Spoiled For Choice in Siam Square

Siam Square could possibly be described as the Times Square of Bangkok; it also offers travelers an insight in to what Bangkok may become in the future. The area is Bangkok’s premier shopping district and has a plethora of small shops that sell anything from clothes, shoes, music to handbags. A lot of the shops market items that are targeted at the Thai up-market, therefore some quality items can be found for a reasonable price but are a little expensive when compared with other areas.

Siam square also links to other 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. Within Siam Square itself, there is a wide range of shops and services, including tutor schools, restaurants, cafe, designer clothing boutiques, record stores, bookshops, Hard Rock Cafe and banks.

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 accessories. The Bonanza Mall, opposite MBK Center, is a congested warren of stalls selling discounted fashion items for teens and university students. . The four movie theaters in the area are a good night out. You get a few hours in a plush theater house – complete with air-con and assigned seats. Hollywood and Asian blockbusters are featured nightly.