If you are looking to experience the quintessential Bangkok shopping experience, head out to MBK. This is one of the most popular shopping centers in the city. And the average Thai locals come here to shop. From clothes, footwear to electronics, MBK sells them all. You can reach this mall by taking the Skytrain and getting off at National Stadium Station. If you feel like catching the latest Hollywood movie or seeking out more upscale international brands, you can easily walk over to the other more modern malls just close to MBK.
Other prominent shopping and dining spots to consider include:
Chinatown (also called Yaowarat)
Phahurat (the Indian district)
Siam Square – a modern commercial zone filled with shopping centers
Sukhumvit – the financial district of Bangkok and home to the highest concentration of 3-5 star hotels.
4. Khao San Road
Bangkok’s nightlife appeals to all senses and in some cases, is out of this world. As soon as you step into the city’s most famous night spots, you feel that anything could happen as the evening progresses. The Thai culture has a high tolerance for prostitution, so some tourists may perceive some areas to be seedy.
Khao San Road is the famous backpacker road of Thailand. Here there is a hodgepodge of hostels, bars, restaurants, snack and t-shirt stalls. Khao San is the main road where these businesses thrive. But as the years went by, this road alone could not cater to the growing crowd. So the festivities and businesses have spilled over to parallel and opposite streets. There is no denying that the environment in Khao San is electrifying and it really appeals to the younger crowd. But not all travelers would be cheery about Khao San. If you long for a quieter place and a laidback evening, avoid Khao San.