Bangkok is well-known as a world-class shopping destination. Whatever you’re looking for, you could certainly find it in one of many shopping places available in Bangkok. This City of Angels hosts all types of shopping places from small community markets (talad nud) to high-end shopping centers. Siam Paragon Shopping Center is one of the most famous shopping centers in the city where you will find both local and international visitors enjoying their retail therapy.
Siam Paragon Shopping Center is located on Rama I Road, the heart of Bangkok. It is easily accessed via BTS Station Siam. With a total gross area of 300,000 square meters, it is paradise for visitors from all walks of life, from fashionistas, families, movie and show goers, souvenir hunters and food lovers. The first time you visit the place, you will certainly say “wow”, being stunned by this gigantic and amazing shopping center!
Taking you to Siam Paragon shopping center
Siam Paragon Shopping Center showcases some of the largest and most luxurious selection of designer collection in the men and women’s fashion world. Some of the luxurious brands the shopping center offers include Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Hermes, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Kenzo and many more. The diverse fashion ranges from casual American through European luxury to fun and funky Asian trends. It also has one of the largest shoes and bag departments in Bangkok with wide selection of over 100 top designer brands.
If haute couture is not your thing, I recommend you to look around the Thai designer zone that offers unique and trend-setting collections which is sure to excite all shoppers. Thai fashion has now become more and more well-known worldwide. Even some Hollywood celebrities wear it. Some of the major local brands that are famous among Bangkokians and tourists are Disaya, Flynow, Greyhound, Stretsis, Senada and It’s Happened to be a Closet. Be prepared to spend some major money when you set foot into these international and local shops!
Moreover, the shopping center has one of the largest beauty departments in the city. With 5,000 sqm. area, you could find many international cosmetic and beauty product brands from around the world. You will also be pampered by the talented and skilled make-up artists who will help you look your best!
Families with children could enjoy various types of activities at Siam Paragon Shopping Center. Children would definitely have fun in a child-size replica of a real city, Kidzania. It is an edutainment center for children from 4 to 15 years old where they could experience and learn about many types of jobs, including dentists, firefighters, pilots, doctors, nurses, mechanics etc. This almost real-life experience will definitely impress both the children and their parents. Better than that, Kidzania has a large lobby offering snacks and drinks for parents while their children enjoy themselves.
Apart from that, it also offers one of the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Children will be amazed by the world-class exhibits of over 30,000 marine creatures from across the world. Some of the highlights of the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World are the Shark walk and the Ocean tunnel where you will have a chance to encounter sharks just behind the glass walls!
Movie and Concert Goers
For those who love all kinds of entertainment, Siam Paragon has one of the best movie theater complexes in Bangkok. With a total area of 25,000 square meters, the Cineplex comprises a 15-screen multiplex cinema, including smaller Ultra Screen cinemas with reclining seats and the Enigma members-only lounge, as well as the Krungsri IMAX theater and the Nokia VIP Ultrascreen. Located on top floor of the amazing shopping center, this is the perfect spot where everyone could enjoy the latest movie releases.
On the same floor, you will also find the Royal Paragon Hall, a 12,000 square meter event facility. It is where many international and local artists perform and organize their concerts. Some of the famous international artists who have performed here include Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli and several K-Pop stars.
Exotic Thai, located on the fourth floor of the shopping center, is the Thai art and craft department of Siam Paragon Shopping Center. Here, you will find many types of souvenirs to bring back home. It’s a great place for tourists, offering all kinds of Thai design products, from clothing, handicrafts, jewelry, aromatherapy oils and products. If you don’t want to go shopping in Bangkok street markets, Exotic Thai is the place you will find what you are looking for. The price might be high but it surely is a convenient place to get higher quality Thai products.
As a food lover, I consider Siam Paragon Shopping Center one of the culinary wonderlands for Thai and international visitors! Siam Paragon has several zones in their shopping center dedicated to the culinary world.
Gourmet Market, Food Hall and Food Court
The Gourmet Market showcases epicurean delicacies and an amazing variety of premium food products and groceries from around Thailand and around the world. The Food Hall and the Food Court offer a wide selection of Thai and foreign delights and street food stalls. Every time I visit there, I’m always blown away by the wide selections that this food department has to officer. If you are hungry, come to the Ground Floor of Siam Paragon Shopping Center. Whatever you’re craving for, whether it’s international/local savories or sweet dishes, you can find almost everything there.
Foreign and Foreign-Oriented Restaurants
The Ground Floor of Siam Paragon Shopping Center also hosts many popular international restaurants and food outlets, including Crystal Jade, McDonald’s Haagen-Dazs, Signor Sassi and Piri-Piri. It also has popular locally run foreign-oriented restaurants like Fuji, Kabuki, Scala shark’s fin, Vanilla brasserie and many others.
Siam Paragon Shopping Center had been so successful with their food services that they opened another food zone on the 4th floor of their shopping center, “Food Passage”. It offers a wide array of restaurants and cafes, for example Laem Charoen Seafood, Saboten, Viet Cuisine, Scoozi Pizza and Baan Ice.
With a huge variety of restaurants and cafes for people with different taste, I have tried many restaurants in Siam Paragon. These are my top 5 favorite ones and I recommend you to try them too!
This modern Thai restaurant serves many interesting Thai dishes with emphasis on “Isaan” (the northeastern region of Thailand) food. Their dishes are excellent with their unique use of spices, herbs and high quality ingredients. Once you try Café Chili, I guarantee that you will want to come back for more!
Four Seasons originates from London and it has been so popular among Thai people that it now has a number of branches in Bangkok. Their signature dish is “Roast Duck” with succulent meat and crispy skin. The price could be relatively high but it is worth the price for trying what many Thai people named “The best roast duck in the world”!
Vanilla Brasserie serves simple yet delicious international menu such as soup, salads, pastas and crepes at reasonable prices. I particularly enjoy their “bacon spinach and egg crepe” “black spaghetti with garlic river prawns” and “banoffee caramel crepe”.
Taling Pling is the restaurant I always think of when I crave for authentic Thai food. The restaurant takes pride in creating many Thai dishes not easily found elsewhere. With their homely, full-flavored southern and central Thai food, Taling Pling is famous among locals and tourists.
Harrods Tea Room
Harrods Tea Room is a beautiful two-storey English tea room serving all-day dining. Their popular dishes include truffle cappuccino soup, deluxe foie gras benedict, banger and mash, fish and chips, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and many more. Their lavishing traditional high tea is a great indulgence after your shopping spree!
Siam Paragon Shopping Center also hosts many other restaurants and cafes that are very popular among local and international visitors. This includes famous dessert cafes like After You and Swensen’s, fashion cafes like Another Hound by Greyhound Cafe, restaurants with international and local favorites like Coffee bean by Dao, Japanese restaurants like AOI and Honmono Sushi and tea shop like TWG. These places are so famous that you may need to wait in the queue during weekends! You may want to check these Bangkok brunch spots and these great dessert cafes that Bangkokians love visiting as well
Siam Paragon Shopping Center is truly a world-class destination for all types of visitors. This shopping center can cater for all kinds of preferences and lifestyles. Whether you are a fashionista, a parent with a kid, a moviegoer, a tourist looking for some souvenirs to bring back home or a culinary explorer, you could spend your whole day enjoying yourself in this massive and remarkable shopping center. This is a great place that everyone visiting Bangkok could ever miss!