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boxing
boxingThai boxing is both a sport and means of self defense. Contestants are allowed to use almost any part of their body: feet, elbows, legs, knees, and shoulders, are all weapons. The playing of traditional music during bouts makes for even greater excitement. There are two venues in Bangkok for this type of sport.

icon Ratchadamnoen Stadium Tel: (02) 281-4205, Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, open every Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 06.00 pm., Thursdays at 05.00 pm. and 09.00 pm., and Sundays, starting at 04.00 pm. and 08.00 pm.

icon Lumphini Stadium Tel: (02) 251-4303, Rama IV Road, every Tuesdays and Fridays from 06.30 pm, Saturday afternoons 05.00-08.00 pm., Saturday nights from 8.30 pm. International visitors who wish to learn Thai boxing can contact the Muay Thai Institute, 336/932, Prachathipat, Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12130, Tel: (02) 992-0096-9

icon Channel 7 Stadium Behind the Old Northern Bus Terminal (Mor Chit), Bangkok; Tel: 02-272-0201
Fight Schedules: Sunday from 01.45 pm. & 3rd Wednesday of each month starting from 12.00 pm. afternoon.
Ticket Prices: Free admission.

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racing
The races are held on Sunday from 12.30-6.00 p.m. at two alternate turf clubs:
icon Royal Turf Club of Thailand, on Phitsanulok Road, Tel: (02) 280-0020-9.

icon Royal Bangkok Sports Club, on Henry Dunant Road, Tel: (02) 251-0181-6.

icon Thailand Equestrian Federation Phahonyothin, Samsen Nai, Phrayathai, Bangkok. Tel: (02) 710 - 3165 - 66

icon RBSC Polo Club Soi Polo, Wireless Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok; Tel: (02) 252-6731

icon Orchard Park Sriwara Rd., Wangthonglang, Pathumwan, Bangkok. Tel: (02) 934 - 4377 - 8

iconB.E.C Sport Club Chalerm Phrakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 (Chat San Thahan Ruea) Sukhumvit Soi 103, Sukhumvit Rd.,Prawet, Bangkok. Tel: (02) 328-0273

shopping
Shopping in Bangkok is not limited to one or two major streets. There are many areas throughout Bangkok affording ample choices and easy access. The principal shopping areas in downtown Bangkok which boasts many specialist shops, shopping plazas, and department stores include Silom, Siam S quare, Ratchadamn, Pratunam, Ploenchit, and Bang Lamphu.
Siam / Rajdamri
icon Siam Paragon Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is a business card of modern Bangkok. It’s one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia preparing to celebrate it’s 5th birthday in December. Paragon offers all kinds of international fashion brands, wide range of specialty stores and restaurants together with a multiplex movie theater (15 large screens; one of them has the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia). If that’s not enough why not visit attractions like Siam Ocean World - the largest aquarium in South east Asia, an exhibition hall, the Thai Art Gallery and an opera concert hall?
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Siam Station
Bus no. 15, 16, 25, 54, 204, 501, 508

icon MBK Shopping Center
Is an abbreviation from Mahboonkrong. It’s one of the biggest malls in the Thai capital. There are more than 2500 shops spread along eight 330-metres long floors. It’s a perfect place to shop for mobile phones and electronics, furniture, cheap clothing (not of a great quality though!) A wide range of specialty stores and restaurants is also available.
How to get there:
Take the BTS to the National Stadium station and walk from there.
Bus no. 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501

icon Central World Shopping ComplexCentral World Shopping Complex
The largest outdoor activity square in downtown Bangkok covers an area of 8,000 square metres, which is ideal for large-scale activities such as The New Year's Countdown party. It has 400 dancing fountain heads incorporated into the plaza and can accommodate up to 100,000 people per day.
Separated into 6 different shopping Zones, each with unique design and ambiance, shopper could enjoy myriad shopping experiences and easily locate which zoning they are in or wanted to visit. The most product is clothing fashion brand name and Cosmetic & Skin care, clinic & health care, Art & handcraft, Automobile accessories, fabric & accessories, leather goods & shoes, book & stationery, mobile & service, Electrical & Appliance, silver, jewelry, furniture, etc.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Chidlom Station
Bus no. 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501

icon Bonanza Mall
Bonanza Mall is home to another product of the Siamese people to use services rather well. That's the price of clothing and accessory in here will be over around Siam Square. Located across MBK. Walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd/Floor and you will find yourself in a small and crowded shopping plaza.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to National Stadium Station / Siam Station
Bus no. 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501

icon Pantip Plaza IT Mall
Pantip Plaza is a six-floor shopping mall devoted to computer gear, and famous for its pirated media (the bootleg trade is much more low-key than it used to be, but software and DVDs are still widely available).
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Ratchathevee Station
Bus no. 2, 11, 23, 60, 93, 140, 505, 511

icon Narayana Phand (Narai Phand)
Narayana Phand is a Thai handicraft center run by the government, offering a wide array of traditional crafts. Prices are fairly high and not negotiable, but clearly marked, so this is a good place to see what's on offer and find out baseline prices before hitting the markets. How to get there: Narayana Phand is located in the President Tower Arcade on the 973 Ploenchit Road, next to the Intercontinental Hotel.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Chidlom Station
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513
Narayana Phand is located in the President Tower Arcade on the 973 Ploenchit Road, next to the Intercontinental Hotel.

