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Disclaimer: Medi Makeovers is a medical tourism facilitator and in providing any medical information to its clients and prospective clients relies on medical, surgical and other recommendations supplied by the hospitals and clinics in Thailand that Medi Makeovers is accredited with. Medi Makeovers provides this information to its clients and prospective clients on behalf of these hospitals and clinics and in good faith, however, this must not be construed as Medi Makeovers offering or providing medical advice. Regardless of the wording, no information expressed in this website is to be interpreted as Medi Makeovers or its personnel offering or providing medical advice or recommendations. All pricing is in Thai Baht and all other currencies shown are the estimated currency conversion. You must check the currency conversion closer to your procedure date as you will pay for your procedure in Thai Baht.

Bangkok's modern, multi-storey shopping malls are a shopaholic's paradise...

 

All these shopping centres are very close to all our hotels. We do suggest you take a taxi or the skytrain to the shopping centres if you have had surgery - it is too hot to walk and can be difficult to navigate when you first get back to your hotel after surgery. Always go to the taxi ranks at the shopping centres to come back to the hotel, remembering the bring your chosen hotel's taxi card (which you can grab from the front desk). If you are staying at the Grande Centre Point Terminal 21, you can simply walk downstairs and straight through the doors to one of Bangkok's best shopping centres - Terminal 21.

 

These malls are where you'll find the city's finest fashion stores, global brands, book shops, specialty stores, accessories stands and all kinds of luxury designer lifestyle goods. Not only are you spoiled for choice; it's all super easy to navigate. Modern and air-conditioned, they're also a pleasant alternative to the bustling hot markets, and most complexes are easily accessible via the city's modern and efficient Skytrain (BTS) system. Don't forget to sport comfortable shoes and take lots of breaks.

 

Just remember that if you over shop you still have to pack it in your suitcase so it is a good idea to pack light when you come to Bangkok and then you can fill your suitcase on the return.

 

Our Top Picks

The best & most comfortable places to shop during your recovery

TOP TIP

It is best to avoid the big Chatuchuk Weekend Market if you have had surgery. It is very big, very hot and very far away from the city centre. You can now find the same products (for the same prices) at MBK, Platinum or Asiatique.

Terminal 21

Location & Opening Hours

Sukhumvit Soi 19 | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: ASOK station has a platform that walks you directly into the mall. MRT Subway: SUKHUMVIT station 

What you'll find

Stores such as Nike, H&M, Adidas, Charles & Keith mixed with small Thai designer shops. Each floor is generally catergorised - womens, mens, jewellery etc. There is a wide range of food, with two level dedicated solely to your tastebuds. There is also a theatre on the top floor with new releases in English.

Highlights

Each level is themed (Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Toyko, London, Istanbul, San Francisco, LA) - including the bathrooms!

If you are staying at our hotel - Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 - you will be directly on top of this amazing mall, and will also have your own private entrance from the hotel directing you to a paradise of shopping! You can take advantage of this and stock up your room with goodies from the fresh food market and grocery shop on the Caribbean level. All restaurants at Terminal 21 also offer takeaway, so you can eat it there or take it back to relax in your room or watch a movie in free private theatre room.

 

MBK Shopping Centre

Location & Opening Hours

444 ,Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Patumwan | 10AM-10PM (though as MBK is largely an indoor market you may find not all the stall will be open at 10AM, and some may shut at 9PM).

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: NATIONAL STATDIUM station has a platform that walks you directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Levels of small market-type stalls. It is best to go directly to the 6th floor and work your way down as the entrance level stalls can be more expensive than the higher floors. You can put your hagging skills to the test here! You will find knock-off designer clothing, footwear, sunglasses, electronics, bags and more here. You will also find DVDs, CDs and games for around 60 - 100 baht each. 

Highlights

You'll be able to stock up on gifts for friends as well as goodies for you here. There is a wide array of food options, plus you'll be able to get pampered - hair wash & blow dry is normally 250-300 baht, foot massages here are approx. 300 baht and facials range in price depending on what you're after. 

 

Siam Paragon

Location & Opening Hours

Siam BTS Station | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: SIAM station has a platform that walks you directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Levels of luxury and high street brands such as Zara, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, MNG, Armani, GAP, Prada, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Rolex, Jim Thompson, Hermes, Versace & more! There is also a luxury cinema on the top floor PLUS zillions of food options on the ground floor and a large grocery shop.

Highlights

Siam Paragon is also home to Southeast Asia's largest aquarium, a 16-screen megaplex cinema and it's right off the most central BTS stop in Bangkok. It's open spaces are great for recovery and you won't feel claustrophobic whilst browsing the shops.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri

 

CentralWorld

Location & Opening Hours

Ratchaprasong Intersection Sukhumvit | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: CentralWorld is in between SIAM & CHIDLOM stations - use the SkyWalk to get directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

CentralWorld offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok as the largest shopping mall in Thailand. More than 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas, a kids' zone and learning centre - you'll be sure to find something that tickles your fancy! Stores include 35 flagship stores such as Kate Spade, Miss Selfridge, CK Jeans, Topshop, Topman plus two major department stores and countless beauty bars and salons.

Highlights

If you have kiddies, CentralWorld is also home to a great big indoor ice-skating rink! It's open plan layout will ensure you won't be afraid of any accidental bumps from passing strangers (something you'll come to understand during your recovery!).

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri

 

Central Embassy

Location & Opening Hours

Ploenchit Road Sukhumvit | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: PLOEN CHIT or CHIDLOM station - use the SkyWalk to get directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Central Embassy Bangkok is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel set to open soon. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations.

