The whole thing is kind of all over the place, but there are specific sections for some stuff. I bet your 12 year old boy would love it! Although many markets do cater pretty much exclusively for tourists, it's the world that exists around them that keeps the experience authentic. Super clean, friendly staff and an amazing breakfast in a terrace with a gorgeous view over Bangkok. As Are there any floating markets that i could go to ? If you like this blog post or find it useful, please share and like on social media! Here I am entering the fantastic rooftop garden at Emquartier mall. We are thinking of going there within a few weeks too, can`t wait! s.src = u + '?v=' + (+new Date()); The city offers many wallet-friendly shopping hubs with character for us to find our right place. It is my favorite city in the world with so much to see and do. Well, Vietnam is a country and Bangkok is a city, but if you mean what I recommend between Vietnam and Thailand I would say Thailand. The market is divided into 27 sections, and you can find things as wood carving, clay handicrafts, local souvenirs from every parts of Thailand, Buddhist amulets, wooden furniture, handmade decorated flowers, ceramic wares, Chinese wares, garden plants, stones, trendy fashions, silk, hill-tribe outfits, paintings of local painters, fluffy dogs, handbags, shoes, jewellery and fashionable Thai design of all sort – All at a cheap prize! Each floor of Terminal 21 has a cool and unique design inspired by a city. Siam Paragon is my favourite too . Immerse, 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok with Amazing Views. Each of these places surprises shoppers with the amazingly large number of stores, ranging from 500 to 8000. Asiatique is a great place to go shopping and dining and you will find both nice restaurants and fantastic Thai street food here. I do not shop but love to see crowd and explore randomly. Parts of Bangkok is just as clean and modern as the big cities in Europe, Australia, and USA. You can find virtually anything here. I’m still undecided and in principle I would like to stay in town but I wonder. It has direct Skytrain (BTS) access to the Siam station but also acessible through Chitlom. My favourite is Siam Paragon. Phuket is too commercial and Patong Beach smells like a toilet! It is a fairly new (opened in 2015) and very hip and cool shopping mall. We have stayed at all of these, and highly recommend them. It is def on my list! You should check out other markets too: At Ground Floor you will find a huge and fantastic supermarket called Gourmet Market selling everything you can think of when it comes to groceries. Hmm, maybe we should take a trip to Chiang Mai, have never been there :). Speaking little or no Thai you probably think that impossible, but a good first step is to learn how to count. Learn about daily life and culture in Thailand through this tour that focuses on the Damnoe… What to buy here: Everything related to clothing and accessories. Bangkok has some of the best shopping in Asia since you can easily combine shopping at big malls like these with international brands, and huge street markets like Chatuchak where you can find more local Asian designs. Thinking about it, I probably should have added another extra day but I figured that since we would have spent 3 nights in Bangkok earlier, we wouldn’t need to do the same again but just do some last minute shopping (not too much LOL), and then fly onto Bali. Just remember to bring a lot of coins, as most ticket machines at the sky train stations only accept coins and not credit cards or bills. How to get here: Skytrain to Phrom Phong BTS station. The mall also has the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia and a huge cinema complex with 16 screens. So will be there by Friday evening and will start back on Monday morning. 5th floor is a must-visit with its fantastic open-air tropical garden Helix Garden and the rooftop area The Escape with bars and wine lounges with a spectacular view of Bangkok skyline. Loved it! In some places, the streets are so narrow you literally can grab an gold iPhone case with your left hand and a mango with your right one. Each of the nine floors of the Paragon has its specialty, among them women’s clothes, men’s wear, shoes, sports, furniture and so on: Paragon mall has Bangkok’s best book shop, Kinokuniya (on 3rd floor), with the biggest selection of books in English.