icon Peninsula Plaza
Peninsula Plaza is shopping center for luxury diamond, crystal Swarovsky, sheer fabrics, antiques and silver, which is shopping at a large and comfortable as well Erawan for this style can be a source of relaxation as well. And also a cafe, general store.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Chidlom Station
Bus no. 2, 11, 23, 60, 93, 140, 505, 511

Platinum Fashion Mall icon Platinum Fashion Mall
The Platinum Fashion Mall is Thailand largest Fashion Mall and One Stop Wholesale shopping. This Fashion Mall is designed in the national wholesale shopping concept. This Fashion mall supports many services for fashion traders and product is clothes, Leathers, accessories, gift shop, miscellaneous etc, retailers and people such as inventory cargo, outbound and inbound transportations, car parks, elevators and others. These services help everyone in the Platinum Fashion Mall to more convenient for shopping and trading.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Ratchathevee Station
Bus no. 2, 11, 23, 60, 93, 140, 505, 511

icon Siam Center / Siam Discovery
Siam Center Siam Center and Siam Discovery Center are twin shopping malls in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, Thailand. Located at the BTS Sky train's Siam Station, the malls are part of a large shopping district being opposite Siam Square, next to Siam Paragon and adjacent to MBK Center. Both are owned by Siam Piwat Co. Ltd., which is a part owner of Siam Paragon with The Mall Group. A sky bridge connects the fourth floor of Siam Center with Siam Discovery. The latest renovation features a concept of "Magical Glass Box" and gives the four-story mall a new food court and a market position as a "fashion center" for teenagers and clothing fashion brand international.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Siam Station
Bus no. 15, 16, 25, 54, 204, 501, 508

icon Siam Square
Siam Square is a shopping and entertainment area in the Siam District of Bangkok, Thailand. The area connects to other important shopping centres and links to the other shopping districts by sky bridge, such as Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Ratchaprasong shopping district and Sukhumvit.
Aside from chain stores, such as a two-story Watson's pharmacy branch, there is a myriad of shops and boutiques, selling local designer-label apparel, jewelry, music and bric a brac. The Bonanza Mall, opposite MBK Center, is a congested warren of stalls selling discounted fashion items for teens and university students.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Siam Station
Bus no. 15, 16, 25, 54, 204, 501, 508

Shkhumvit
iconThe Emporium
The Emporium Emporium Shopping Center is the top competitor to Gaysorn Plaza, with lower floors dedicated to brands like Louis Vuitton and Rolex, but (unlike Gaysorn) it has more affordably priced goods on the upper levels. Emporium also has a popular food court and a good selection of restaurants on the 5th floor. Go to the cinema on the top floor and you will find an amazing private library centered around design. You can get a free day pass if you bring your passport. Spend the day reading amazing books.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Phrom Phong Station
Emporium Shopping Center is located on the Sukhumvit Soi 24.

icon Robinson Department Store (Sukhumvit)
Offer a small collection of household items and clothing fashion, plus a good supermarket well stocked with fresh food items and Japanese cooking ingredients and good service. A food hall is in the basement.
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Asoke Station, Exit 1
MRT Subway to Sukhumvit Station, Exit 3
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513

icon The Terminal 21
The Terminal 21 Embrace the whole new shopping experience in Market Street Style at the extravagant and stylish Terminal 21. This fantastic department store brings out the unique features of various popular destinations around the globe such as London, Paris, San Francisco, Hollywood, Tokyo, and Istanbul, and showcases them all in style under one roof. It is a perfect combination of Fashion, Food, and Film, with more than 600 shops for fashionistas and urbanistas, including the famous Urbanation. Satisfy your taste buds with a wide variety of tantalising cuisines, and have fun with loads of entertainments here. One of the most striking features of the building’s interior is certainly its impressive 36 metre long escalator which connects together all the continents in our welcoming world. Travelling to the Terminal 21 has never been easier with direct access from both Asoke BTS Skytrain Station and Sukhumvit MRT Subway Station.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Asoke Station, Exit 1
MRT Subway to Sukhumvit Station, Exit 3
Bus no: 2, 25, 38, 40, 136, 185, 501, 508, 511, 513

icon K Village
 K Village is an Open-Air Shopping Mall located on Sukhumvit Soi 26 and is already proving to be a popular hang-out spot with shoppers flocking to check out the trendy fashion boutiques and dine in its superb selection of restaurants. Designed as a place to chill out, the mall is situated in a residential area, with the modern two-storey buildings surrounded by a tropical garden. The Project started in 2007 and opened for business in March 2010. K Village stretches out in two buildings, Building A and Building B. Building A hosts the Supermarket, Gourmet Market, well known restaurants such as Wine Connection, Kuu & Sake Bar, T.House, Len Zen Boat Noodles, just to name a few. Health & Beauty Spas, Hair Salons can also be found in Building A on the upper floor. Building B comprises mostly of Cafe & Restaurants with a highlights of K Mode Mini Fashion Shops on the lower floor next to the parking lot.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Prompong Station and via Motorcycle.

