Shopping malls in Thailand. Photo: KnowInsiders
Shopping malls in Thailand. Photo: KnowInsiders

Thailand is a land of diverse cultures and is known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and malls. It places great emphasis on its quality service at hotels, shopping malls, restaurants. The amount of shopping malls in Thailand is staggering, especially in Bangkok! Thailand has plenty of shopping malls that suit all kinds of lifestyles and budgets.

The mall culture is big in Thailand, and millennials often makeup and dress elegantly to go to the mall. Every weekend, locals travel to the mall to meet friends, enjoy all kinds of food, take a lot of selfies, watch a movie, eat some more and take more selfies. There are even supercar parking areas for your Lamborghini or Ferraris!

List of 10 biggest and best shopping malls in Thailand

1. Icon Siam Mall

2. Siam Paragon

3. MBK Center

4. Emquartier

5. Central Embassy

6. Central Embassy Shopping Mall

7. CentralPlaza Khon Kaen

8. Seacon Square

9. Terminal 21

10. Limelight Avenue

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What Are The Best Shopping Malls in Thailand

1. Icon Siam Mall

Photo: LYS TRAVEL
Photo: LYS TRAVEL

This mall is considered the “mother of all malls”. It has 500 shops and 100 restaurants and these restaurants are from over 30 countries that together bring you the delicacy of all places in one single mall. The mall is located in Bangkok and is the best shopping mall in Thailand with this many numbers of shops.

This mall has a mix of casual brands like H&M to Thai designer outlets and international Haute couture-like Dior and Luis Vuitton. It has six floors full of shopping stores and the ground floor is dedicated to the floating market. The mall also has some impressive features such as temples, long-tail boats, and pavilions.

2. Siam Paragon

Photo: Yeudulich
Photo: Yeudulich

Another of the finest shopping mall in Thailand is Siam Paragon. The layout of this mall is very logical and compact. This retail giant is often recognized as the world’s best shopping center. The mall is, in fact, known as the “pride of Bangkok”. Also, there are a few best-rated villas in Thailand in the vicinity of this mall. Siam Paragon has a supermarket of its own and also other features such as a cinema, convention hall, international food court, and bowling alley as well.

This is one of the largest malls in Thailand and is also a must-visit place while you are there. Want to explore some popular malls? Well, this mall is the answer to your question. The finest mall with over 250 shops.

3. MBK Center

Photo: g-switch.org
Photo: g-switch.org

Nestled in Bangkok, this mall is the haven for all affordable things. You will find bargain galore, delicious grub, and tons of exceptional services. This is probably the only shopping mall in Thailand that lets you put your bargain skills to the test. Boy.... the service it delivers. Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and your poker face on...it's time to subdue this shopping mall.

MBK Center is not structured like other shopping malls in Bangkok, Thailand. From accessories and handicrafts to dried food and tea powders, it has covered it all. The fun part is actually strolling through the aisles of the stores, giving you a bargaining experience of a lifetime.

4. Emquartier

Photo: Hotels.com
Photo: Hotels.com

The EmQuartier is Bangkok's newest and perhaps most luxury shopping mall. Built as part of an expansion to the already existing Emporium, the EmDistrict will feature several malls, of which the EmQuartier is the latest. Hundreds of worldwide name brands in fashion and beauty can be found here, from Luis Vuitton to Issey Miyake to Diane Von Furstenburg, Jimmy Choo, and much much more. At Xmas time they are having a lot of sales here, and there's always a festive atmosphere with music playing and colorful lights flashing.

Additionally, the mall has a Helix Zone filled with every restaurant imaginable, from Mexican to New England seafood, to tons of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai options, and there is also an inexpensive food court. In addition to shopping, the mall has a luxury fitness center, a multiplex cinema and IMAX theater, a gourmet food market, and even a waterfall. The Virgin Active Fitness gym here boasts an altitude training room and the highest state of the art training facilities should you need to burn more calories after shopping. Shopaholics should be sated for years to come.

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5. Central Embassy

Photo: Time Out
Photo: Time Out

Central Embassy in Bangkok is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall with an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and the extravagant Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel. Located in the city centre, this shopping mall has a futuristic design and minimalist white interior, as well as a direct link to the Ploen Chit BTS Skytrain Station.

