A Guide To Shopping On Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

Emporium Bangkok/Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
Emporium Bangkok/Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
Kelly Iverson

Traveling around the city of Bangkok to explore its massive shopping scene can be an intimidating task. One might feel as if every hour is rush hour, with cars overtaking crisscrossing with a vengeance. One of the easiest ways to avoid this inevitable traffic is to simply travel above it, on the BTS skytrain. With so many destinations to choose from, however, how do you know which stops are the best for shopping? That is where we come in. Here’s our a guide to shopping on Sukhumvit Road.

Mochit

If you’re in the mood for some cheap clothing and interesting crowds, go to the first stop on the BTS Skytrain, Mochit, to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market and JJ Green Night Market. This is one stop off Sukhumvit Road that won’t break the bank when it comes to shopping. These markets are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday though. Usually vendors at JJ Green Night Market will start to set up shop after 5:30 p.m.

Chatuchak Weekend Market, 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok.

JJ Green Night Market, Chatuchak, Bangkok, +66 086 567 9959.

1. Ari

Ari

La Villa is within steps of BTS Skytrain stop Ari. Take exit four and be greeted by pop-up vendors taking over La Villa’s green space. La Villa has great women’s clothing, as well as shoes and some accessories.

La Villa off Sukhumvit Road/Courtesy of Kelly Iverson

Victory Monument

About a five-minute walk from BTS Skytrain stop Victory Monument is King Power Complex and Century Mall. King Complex has scores of designer brands, if you have the means. Century Mall is essentially an indoor market, with cheap clothing and food throughout. We suggest starting at King Power Complex, then head down to Century Mall to give your wallet a much needed break.

King Power Complex, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 205 8888

Century Mall, Phayathai Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 247 9940

Siam

Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery: the Siam trio is taking Bangkok by storm. Their unique boutiques and stores, in collaboration with their jaw-dropping interiors, are enough to make even the most avid shopper stop for a moment to take it all in. There are also plenty of small stores on the streets surrounding these mega malls, including Siam Square One.

Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +66 02 690 1000

Siam Center, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 658 1000

Siam Discovery Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand, +66 02 658 1000

Chit Lom

BTS Skytrain stop Chit Lom is one of the best stops on our list, partly because of the sheer volume of shopping at this one, single destination. There are several malls within walking distance of Sukhumvit Road, including Palladium World Shopping Mall, Central World, The Platinum Fashion Mall and Amarin Plaza.

Central World has super interesting designs and decor throughout, as well as eight levels of shopping madness. tart on level one, filled with women’s clothing and health, beauty and hair products. As you continue up this massive mall, you will find everything from electronics to eyewear.

Asok

Terminal 21 has everything, regardless of your shopping needs. From cheap, vendor-style stores wrapping in and out of makeshift indoor “streets” to name brand clothing, no one will leave this epic mall disappointed.

Terminal 21, 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok , +66 02 108 0888

2. Phrom Phong

Shop, Movie Theater, Shopping Mall, Theater

Those who are ready and willing to burn a hole in their pocket should visit Emporium Bangkok. Shoppers are first greeted by Dior, followed by a plethora of designer stores, bright lights and fancy decor. If nothing else, Emporium is a great place to window shop.

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