Silom
Silom Complex Shopping Plaza icon Silom Complex Shopping Plaza
Silom Complex is the only all in one shopping centre on Silom Road. It is your prime location for fashion, food, jewels and decorations. The shops include Top Marketplace, B2S and Powerbuy. The building provides 1,800 parking spaces.
How to get there:

The Silom Complex Shopping Plaza is located just off the Sala Daeng BTS station and MRT Silom station. (191 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok).

icon Chamchuri Square
Chamchuri Square is Silom’s newest shopping mall where you can find everything you need and more. It is also a centre for education, business and international cuisine from Chinese and Japanese through Korean and Vietnamese to American and European.
How to get there:

Chamchuri square is located on the Rama IV Road nearby MRT Sam Yan station.

icon Patpong Night Bazaar
Patpong road has turned out to be a busy place for shopping at night in the night bazaar. A lot of traders come in the evening and even at 8-9 p.m. to assemble their small outdoor shops. Walking along this area is an exciting event for visitors. Many kinds of products, e.g. clothing, leather bags, watches, handicrafts, ceramic, wood carving, paintings, etc. are sold every night. Not only the night bazaar, Patpong area offers many kinds of entertainment, bars, beer bars, discotheques, pubs, a-go-go dancing, and shows.

icon The Silom Galleria
The Silom Galleria is known as "Art & Craft Center", as it is a home to a vast array of a good quality jewelry (the most precious gemstones from around the Kingdom are available), antiques (Inherited eastern arts and Thai art products that reflect traditional Thai ways of life and design ideas), arts (Many Thai artists paintings are exhibited here, showcasing the artistic potential of this country’s artwork. International pieces are also on display) and amulets.
How to get there:

The Silom Galleria is located on the Silom Road. Take the MRT to the Silom Station or Sala Daeng station. Walk along the Silom Road. The Galleria will be on your left between Pramuan Street and Soi 21.

icon The City Viva
The first community mall developed by relatives of whisky tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi will open in downtown Bangkok in May. The City Viva has six zones with 280 tenants from fashion, beauty, restaurants and other services. Villa Market will open on the ground floor as a main anchor at the community mall.
How to get there:

Take BTS to Chong Nonsi Station via a walkway
Take MRT to Arkan Songkhro Station via a walkway
Chidlom / Phoenchit
icon Gaysorn Plaza
Gaysorn Plaza Gaysorn Plaza is a premier luxury shopping mall offering brands like Armani, Gucci, Tiffany among many others. The top floors have a good selection of Thai handicrafts and antiques distinguished by their high quality and fairly high prices too.
How to get there:

Gaysorn Plaza is located on the corner of Phloen Chit Road and Ratchadamri Road. Take the BTS Sky train to BTS Chidlom Station.
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513

icon Central Chidlom
Central Chidlom is a large department store. It is the flagship store of the Central Group and opened it doors in 1973. The store has a total of 8 floors and sells many luxury products. It opens from 10.00 am. to 10.00 pm. daily and can be easily reached by either BTS Sky train or several city buses. There is also an adequate car-park, which usually has parking space available, but due to the heavy traffic in downtown Bangkok, not many people choose to utilize it.
How to get there:

Take BTS to Chidlom Station via a walkway
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513

icon All Seasons Place
All Seasons is the place to go for a good retail mix with anchor department stores, clothing boutiques, custom tailoring, art shop, gallery, antique shop, jewelry, watches sporting products and accessories, stationery/book stores, a wide selection of banking services, spa, health care and clinics, wine cellar, supermarket and many, many more!
How to get there:

BTS Sky Train to Ploenchit Station
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513

Amarin Plaza icon Amarin Plaza
Amarin Plaza is another great shopping mall located in the hart of Bangkok - Ratchaprasong shopping district. It has five floors of shops offering home decor, fine furniture, jewelry, electronics and fashion. The Naraiphand outlet offers Thai handicrafts and souvenirs. The shopping mall has a variety of restaurants and a spa.
How to get there:
BTS Sky Train to Chidlom Station
Bus no. 2, 25, 501, 508, 511, 513

Chinatown
icon India Emporium
Crossing the doors to India Emporium teleports you to one of many markets in New Delhi or Mumbai. Little vendors in the middle of the main hallways extend as far as the eye can see. Diverse merchandise and four food & beverage establishments namely Black Canyon Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts, Oishi Delivery and MK Restaurant can be found on the ground floor. Oddly enough there are no Indian restaurants. The second floor sells cotton, bed sheets, curtains, rugs and Indian furniture.

