Shopping & Sightseeing in Bangkok

Discover the best places to go for shopping and sightseeing when you visit Bangkok. Also, find out when these places are open and the nearest stations.

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Jim Thompsons House – visit Thailand’s most popular museum and art gallery 

Located in central Bangkok, this museum houses the art collection of American architect and businessman James Harrison Wilson Thompson who designed and built this museum. Following Thompson’s relocation to the City of Angels and the founding of the Thai Silk Company Limited, he also became a collector of Southeast Asian art. He built a huge collection of historical Buddhist statues as well as traditional Thai paintings made of paper, cloth and wood that depicted the legend of Vessantara Jataka and the life of Buddha. Visitors come to this museum to see his collection.

Nearest station: National Stadium BTS station
Opening days: Every day of the week
Opening times: From 11 am to 6 pm

Asiatique: The Riverfront – have a whale of a time at this shopping and entertainment paradise

This large open-air mall is located on Charoen Krung Road in Bang Kho Laem District, and it faces the Chao Phraya River. The mall features 40 restaurants and 1,500 shops. Other historical objects and buildings include a Second World War bomb shelter and an old sawmill. Visitors will also find a parking lot tram that resembles a vehicle from Bangkok’s former tram system. The layout of the mall is divided into 4 thematic sections known as districts. Decorated with bronze statues that represent maritime activity, visitors can come to this mall to buy a range of souvenirs such as statues, pillow covers and fabric covered notebooks. The roofed warehouses allow visitors to shop even on rainy days.

Nearest station: Saphan Taksin station
Opening days: Daily
Opening times: From 11 am to midnight


Chao Phraya River & Waterways – get a glimpse into the charm of Bangkok

Also referred to as the River of Kings, the Chao Phraya River is Thailand’s major river formed by 4 major tributaries: Nan Rivers, Yom, Wang and Ping. It’s an important waterway for people living in central Thailand. Some of the most noteworthy attractions in Bangkok are located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Exploring Bangkok on a boat, dinner cruise or ferry is a great way to witness the timeless charm of Bangkok and learn about the role the city’s many waterways have played when it comes to its past and present. The must-see attractions accessible from the river include Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace.

Nearest station: Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station
Opening days: Daily
Opening times: From 6 am to 8 pm


Soi Rambuttri – Shop in a relaxed vibe


Also known as Ram Buttri Road, this road is located in the Phra Nakhon district in the Bang Lamphu neighbourhood. The road runs parallel to Khao San; however, this street gives visitors a taste of how the City of Angels was before skyscrapers were built. Leafy banyan trees are seen shading the pavements. The whole horseshoe-shaped road will take visitors about 30 minutes to walk along.

Visitors come here to enjoy shopping in a relaxed atmosphere. The street is packed with stalls selling t-shirts, knick-knacks, DVD movies and much more. There is also plenty of options for those looking for authentic Thai food. Visitors will also find western delights such as latte and wholemeal bread. Colourful paper lanterns line this road at night; later, neon-lit bars will come to life.

Nearest station: Sanam Chai station
Opening days: Wednesday to Sunday
Opening times: From 9 am to 4 pm

 And last, if you are looking for something that takes you shopping and sightseeing outside Bangkok.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

This floating market is located in Damnoen Saduak, a district in Ratchaburi Province. Situated about 100 km southwest of Bangkok, this is the most famous floating market in Thailand. Here, visitors will find female traders wearing blue farmers’ shirts and wide-brimmed straw hats using small wooden boats to sell goods.

The boats are filled with colourful fruits and vegetables. Visitors can also shop for traditional Thai souvenirs, such as hats, t-shirts and colourful flower candles. What’s the best part? Visitors can cruise the floating market and the surrounding areas in a motorboat or a rowing boat. This will allow them to see colourful houses on stilts, which will give them a glimpse of the local people going about their everyday life.

Nearest station: Ask hotel Concierge for most convenient travel options.
Opening days: Every day of the week
Opening times: From 7 am to 1 pm


Shopping and sightseeing in Bangkok are day-and-night activities that give visitors a flavour of Thailand’s cultural uniqueness. With more than 22.7 million holidaymakers going to Bangkok every year, this city is a must-visit destination for those who love travelling.






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