The Platinum Fashion Mall and MBK Center are usually in the list of shopping destinations for Bangkok’s visitors. While walking there, I always see many tourists. If you have limited time and have to choose between these two shopping places, you have come to the right place. In this post, I compare these two places in several angles. You just choose the one that you like more. Hope it helps.
Both Platinum Mall and MBK Center are indoor shopping malls. So, you can enjoy shopping, even if it is a hot day. No worry about the weather!
Platinum Mall has 3 zones within 2 buildings and there is a bridge connecting the buildings, while MBK Center is a high building. Both of them have about 2,000 shops, so it is difficult to visit every shop in a day.
Platinum Mall is a shopping place that is well-known for cheap fashion items such as clothing and accessories, while MBK Center offers more product types. You can expect to buy souvenirs, Thai handicraft, and also international brand name products at MBK Center.
Most of the shops at Platinum Mall accept bargaining and you can expect to get discount if you buy more, while at MBK Center some shops accept bargaining and some shops do not accept bargaining.
Both shopping places are open daily.
Platinam Mall does not connect with any rapid transportation system. You can take BTS Skytrain to either Chidlom Station or Ratchathewi Station. Then, take a short walk.
Update: May 2017 Recently we have a new skywalk connecting between Chidlom BTS Station and Platinum Mall. So it is more convenient ( You can read more detail here)
MBK Center connects with BTS Skytrain. Just get off at National Stadium Station. There is a bridge connecting you to the mall.
You can read my review of The Platinum Fashion Mall here and MBK Center here.