If you are a shopaholic and you’re in Bangkok, head straight to Pratunam Market.
This is where you will find anything you want at the lowest possible price.
Pratunam Market is located on Petchaburi Road but it extends to cover the whole block on the corner with Ratchaprarop Road, in Ratchatewi District. It is considered as the largest wholesale and retail market for clothings, bags, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories.
Photo above shows Petchaburi Road. On the left is Pratunam Market. There are many hotels here including the tallest hotel building, Baiyoke Sky Hotel. On the right is Platinum Fashion Mall and Novotel Hotel.
Clothes stores are everywhere. So too are shops selling bags, shoes, jewelry and other merchandise. Food stalls and massage parlors compete for space.
The ultimate electronics center, Pantip.
Not further away from Pratunam Market is Ratchadamri Road which is part of Pathum Wan District. It is now conveniently connected to Pratunam via a footbridge which encourages walking. Traffic here is heavy especially towards the evening. Together with Pratunam Market, they formed a contiguous shopping area for any type of budget.
Photo above show what is considered as the heart of the shopping district in Bangkok, an extension of Pratunam Market. On the right is Central World, on the left is Big C Supercenter and Gaysorn, and in the background is BTS Sky Train on Sukhumwit Road. Around this area are more up-scale shopping centers like Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Amarin, and Palladium.