Hit the third floor to buy an Indian wedding dress, traditional Indian shoes, Indian Buddha souvenirs or meet the Indian fortune teller. The fourth floor is entirely dedicated to a "Food Paradise" which offers a great mixture of Indian, Thai and International cuisine together with desserts and drinks.
How to get there:

MRT Subway to Hua Lampong Station.
Bus no. 7, 21, 31, 40, 529
Thonglor
icon J Avenue
J Avenue J Avenue is considered to be the first lifestyle shopping centre of Thailand that perfectly caters to the modern lifestyle of the new generations. With the Non Mall Format that differentiates itself from ordinary shopping malls, the trendy J Avenue was designed with distinctive features together with an emphasis on the convenience and cleanliness like most shopping malls in Japan. Alongside dynamic use of space, this superb outdoor mall doesn’t only come with a number of eclectic shopping outlets and stores with extensive range of products and services, but also a wide variety of upscale restaurants, supermarket, and entertainment hotspots.
How to get there:
From Sukhumvit Road, drive along Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Soi Thonglor). Keep going straight until you reach Soi Thonglor 15 where J Avenue is located.

icon The Market Place
Situated in Soi Thonglor 3, The Market Place offers a wide range of international restaurants, a supermarket and plenty of fast food outlets. Office workers gather in the modern coffee shops at lunchbreaks and at the restaurants after works, while teenagers tend to head straight for franchises such as McDonalds and Burger King.
How to get there:

Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor Station or the MRT Subway to the Sukhumvit Station

icon Park Lane Bangkok
Located just a five-minute walk away from Bangkok’s Ekkamai BTS skytrain station, Park Lane Bangkok is a small community mall, which is packed with a wide variety of restaurants and stores offering an array of goods and services. Park Lane Bangkok’s architecture is quite distinctive, so it stands out from the other buildings in the neighborhood. Painted white, the building includes several partially open walkways and features numerous Roman-style columns and archways. There’s also a small garden based within a centrally-located outdoor area, where shoppers can take a break and enjoy the pleasant view, which includes fountains and swathes of lush greenery.
How to get there:

Take the BTS Skytrain to the Ekkamai Station and walk from BTS just 5 minutes

The Riverside
Asiatique The Riverfront icon Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront is an expansive open-air mall with river views and a cutting-edge ‘festival market and living museum’ concept. Fusing shopping, dining, culture and colonial-style architecture, it offers a pleasant experience for those in search of style and sophistication.
How to get there:
BRT Express bus Get off at Rama III Station to continue with Taxi.
Take the BTS Skytrain to the Sapan Taksin Station and continue with Asiatique's service boat

icon River City Shopping Complex
Situated next to the Si Phraya Pier on the Thonburi bank of the Chaophraya River, the River City Shopping Complex is one of Bangkok’s most luxurious shopping malls. Featuring four floors or art, antiques and crafts from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, China and Vietnam, visitors can shop for just about anything and everything from carved wooden furniture to Buddha images and Thai silk. Monthly auctions are held here on the first Saturday of each month and this is a great time to pick up a bargain or two.
How to get there:

Take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then the free River City Boat Service or bus number 36.

Rachadapisek
icon Central Plaza Grand Rama 9
Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 houses an ideal location in one of Bangkok’s most prominent business and commercial districts. Covering over 214,000 square metres, the massive Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 places emphasis on creating a shopping experience that matches harmoniously with modern lifestyle of urban people. Not only packed with a wide variety of both Thai and International brand name products and stores, this superb shopping complex also boasts a broad selection of mouth-watering cuisines from all over the world.

Right here, the visitors can enjoy one of the most integrated entertainments such as cinemas, karaoke, and ice-skating. In addition, more choices for varied lifestyles are also offered from fitness centre, yoga studio, beauty clinics, salons, art and music schools, martial arts and language institutes, to name but a few.
With one of the main entrances directly linked with the Rama 9 MRT Subway Station’s exit, it can’t get any more convenient to travel to Central Plaza Grand Rama 9.
How to get there:

MRT Subway stop at Rama 9 station and enter Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 via Exit 2, which links to the Shopping Complex's entrance Level B
Bus no. 73, 136, 137, 158, 163, 168, 171, 172, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528, 529, 551

Esplanade icon Esplanade
The Esplanade contains a series of premium shops. Other attractions include, but are not limited to California Wow Experience Fitness Club, Sub Zero ice-skating rink, An indoor skate park, restaurants etc.
How to get there:

MRT Subway to Thailand Cultural Centre Station
Bus no. 136, 137, 185, 136, 137, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517

icon Fortune Town or IT City
Fortune Town also known as IT City is definitely one of the greatest places to buy electronics in Bangkok. Second floor of the mall has a huge mobile phones section. This large shopping center has a big supermarket/department store Tesco Lotus, barber shops, many standalone restaurants and a food court.
How to get there:

MRT Subway to Rama 9 Station
Bus no. 136, 137, 185, 206, 514, 517

icon Robinson Ratchadapisek
Robinson Ratchadapisek is conveniently situated on Ratchadapisek Road, in one of Bangkok’s prominent commercial and entertainment districts. The grand shopping mall offers numerous choices of trendy products and services from leading Thai and International brands. Fulfilling every need of the shoppers and consumers of all age and level, Robinson Ratchadapisek is also known for its broad range of high quality fashion items from clothes, accessories, cosmetics, perfume, to name but a few. A number of delectable dining venues are also plentiful here.
How to get there:
MRT Subway to Thailand Cultural Centre Station
Bus no. 122, 136, 137, 157, 163, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 529

