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Bangkok city offers lots of choices in accommodation catering to your budget and needs. Even the five-star hotels are not very expensive as compared to other major cities in Asia. Make sure you read up about the location of the hotel to

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Shopping in Bangkok

Bangkok is a crazy destination for shoppers of all age groups. You will find whatever you are looking for at very competitive prices. From street markets to top-of-the-line malls Bangkok has everything to offer for travellers. The top locations for shopping in Bangkok are:

Best places to shop in Bangkok

  • Siam Paragon (map)
  • CentralWorld Siam (map)
  • BMK Siam (map) 
  • Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road
  • Central Chidlom, Chidlom-Ploenchit
  • Gaysorn Shopping Mall
  • Siam Discovery, Siam
  • Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam
  • Silom Complex
  • Asiatique The RiverFront (night bazaar and Mall )
  • Palladium Shopping Mall ( Pratunam Area of Bangkok)
  • The Mega Banga   (located halfway between Suvarnabhumi International Airport) 

Bangkok has two international airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Maung Airport. Both airports are located in different directions from Bangkok City Center. Make sure you are aware of which airport you are landing on when catching a flight to Bangkok. The taxi fee or other transport fees you will pay to your hotel will be quite different. This information will also help you find hotels in your budget if you want to stay close to the airport. We decided to stay close to Suvarnabhumi airport and picked on Regent Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.

 

Phuket is located around 1000km south of Bangkok. Most international flights land in Bangkok which has two international Airports. Before organising your trip make sure you know where your plane is landing and if you are planning to travel to Phuket and want a day or two stopovers in Bangkok. Out of hundreds of options thrown out to you online, selecting a hotel with comfortable facilities and reasonable rates can be a challenge. I have travelled a couple of times to Bangkok and stayed at various types of hotels. Some hotels appear quite different from what they look like in the pictures online.

Silom has been very popular destination in the past because of Patpong. This neighbourhood is known for its bars and clubs. Silom have some of the finest hotels restaurants. 

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Sathorn stretches from Lumpini Park. Ideal for family living as there is plenty of upmarket serviced apartments with restaurants serving a wide range of international cuisine. This area is growing rapidly and becoming very popular with expats. 

 

About Siam Square, Pratanum & Ploenchit

Shoppers Mekkah, Siam Square is a couple of blocks of world-class shopping centres accessible by public transport from all parts of the city. If your sole purpose of coming to Bangkok is shopping make sure you find a hotel in this neighbourhood. The roads converge to this central business district making it the most densely populated neighbourhood. Effective train network encircling these surroundings give a sense of convergence by linking all the shopping malls to BTS and accompanying walk-ways making it easy for shoppers to navigate from one shopping mall to another. 

Exploring this area on foot amidst hordes of shoppers, traffic, street stalls and traffic on the road makes it a marathon to hope across to all malls in a day. Give yourself a few days if you are wan to explore this area fully and enjoy the richness of shopping and exploring fine restaurants and cafes etc. 

The Ratchaprarop & Th Phetchaburi is a nucleus of outdoor dining. 

Staff Picked Hotels in Siam Square

 

Sukhumvit is the heart of entertainment and night-life and very popular with middle-eastern and businessmen for India-Pakistan. You will find lots of nice bars, restaurants and clubs. Sukhumvit is 10 minutes train ride away from Siam Square. A popular destination for sex tourism with side alleys called soi, popular for bars including (Nana Entertainment Plaza and Soi Cowboy). 

If you are travelling with family to Pattaya there are great accommodation option available in and around Pattaya. Pattaya has undergone massive development in the last decade and you will observe large housing complexes and buildings along the Pattaya to Jomtien beach which is located around 5 km south of Pattaya CBD. Jomtien offers much calmer and family friendly accommodation as it is not as congested as Pattaya. You can find serviced apartments for long-term rentals at very nominal rates.