Siam Square is a popular Thai shopping place. The area call Siam Square consists of several alleys. Each alley is full with restaurants, coffee café, boutique shops, tutoring schools, and other trendy shops. Siam Square itself is an entertaining and shopping area. Besides, Siam Square is surrounded by several shopping malls. So, don’t be surprised that Thai teenagers, university students, and young adults usually hang out at Siam Square and around.
In this post, I intend to share you the shopping malls that are in a walking distance from Siam Square. You can look at the map here to see the location of each mall. Hope it helps you plan your trip in Bangkok.
The first two shopping malls are located in Siam Square itself.
1. Siam Square One
Siam Square One is relatively new comparing to the other shopping malls. The mall connects with the BTS Skytrain Siam Station. It is full with ramp and decorated by the tree. You can expect to eat and shop at this shopping mall. There are both Thai and international restaurants. If you want to eat Thai food at Siam Square One, I do recommend White Flower Restaurant or Krua Dok Mai Khao. Thai foods at this restaurant taste delicious and its desserts are also great.
2. Digital Gateway
Digital Gateway is located at Siam Square Soi 3 and connects with the BTS Skytrain Siam Station. The mall is not big comparing to the other malls around and there are game shops, IT shops, and camera shops in the mall.
The next three shopping malls are located opposite Siam Square.
3. Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is the huge and luxury shopping mall and is my favorite shopping mall in this area. It connects with the BTS Skytrain Siam Station. If you love brand name or luxury products, I recommend you to go shopping at this mall. About the food, the mall offers several Thai and international restaurants and its food court is very big. If you have no idea what to eat, just go to this mall. Besides, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is located at this mall. If you come with kids, you can enjoy the underwater world here.
4. Siam Center
Siam Center is just next to Siam Paragon. It connects with the BTS Skytrain Siam Station. This shopping mall is quite old comparing to the other malls around, but it was renovated several times. It is not as big as Siam Paragon, but still offers a wide range of clothing choices for ladies and gentleman. Both Thai and international restaurants can be found at this mall.
5. Siam Discovery
Siam Discovery is just next to Siam Center. It connects with the BTS Skytrain Siam Station. Similar to other malls in this area, it offers customer great choices for shopping and eating. The highlight of this mall is Madame Tussauds Bangkok, a wax museum. Currently Siam Discovery is under renovation and will reopen again early of 2016.
The next shopping mall is located opposite Siam Square and diagonally opposite Siam Discovery.
6. MBK Center
MBK Center (or MaboonKrong) is a popular shopping mall among tourists and locals. It connects with the BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station. You can expect to shop, eat, and watch movie at this mall. For locals, this shopping mall is a place where we can sell or buy second-hand mobile phone including get our phones fixed.
The next four shopping malls are located near Ratchadamri Intersection. From Siam Square, you can walk on the skywalk to reach these malls.
7. Central World Plaza
Central World Plaza is the huge and luxury shopping mall. It is the main competitor of Siam Paragon. You can expect to buy luxury products here. There are many restaurants and coffee café offering customers. Besides, it offers an ice skating rink where you and your kids can have fun together. You can check the price here.
8. Gaysorn Plaza
Gaysorn Plaza is the high-end shopping mall selling only brand name products. It connects with the BTS Skytrain Chidlom Station.
9. Amarin Plaza
Amarin Plaza is located next to Erawan Shrine, near Ratchadamri Intersection and connects with the BTS Skytrain Chidlom Station. It offers luxury and brand name products.
10. Central Chidlom
Central Chidlom is not big, but it is compact. It is another shopping mall that you can buy luxury product. Central Chidlom connects with the BTS Skytrain Chidlom Station. With this mall, you do not have to walk a lot in order to find what you want. But, this mall does not offer many choices for eating.
The last one on the list connects with the BTS Skytrain Ploenchit Station.
11. Central Embassy
Central Embassy is huge, luxury, and relatively new shopping mall in Bangkok. It has just been opened on May last year. This mall has a bridge connecting you to Central Chidlom.
Enjoy traveling Bangkok.