Mansion 7

icon Mansion 7
Mansion 7 is a theme mall with a bizarre twist. It’s dark, creepy, and ‘haunted’ by a legend about its late owner’s daughter – so the story goes. The ghost resides in the Dark Mansion, the mall’s main attraction, while the neglected garden awaits you with unique shops and restaurants. From the main entrance on Ratchadapisek Road, Mansion 7 stands like a giant nest with a claw waiting to gobble up passers-by. Upon entering, the Neglected Garden greets you with a fascinating range of shops and eateries. Beyond the garden is the playground zone, a large fairground space lit by a blood-red moon, surrounded by more theme restaurants and bars. The main highlight, the two-storey Dark Mansion or haunted house, awaits at the far end with its curiously creepy façade – and occasional shrieks and screams from those still ‘trapped’ inside.
How to get there:
MRT Subway to Huai Khwang Station via a walkway
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12.00 pm. – 12.00 am. And Fir-Sat 12.00 am. – 02.00 am.

Chatuchak
icon Central Ladprao
With over 3,600 million baht budget and after 6 months of renovation, Central Ladprao has made an impressive comeback with a superb integrated shopping complex that is bound to exceed the customers’ expectation. Covering the area of over 3.1 thousand square metres, the massive Central Ladprao is comprised of Central Department Store, a Tops Market Supermarket, a 9-screen cinema by SF Cinema, a Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel, and the Bangkok Convention Centre or BCC. Boasting a wide variety of high quality products and services, this newly-furbished shopping complex is here to serve the visitors as a perfect "One-Stop-Shopping" destination. From high-end fashion items, various tasty restaurants, extensive furniture and home decoration, to art and language institutes, you name it, Central Ladprao has it all and many more to satisfy every need and lifestyle.
How to get there:
MRT Subway to Phaholyothin Station. Then walk along the overpass until you reach Central Ladprao.
BTS Get off at Mo Chit Station, Exit 3, then take the MRT (Subway) to Phaholyothin Station.
Bus no. 8, 26, 27, 29, 34, 38, 44, 59, 63, 77, 96, 122, 134, 136, 138, 145, 182, 185, 191, 545, 550

icon JJ Mall
JJ Mall JJ Mall is a huge air-conditioned shopping centre located in the heart of Chatuchak district. The shopping complex is located next to the Chatuchack Market. All shop zones have been interlinked to ensure that pleasurable experience for shoppers. The offered products comprise of: crafts, leather, OTOP, clothing, shoes, bags, cosmetics, home furniture jewelry etc.
How to get there:

MRT Subway to Chatuchak Park Station / Kanphaeng phet Station
Bus no. 3, 26, 34, 38, 49, 58, 77, 96, 122, 134, 136, 138, 145, 157, 158, 170, 508, 510, 512, 517

icon Union Mall
Union Mall is the northern's Bangkok shopping centre. The mall has eight floors with a total of 150 000 Sq.m of space. Furthermore, it houses some 1240 booths, shops and entertainment services, an international food court, a selection of fast food chains, entertainment areas, tutorial schools, a fitness centre, and a supermarket.
How to get there:

MRT Subway to Phahon Yothin Station
Bus no. 96, 145, 502, 517

Airport

Don muang Airport
Future Park Rangsit icon Future Park Rangsit
One of the largest shopping malls in the whole of Asia, Future Park Rangsit can be found on Phaholyothin Road. This enormous venue contains branches of some of Thailand's leading department stores such as Big C, TOPS and Robinsons. Visitors in search of entertainment will find an EGV cinema here as well as branches of popular Western restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC and Burger King.
How to get there:

Take bus number 13, 29, 34, 59, 95, 504

icon IT Square (Lak Si)
Featuring more than 300 different shops, this is a paradise for technology geeks as all the shops here specialize in computers and accessories. Whether you're looking for the latest piece of kit at a low, low rate or want parts to vamp up your own mean machine, IT Square is the place to go. There are also a number of service centres here, where experts are on hand to aid and assist when things go wrong.
How to get there:

IT Square is located in Chanwattana Bus routes 39, 510, 520

icon Zeer (Rangsit)
One of the biggest IT shopping malls in the whole of Thailand, Zeer covers more than 80,000 square meters. In addition to hundreds of stalls selling hardware, software and accessories, visitors will find plenty of entertainment venues here such as an ice rink, two bowling centres, a snooker room and no fewer than five cinemas. Prices are considerably lower than in many other parts of the world, meaning that those who want the latest technology without having to pay through the nose for it will be in their element here.
How to get there:

Zeer is located on Phaholyothin Road an visitors can take bus no. 29, 34, 39, 59, 95, 185, 503, 510, 513, 520
Opening hours : 10.00 am. - 09.00 pm.

