If you plan to visit Bangkok, there’s no better place to indulge in a spot of shopping. So why not make a day of it and visit Bangkok’s fashion offerings, followed by sipping on the best cocktails around? It’s thirsty work after all! Here are three ideas to get you started.
Shopping: The largest market in Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market offers souvenirs, art, antiques, fresh and dried seafood, vegetables, spices, ceramics, and even pets! It’s an adventure to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the jam-packed stalls and everything is sold at super cheap prices.
Address: Thanon Kamphaeng Phet, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Cocktail: SALT Bangkok is a hipster hangout and the perfect place to grab an ice cold Tiger beer. SALT also has excellent food, making it a great pitstop to gather energy for the afternoon. It’s just 16 minutes by subway and brings us back to town, all ready for our next stop.
Address: 111/2 Soi Phahonyothin 7 (Soi Ari), Phahonyothin road, Samsennai, Phayathai, 10400, Thailand
Shopping: MBK is a giant shopping mall with over 2000 stores across eight floors, selling everything from fashion and furniture to electronics and accessories. It’s popular with both tourists and locals alike so get out of the heat and spend an afternoon casually perusing the shops for the best deals around.
Address: BBB Inn, 328 Rama IV Road, 10330, Thailand
Cocktail: Head to The Alchemist and enjoy a refreshing Mai Tai. It well known for its cocktail-making expertise and of course, all the drinks on offer will be much cheaper than we’re used to – an excuse for one more?
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand
High Class Times
Go to: Siam Paragon is the epitome of luxury shopping where you can go looking for fine handbags, glamorous evening wear and accessories. It’s made up of 250 stores from the classic big names of Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada to the established high street brands of the West such as H&M and Zara. Prices are sky-high, so set yourself a budget so you don’t end up spending all your travel money in this exclusive mall!
Address: 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Cocktail: To complete your day, enjoy an indulgent champagne cocktail at the Aqua bar. It’s location at the luxury Four Seasons hotel makes it only 12 walking minutes from Siam Paragon. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day of shopping.
Address: 155 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
So head on over to this fashion capital of the Far East for a fix of retail therapy – and don’t forget to pamper yourself with a cocktail while you’re there! This season, Expedia have some great deals on flights to Bangkok to get you there.
Josie is a travel and lifestyle writer who enjoys telling her own experiences, as well as discovering new ones. She has previously written for the likes of The Huffington Post, The Times, London’s Metro and anywhere else that will have her.