Highlights

Each of the six main shopping floors boast wide open concourses meaning that even when it gets busy, the overall environment doesn’t seem too hectic or overwhelming. Central Chidlom, Central Embassy’s older, cheaper brother – can be accessed directly from level two.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ploenchit

 

Central Chidlom

Location & Opening Hours

Ploenchit Road Sukhumvit | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: CHIDLOM station - use the SkyWalk to get directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

The layout of Central Chidlom is more like a major department store and is a favourite spot for Medi Makeovers clients as it provides easy shopping AND a cheap but comforting meal on the top floor food court. The ground floor boasts a grocery store, which is great for those staying close by to stock up on goodies such as fresh fruits and milk (if you have a particularly sensitive tummy). 

Highlights

Easy to navigate, this place is never overly busy - though you'll find smaller versions of the shops you like here. The top floor food court is more like a restaurant, where you will grab a card, order what you like from any of the cuisines on offer on your card, you can give your receipt to one of the waiters and they will bring it all to your table for you - and then you pay for your meal when you're ready to leave.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ploenchit

 

Siam Center

Location & Opening Hours

Siam (next to Siam Paragon) | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Skytrain: SIAM station - use the SkyWalk to get directly into the mall. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Siam Square is a seriously cool shopping experience. The entire mall is design focused and is a must visit for Instragam-savvy photographers. It is the home of a range of young and well-renowned Thai designers, and if you're looking for a piece that will stay in your wardrobe for yeards to come - this is the place for you.   

Highlights

Cute themed restaurants and enchanting cuisines are great for girly lunches or romantic dinners. You'll find Sephora and the largest Forever 21 in Thailand in this designer dream.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ploenchit | Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri

 

 

Platinum Fashion Mall

Location & Opening Hours

Pratunam | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

You will need to take a taxi as it is not walking distance from any BTS stations. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

A paradise of small wholesale stores! This is where most of the larger market stall come to purchase their goods. There are two buildings - the first (McDonald's is at the bottom) is full of clothing and shoes, and the second is full of women's, men's and kid's clothes and accessories.  

Highlights

This is perfect for those who hate the haggle - prices are fixed, and if you buy more than one product from a stall you will usually get a bigger discount. The accessories are on the 5th floor of the 2nd building along with the childrenswear. 

TIP: It is best to leave this for the later part of your stay as it gets very busy and you can feel very claustrophic if you are not used to big crowds. Don't be worried if some stall staff aren't that friendly - they are used to dealing with Thai locals who buy in bulk.

Closest MM Hotel: ALL

 

 

Siam Discovery

Location & Opening Hours

Siam | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Station: SIAM - walk through Siam Center or use the SkyWalk. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Not typically the most-loved for it's range of shopping, most clients love the quirky department store 'LOFT' and the entertainment value of Siam Discovery.  

Highlights

There are plenty of restaurant options and Siam Discovery is also home to Madame Tussards and an Olympic-sized ice rink (which is best for your travel buddies - you won't want to undo any of the work that has been done!).

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri | Grande Centre Point Ploenchit

 

 

Asiatique Night Markets

Location & Opening Hours

Chareonkrung Soi 74-76| 5PM-12AM

How to get there

The night markets are on the opposite side of the city, it is best to catch a taxi (preferably before 4:15PM to avoid mass traffic). Use the taxi stand at the front near the elephant to get a taxi back to your hotel. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

Everything! You will find clothing, jewellery, childrenswear, accessories for your furry friends and more! Don't forget to haggle - and don't be afraid to walk away if you're not happy with a price. If you are after better quality knock off bags - you simply have to ask at the bag stall (you will see the lower quality knock offs in the stall). 

Highlights

Feeling a bit hot? Choose to have your dinner in one of the many air conditioned restaurants or sit along the riverfront and gaze at the beauty of Bangkok at night. Get a bigger look at Bangkok in the big Ferris Wheel - it's air conditioned too!

Closest MM Hotel: ALL

 

 

Mercury Ville

Location & Opening Hours

Chidlom BTS Station | 8AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Station: Chitlom - walk directly into the mall. It is a 5 minute stroll from Grande Centre Point Ploenchit or Ratchadamri.

What you'll find

A favourite for MM clients for it's wide variety of food stalls and easy convenience. It is brand new and also offers a hair salon and beauty salon for those who wish to have their hair or nails done. You'll also find a Boots chemist (good for those who receive a visit from Aunt Flow on their trip, want to buy shampoo or conditioner or want to purchase cooling packs). 

Highlights

An array of Japanese, Korean, Italian, Hawaiian and mixed cuisine - with BonChon Chicken being a favourite of MM clients (try the Soy Garlic chicken - it's delicious!). Or if you're feeling like a burger and fries try MOS Burger or Burger King.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri | Grande Centre Point Ploenchit

 

 

Siam Square

Location & Opening Hours

Siam BTS Station | 10AM-10PM

How to get there

BTS Station: SIAM - walk directly into the mall. Opposite Siam Paragon and Siam Center. Use the taxi stand inside the mall to get a taxi back to your hotel if you don't feel like walking. Be sure to bring your hotel's taxi card with you.

What you'll find

The bottom two floors is an indoor market - with items roughly going for 100-200 baht each (approx. $3-$6 AUD). The next two floors are dedicated to designer brands - both Thai and international. With the remaining three floors mainly filled with restaurants.

Highlights

Pick up eclectic pieces for around 1000 baht or a stunning hand made dress for around 2500 baht. You won't have to go outside the square to find an array of magical stores to point your cash at.

Closest MM Hotel: Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri | Grande Centre Point Ploenchit