Suvarnbhumi Airport
icon Paradise Park
Paradise Park Created under the concept "The Oasis of Srinakarin", with the budget worth over 2 billion baht, the Paradise Park is praised as the greatest shopping paradise of Eastern Bangkok. The Shopping Complex, a grand transformation of the former Seri Centre Shopping Centre, is positioned on Srinakarin Road, with plenty to cater to a wide range of shoppers and the family members of all ages. Enhancing the modern lifestyles as well as providing fun shopping opportunities, the Paradise Park offers over 700 stores of leading Thai and International brands and a wide variety of dining venues with various cuisines. Its prime location lies adjacent to, “Suan Luang Rama 9”, the lush garden which serves as a central green area in the community. This very same park is also the inspiration for this splendid shopping centre’s both interior and exterior design. The evidence is clearly shown in its unique style of décor with large plantations and flower gardens being placed within the boundary of the complex, making every visit even more pleasant and enjoyable.
How to get there:
Bus no: 133, 145, 206, 207,537

icon Central Plaza (Bangna)
One of Thailand’s best-loved shopping malls, Central Plaza has branches all over Thailand. The branch at Bang Na is particularly large as this is one of the area’s main shopping malls. Consisting of eight different levels, visitors will find everything from clothes, to electronic equipment here. The top floor also contains a large cinema, while fast food outlets and restaurants are located on every level on Central Plaza Bang Na.
How to get there:

Central Plaza Bangna is located next to BTS Sky Train station Udomsuk. It is also possible to take bus number 38, 46, 48, 132, 139, 145, 46, 365, 207, 1141, 552, 550, 552A

icon Seacon Square
Located just 14kms from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Seacon Square shopping mall can be found on Srinakarin Road. This large shopping mall was opened in 1994 by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirinhorn and features a wide range of internationally recognized stores such as Tesco and Boots as well as fast food outlets, restaurants and entertainment options.
How to get there:

Seacon Square is located next to BTS Sky Train station On Nut. It is also possible to take bus number 145, 206

icon The Nine
The Nine "The Nine" or "The Nine Neighborhood Center" is a superb shopping complex created under the distinctive concept of 'Tropical Village', blending together the dimensional architecture, environmental-friendly design, and pure nature. This semi-outdoor complex is enriched with lush tropical vegetations providing great ambience with cool breeze and fine air ventilation. This eclectic style shopping complex offers fun modern lifestyle with over 200 shops of goods and services, to cater to the varied needs of the residents in the neighborhood. A great number of eating and drinking outlets is abundant here. Ideally located on Rama 9 Road, the Nine Neighborhood Center comprises 4 zones including Lifestyle Zone; Delicious Cuisine Zone; Beauty and Fashion Zone; and Learning Zone.
How to get there:
The Nine is situated adjacent to Rama 9 Soi 41. It can be accessed through Ramkhamhaeng Road, or from the 2nd State Expressway Sri rat Suburban Network Expressway. If you travel from downtown, take the Rama 9 route, and then access the connected route via the motorway. After the tollbooth, then go past the junction that leads to Ramkhamhaeng. Go straight towards Srinakarin, and then take the first exit. On Rama 9 Road, there will be a sign "The Nine" clearly displayed. You really can't miss it!

icon The Paseo
One of the newest shopping malls to grace the area around Suvarnabhumi Airport and On Nut, The Paseo contains a wide assortment of shops and stores, with international brands such as The Body Shop, Boots and Tesco. Those who like to shop will be able to spend several hours browsing for bargains, while other entertainment options include visiting the cinema, karaoke and bowling.
How to get there:

The Paseo is located next to BTS Sky Train station Udomsuk.

Other Location
icon CDC: Crystal Design Center
CDC: Crystal Design Center "Crystal Design Center", also widely known as "CDC", is the first and the most comprehensive and integrated design center in Thailand and Asia. The marvelous architecture and décor were created by famous Thai and International architects. Offering superb lifestyle shopping experience, the contemporary style Crystal Design Center showcases a broad range of architectural, interior, decorating, and construction products. Alongside the posh spectacular landscape, each part of the Centre is creatively designed with distinctive character. CDC is a one-stop shopping destination for consumers, designers, architects, builders, decorators, project owners, importers, and exporters in sourcing new and innovative materials as well as keeping up-to-date on new design trends. The Center features product showrooms, exhibition and conference facilities, a design library, office space, and a wide range of restaurants including numerous retail stores. From 2,000 interior design brands, a micro-brewery, to an impressively scrumptious cheesecake, the fantastic CDC has more than plenty to satisfy everyone.
How to get there:
Crystal Design Centre is situated in the heart of Praditmanutham Road, the main thoroughfare linking the downtown Bangkok with the major commercial districts of Ladprao, Kaset-Nawamindra, Ram-Indra, Ekamai, and Sukhumvit.

