The newest shopping haven in the city opened recently on Valentine’s Day, right in the bustling retail district of Ratchprasong. Surrounded by retail heavyweights like Central World and Platinum Fashion Mall (which it shares a developer with), The Market Bangkok aims up the scale from its sister structure, with six levels full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and massage parlors.
The layout here is open floor — separated by stalls rather than full storefronts with their own doors — which is meant to give shoppers the feeling of browsing through traditional, open-air markets. So, if you’ve got a couple hours to spare, wander around the building and browse through rows of fashion boutiques that hawk everything from apparel to accessories at rather wallet-friendly prices. To take a break, head up to the fourth level for a massage at Let’s Relax or perhaps get your tresses done at one of the hair salons.
Besides food court stalls, chain restaurants, fast food joints, and coffee spots, the mall is also home to a bright-hued Domo-kun cafe, where you can have a breather with a swirl of soft serve ice cream and tapioca pearl toppings before shopping for merch.
The Market Bangkok is at 111 Ratchadamri Rd.
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