well as art shops. It is well-known for luxury and you can shop there without worry as all antiques have been issued certificates.
Opening Time: daily 10:30 – 18:30(some shops close on Sundays)
Location:30/1 Soi Charoen Krung 38(behind the Mandarin Oriental Hotel)
BTS: Saphan Taksin
TEL: +66 (0)2 266 0186
3. River City
River City is a four-floor shopping mall and you can have a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River from there. River City is a favor for antique lovers and collectors and each floor provides high quality of antiques and collectibles. In addition to antiques and collectibles, the River City shopping center also sales Thai silk, jewelry, leather jewelry fashion shops. You can find home decoration products, including wood masks, bronze sculpture and Thai crafts. When you enjoy the scenery of the Chao Phraya River, you can also enjoy delicious food in the river city with an outdoor terrace restaurant on the promenade.
Opening Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Location: Charoen Krung Soi 30
Tel: +66 (0) 2237 0077-8
How to get there: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station, and you can take free boat in Sathorn Station to River City at daily 10:00-20:00.
4. Robinson Bangrak
Located in the Old City, Robinson Bangrak is a modern shopping mall. Different from other places, Robinson is convenient for locals and visitors who wants to shop for international brands. You can not only find plenty of high-end shops but many restaurant chains and a food court. Another funny place is those small markets outside shopping mall, where there are many street vendors selling fresh fruit.
Opening Time: 10:30 – 22:00, every Monday to Friday;10:00 – 22:00, Saturday to Sunday& Holiday.
Location: Corner of Silom and Rama IV Roads
Tel: + 66 (0)2 380052-61
5. Bangkok Flower Market-Pak Klong Talad
Pak Klong Talad is the biggest flower wholesale and retail market. A variety of popular flowers and plants are sold here, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and much more. Most flowers are sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers and the price is surprisingly cheap.
Located on Chak Phet Road, a part of the old town, next to Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. Inside two to three-story shop-houses on both sides of the main street, there are some flower shop and vendors. Flower market in the south of Wat Pho, connecting the pier there. Besides, there are other historical monuments of the old town, so it makes for a great one-day trip
Opening Time: 24 hours, more popular during nighttime
Location: Chak Phet Road, the Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier
Transportation: Taxi or Tuk Tuk
6. Amulet Market
Amulet Marketis one of the oldest markets in Bangkok and it is also a place where you can buy religious amulets, such as small portraits that Thai people often hang in the neck or in the waist buckle. On the both sides of the road, there are many stalls selling commodities-holy bone, holy teeth and Buddha statues and much more. The main customers are local religious believers not visitors but it is worth visiting.
Opening Time: daily 9:00-18:00.
Location: Trok Wat Mahathat, Th. Maharat, Phra Nakhon
How to get there: near Thammasat, Sanam Luang,so you can visit there together.
7. Saphan Phut Night Market
Saphan Phut Night Market is located near the Memorial Bridge and lighted up at night, from Tuesday to Sunday. Visitors can enjoy it freely. It is opened at 18:00 and only gets lively until 20:00 and runs until the mid-night. Saphan Phut Night Market mainly sales new, old or even second-hand clothing and less expensive than other markets and you can also sample plenty of plates or food.
Opening Time: 18:00- 00:00
Location: Saphan Phut Pier
8. Ta Tian Market
Ta Tian Market is a large fresh market, lying opposite Wat Pho. Actually, it is often ignored by many visitors and they like to rest in an elegant cafe under Chinese – Portuguese shape building but few can focus their attentions on the small door in the middle of the U-shaped building. It is funny to walk through the market like seeking in a maze, and you may lose your direction. If it is your first time to come to Thailand, so you may think 80% of things there mysterious. It is impressive when you see dry fish of different shape and taste and all kinds of dried shrimps.
Location: Maha Rat, just opposite Wat Pho
9. The Chao Phraya River Shopping Street
This shopping street is an ideal place to buy high quality Thai products such as silk garments, teak, furniture, artwork, handbags and antique. The environment there is quiet, it is amazing to walk through the street and appreciate the exquisite goods sold; Though you don’t plan to buy anything, you may be surprised by the high-end quality of products and excellent technology.
Opening Time: 10:00-19:00
Location: 23 Rongnamkhaeng Street
Tel: +66 (0) 237 0077
10. Oriental Plaza
Commodities in Oriental Plaza are as luxurious as its hotel. Opposite the main entrance of the hotel, it is home to LV, Lotus de Vere and Heritage International Limited where the prices match to the top luxury goods.
Opening Time: daily 10:00-21:00
Location: Charoen Krung 38
There are countless tourist attractions on both sides of the Chao Phraya River as well as its shopping malls here.The most popular market is night market Asiatique,it is definitely a must-visit for first visitors.So,if you are planing a Bangkok shopping trip,shopping by Riverside is a good choice for you.