From Rama 9 intersection, drive towards Ram-Indra and get on the bridge over Ladprao Road. Once you see the sign of the Crystal shopping complex, then take right and make a U-turn. Go past Bangchak petrol station, then turn left to CDC. From Ram-Indra Road, go straight towards Rama 9 Road. Go straight past PTT petrol station and Bangchak petrol station. Then turn left to CDC.From Chalong Rat Expressway (Ram-Indra – Artnarong), go straight until you see the sign and get down at the Ladprao exit. From there, make a U-turn in front of the Crystal shopping complex as well.
Bus no. 95, 26

icon The Mall Shopping Center Bangkapi
The Mall Shopping Center Bangkapi is a shopping center in the Bangkapi district of Bangkok, Thailand. It is owned and operated by The Mall Group. On the top floor of the mall is a large waterpark. On the 4th floor of the mall is SF Cinema City.
How to get there:

Bus no. 8, 27, 44, 92, 96, 122, 126, 137, 145, 156, 502, 514, 518

icon Chocolate Ville
This is the village of food. Located on the Kaset-Nawamin Road, Km.11 10. The new restaurant lies in small village with more than 20 beautiful buildings that will serve you fusion and international food. Since Chocolate Ville is a village, you can choose to sit in houses, barnyard, post office, or even the church that you will get the different atmospheres.
How to get there:

From Kaset-Nawamin Road drive or take a taxi to Pattavikorn Market. Chocolate Ville will be on your left.

icon Nawamin Festival Walk
Bewilderment is the initial reaction to Nawamin Festival Walk, located right next to Nawamin City Avenue, with its confounding layout and a design that reeks of some misplaced middle-American outdoor theme park (there’s even a giant windmill at the entrance). But get past the random, off-beat theme, and there’s reason to give it more than a cursory glance, with some old favorites and new finds. Crowds vary from Thonglor’s hip teens and university students to young office workers and hi-so moms. And like the myriad other community malls in the city, it, too, aims to meet all needs, boasting restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, late night drink spots-even a barbershop and skin-care center.
How to get there:

Bus no. 178
From Phaholyothin drive or take a taxi to Prasoet Manukit Road. Nawamin Festival Walk located on the left hand and near Nawamin City Avenue

icon Nawamin City Avenue
A trendy open-air shopping center concerned for the unique lifestyle concept of lushly landscaped town. Nawamin City Avenue gathers hip restaurants, upscale supermarket and a variety of fashionable and well-know retails.
How to get there:

Bus no. 178
From Phaholyothin drive or take a taxi to Prasoet Manukit Road. Nawamin Festival Walk located on the left hand and near Nawamin City Avenue

icon The Circle Ratchapruek
A new open-air lifestyle mall on Bangkok's Ratchaphruek Road called simply "The Circle" is doing the unthinkable: bringing hardcore urban shoppers out of the city and into the suburbs.

The Circle was designed to look like a European high street. Sort of. It's really a mish mash of aesthetics, with graffiti-like murals on walls, cobblestone walkways, black iron lamps, contemporary fountains and funky pastel-colored shop exteriors. This is what makes it unique from Bangkok's other "community" malls, and explains the sudden influx of shoppers to an area that not too long ago was a deserted jungle on the Thonburi side of Bangkok.

These days there are more pricey DSLR cameras on the streets of The Circle than at the end of a runway at a fashion show. It's become a hot spot for amateur photogs, magazine shoots and even Thai engagement photos, which means the going can be tough as you try to stay out of people’s shots.
How to get there:

Bus no. 127 124 125 123 146 149 28 and then to continue with Taxi.

icon Mega Bangna
Mega Bangna, the first low-rise super regional mall in Southeast Asia with everything-under-one-roof retail model, is ready to offer a brand-new, ‘Your Space, Your Happiness’ retail sensation on 3 May 2012. The first mega mall in Southeast Asia is slated to be a new beloved shopping and dining destination with its unique variety of tenant mix, five anchor tenants – Robinson Department Store, Big C Extra, Home Pro, Mega Cineplex and IKEA store, convenience and ease of navigation from two-level structure as well as great accessibility from its highly sough-after location on thriving Bangna-Trad superhighway.

Recommended markets and shops which sell Thai handicrafts: Thai Handicraft
icon Chatuchak Weekend Market
A large open public ground on Phahonyothin Road. The market is a paradise for browsers and bargain hunters alike. It operates only on weekends during the day time.

icon Chitralada Shops
Founded by the Support Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, are situated in the Grand Palace, Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok International Airport, and some leading hotels.

icon Narayana Phand Pavilion
Located on Ratchadamri Road, is a handicraft center selling items from all parts of the country.
parks 
icon Siam ParkSiam Park City Tel: (02) 919-7200-19# 232
- Located in suburban Min Buri on Sukhaphiban 2 Road, this water amusement park contains a man-made sea with towering slides. Satellite attractions include a children's playground, aviaries, open zoo and botanical garden.
- It is open daily from 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Admission fee is 490 Baht for adults and 300 Baht for children.

icon Dream World Tel: (02) 533-1152, 533-1147, situated at km.7 of Rangsit-Ongkharak Road, houses a European style plaza, miniature land of major world legends, and exciting playing machines.
- It is open daily from 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. On holidays it is open until 7.00 pm. Admission fee is 450 Baht per person.

