The Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok is Thailand’s largest indoor wholesale with over 2,000 shops. If you like the typical Bangkok market but prefer air-condition, this is the place. On our last visit to the capital, I followed my wife to this enormous mall spread over seven floors separated into three zones, and after a couple of hours, I had to drag her out of the damn building. Below are some pictures I took.
Bangkok is an absolute paradise for shopaholics like my wife with mega shopping malls, huge outdoor markets, cheap street sellers, and designer boutiques: everywhere you turn there’s something new to discover. Here’s a guide to the best areas and shopping experiences in Bangkok.
Drones are so popular now for both aerial video and photo capture, and you might be thinking about getting one when traveling in Thailand. If so, there is a Phantom store on the second floor at Siam Discovery Shopping Center in Bangkok. The guys working there were so knowledgeable and helpful I decided to blog about them.
I choose to go for the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K, and they helped me out with updating to the latest firmware, which took a while, so we asked if we could come back later. I also bought a Phantom backpack and asked if they could put the drone in the backpack instead of the original box ready for me to just put on my back and start the journey.
Asiatique’s The Riverfront, renovated in 2012, is an open-air night shopping and entertainment area on the Chao Phraya River, open daily 17:00 to 00:00. It features 1,500 shops and stalls, and 40 restaurants inside old warehouses.
This place used to be a trading company, managed by the Danish man Hans Nille Andersen in the early 1900s. The tallest Ferris Wheel in Bangkok at 60 meters is also located here. We ended up trying Ko Dang Talay Seafood Restaurant, situated in warehouse #7 on the riverside.
The atmosphere was nice at evening time as the restaurant’s outdoor seating was decorated with light bulbs. We ordered three dishes, and the most fun dish was the mackerel in lemon soup, served in a boiling hot pot with fire underneath. Brilliant! The other dishes were fried rice with crab and spicy chili clams. All dishes taste very good.