Central Embassy Bangkok has plenty of designer stores, including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Chanel, and Givenchy. You won’t have to rummage through piles of unfolded clothes or compete with bargain-hungry shoppers at everything-must-go sales.

Head up to find an impressive Vivienne Westwood store, along with Alexander McQueen and Michael Kors. The higher levels are dedicated to common high-street names like Fred Perry, Oakley, Lacoste, Uniqlo, and Zara.

Each of the 6 main shopping floors has a wide-open concourse, meaning that the overall environment is rather relaxing (even during busy hours). The Embassy Diplomat Screens is the mall’s exclusive cinema, located on the 7th floor. Park Hyatt Hotel stands at 37 floors above Central Embassy and the rest of Bangkok.

Central Embassy is also one of the city’s most convenient shopping malls, with direct links between Phloen Chit and Chit Lom BTS Skytrain Stations and the adjacent Central Chidlom Mall on Level 2.

6. Central World

Photo: Thousand Wonders
Photo: Thousand Wonders

This mall is one of the largest shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. The central world is considered the largest shopping hub in Asia. The layout design of the mall is based on the street shopping concept. The mall is much more than a normal shopping mall, it caters lifestyles of young urbanites, families, and teens.

The mall has something for all age groups. One can expect to get ice skating, retail shops, a kids' zone, and much more to explore and have a whimsical day. The best part of the mall is that it offers an unrivaled mix and range of products and services at prices that put the fun back into shopping.

7. CentralPlaza Khon Kaen

Photo: My Entertainment Hub
Photo: My Entertainment Hub

It was opened in 2009 and is located at Mittraphap-Srichan road Intersection, Muang District, Khon Kaen, contains around 250 stores and services, 2500 parking spaces, 6 levels, and a total floor area of roughly 186,000 square meters. Robinson Department Store and SF Cinema City are the two primary attractions in this mall.

CentralPlaza Khonkaen is the largest and most modern lifestyle shopping complex of the Northeast with an architectural style of Northeastern art and cultural form, and by a green-building concept for energy conservation. Inside one finds Robinson Department Store, SF Cinemas City, strike bowl, and over 250 retail shops, fashion boutiques, food and beverage, as well as a large convention center. The variety and completion of the project has allowed Khonkaen province to be a center of educational activities, government centers, and commercial units in Northeastern region of Thailand.

8. Seacon Square

Photo: Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

Season Square has more than 400 speciality shops and 15 anchor stores such as Tesco Lotus, Robinson Department Store, Seacon Fashion Mall, Office Depot, and Tops Supermarket. A food court occupies the 4th floor of the mall, with around 30 kiosks serving Thai and Asian fare. A food market on the ground floor offers a street-side cuisine concept, with 20 vendors selling street food and local snacks.

The IT section at Seacon Square is one of Bangkok’s largest centres for computer gadgets, parts and accessories. Klongtom Seacon, on the 3rd floor, offers all kinds of electronic parts, toys, watches, mobile phones, and Hi-Fi equipment. If you’re looking for clothes and fashion accessories, the 5,000-sq-m Seacon Fashion Mall and Siam Seacon on the 2nd floor has over 300 boutiques by designer labels and local independent brands.

9. Terminal 21

Photo: Khám phá Thái Lan
Photo: Khám phá Thái Lan

Terminal 21 brings the dream of travelling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its unique concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul souk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Part of the same building as Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit, Terminal 21’s curvilinear glass-and-steel façade resembles a 21st-century airport, and the theme continues once you step inside. Floor signs signal the arrivals in particular cities, electronic display boards bring to mind flight information displays at an airport terminal, and the information desk receptionists wear flight attendant uniforms.

10. Limelight Avenue

Photo: Phuket.Net
Photo: Phuket.Net

The mall is right in the heart of Phuket. Limelight Avenue is a modern shopping center. You will find enough small boutiques, restaurants, bars, and other services here to make your life easy. You can also find a music shop and school with chairs in front, for the students to perform and have an audience.

The mall’s main attraction is its shopping stores, the stores include apparel, accessories, toys, and handicraft souvenirs. This mall has some finest hotels in Thailand in its area. It also has shops to make you feel beautiful, shops for manicures, pedicures, acrylic nail salons, and spas. Limelight has its own pool which you will find next to the escalators.

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