icon Siam Ocean World A new attractions in downtown Bangkok. Open in December 2005, Siam Ocean World will be the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. With world-standard exhibits and features, the aqaruim comprises a 270-degree acrylic under ocean tunnel, a panoramic oceanarium with a 360-degree view through a 10.5 metre diametre fishbowl, an 8-metre deep reef tank and a rainforest display. More than 400 species or 30,000 marine animals including Penguins, Blue Ring Octopus, Gray Nurse Sharks, Elephant Nose Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Giant Spider Crab can be seen.

icon Indoor amusement parks are also in some major leading department stores such as:
- Future Park Bang Khae, Phetkasem Road, Tel: (02) 454-8500
- The Mall Bang Khae, Phetkasem Road, Tel: (02) 454-0061
- Seacon Square, Srinakarintara Road, Tel: (02) 721-9444
- Central City Bang Na, Km. 3 Bang Na-Trat Road, Tel: (02) 361-0888
- Fashion Island, Km. 10 Raminthra Road, Tel: (02) 947-5000

cultural
Details of current programmes and events can generally be found in Bangkok's major English-language newspapers, namely Bangkok Post and The Nation. Thailand Cultural Center

icon The National Theater is located on Na Phra That Road next to the National Museum.
- Call (02) 224-1342 for a current program.

icon Thailand Cultural Center, on Ratchadaphisek Road, is a fully integrated venue for social education and cultural activities.
- Call (02) 247-0028 ext.109 for a current program.

icon Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre is located on Charoen Krung Road (New Road) near the Old Siam Plaza. That dramas and plays are usually held while Khon or Thai musical dance drama is a special event that is staged occasionally.

Khon is Thailand’s classical masked dance that is regarded as one of the most refined of performing arts. It was originally limited to the royal court. Performances are extremely expensive to produce, requiring lavish costumes, elaborate masks and headgear, and stage accessories that require highly skilled craftsmen to create. The scenes performed in the traditional Khon are taken from the Ramakien, a series of significant episodes in Thai literature based on the Indian epic of classical mythology the Ramayana that greatly influenced the literature of almost all nations in Southeast Asia.
- Call (02) 2258757-8, 222-1325 for more information.

Siam Niramit Ratcha da Theatre Siam Niramit is a unique 2000-seat theatre offering the 80-minute show featuring three stories of Thailand's cultural heritage. The three parts are Journey Back into History, Journey Beyond Imagination: The Three Realms and Journey Through Joyous Festivals. The theatre has state-of-the-art technology and the show is packed with special effects. The show is packed with stunning special effects. The spectacle starts everyday at 8pm, but visitors are advised to arrive one hour earlier to join a free guided tour to a Thai village in the complex. The compound comprises of restaurants and souvenir shops as well.
- Call 0 2649 9222

icon Joe Louis, Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, the last of the kingdom’s traditional Thai small puppets troupe, was awarded the ‘Best Traditional Performance Award’ in recognition of the troupe’s presentation of The Myth of Rahu and the Lunar Eclipse at the 10th World Festival of Puppet Art held in Prague, Czech Republic, during June 1-10, 2006.

icon Patravadi Theatre, near Wat Rakhang, Thon Bun. Renowned for its lavish productions, this outdoor theatre has gained popularity through its modern adaptations of classical Asian literature, with each play demonstrating an ingenious blend of various theatrical techniques. Showtime is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Call (02) 412-7287-8 for a current program

icon Bangkok Playhouse on Phetchabun Road. The theatre hosts modern dramas.
- Call (02) 679-8548, 319-7641-4 for a current program.

exhibition
Thailand Cultural Center icon Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
60 New Ratchadaphisek Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok.
- For more information, call (02) 229-3000-9 or visit www.qsncc.co.th

icon Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center
8 Km. 1 Bang Na-Trat Road, Phrakhanong.
- For more information, call (02) 749-3939-60 or visit www.bitec.net

 

meditation
Meditation is one of the most popular aspects of Buddhism, practiced regularly by numerous Thais, and laymen as a means of promoting inner peace and happiness. The following are meditation centers which offer a class in English for foreign visitors who wish to find out more about Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. Thai Traditional Massage

icon The International Buddhist Meditation Center, Wat Mahathat, Tha Phrachan, Tel: (02) 623-6326

icon The World Fellowship of Buddhists, 616 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Tel. (02) 661-1284-7

icon Association for the Science of Creative Intelligence, 18th floor, Rajpark Building, Sukhumvit Soi 21, Tel: (02) 258-3257

icon Young Buddhist Association of Thailand, 58/8 Soi 54 (Soi Thipniyom 2), Phetkasem Road, Phasi Charoen, Tel: (02) 413-1706

icon House of Dhamma, 26/9 Ladphrao Soi 15 (Soi Chomphon), Tel: (02) 511-0439

icon Thai Traditional Massage
This therapeutic and highly soothing form of massage purportedly evolved from rishis (forest-dwelling Brahmin hermit ascetics) who relieved the physical stress of extended periods of meditation by adopting certain postures. Wat Pho is the best known center for massages and massage tuition. Call (02) 221-2974 for more information

 

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