Ultimate Shopping in Bangkok
In the 4th century, the city was just a small trading post interconnected with other communities along the Chao Phraya River through the various inland canals and waterways that have a total length of 4,000 kilometers. Today, Bangkok is no longer that irrelevant trading post along the river, but is the effervescent capital of Thailand, and ranked 17th tallest city the world over. [The city has a registered 1,000 skyscrapers. -GHGB]
You can find everything in Bangkok. High end or low end. Antique or Modern. Name it and look for it. One of the tens of thousands of stores in Bangkok probably sells it. A word of warning: make sure you know how to haggle. One should buy a shopping map to avoid getting lost. It is best to book in 5-star hotels like the Dusit Thani when in Bangkok to make traveling within the city easy.
All stores and malls are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. However, there are also night markets that sell inexpensive items and trinkets for tourists who may be in a rush to buy souvenirs from Bangkok. Suan Lum Night Bazaar and Patpong Night Market are famous (or infamous?) for selling every conceivable counterfeit item.
JJ Market or Jatujak (Chatuchak) is the biggest weekend market in the world, with over 9,000 stalls built in a kilometer-square area. The market is huge, and it is best to plan a shopping expedition here in groups to better facilitate the shopping extravaganza. There are more than 300,000 shoppers in the area at one time, and one could get overwhelmed by the crowd. When buying, try to haggle for a discount. The seller will most likely give you a discount if you ask nicely. The market is sectioned off to clothes, shoes, household goods, food, craft, furniture, antiques, plants, and all other items in between, including a “pet” section where one could buy a python if he chooses to.
Panthip Plaza is the best place to buy computer-related and high technology gadgets. The gadgets sold here are definitely cheaper. Make sure all items you buy have warrantees.
The Mah Boon Krong is an air-conditioned commercial building that has over 2,000 shops that sell clothes, shoes and bags, jewelries and watches, appliances, cameras, MP3s, mobile phones, furniture, and everything under the Bangkok skies!
Looking for the latest pair of Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik? Hit the Siam Paragon. There are no fakes or cheap things sold in this mall. One can even buy a Porsche or a Ferrari here. If Siam Paragon is too much, the Emporium is an option for classy and branded items that will not necessarily break the bank. For the younger and “funkier” shoppers, ZEN at Central World is the top mall to shop.
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As for Zen Furniture in Bangkok, that is a little too tough to pin down. ZEN at CentralWorld have a huge home furnishings section, for instance. But many enterprising businesses employ the term to describe their furniture, so I’m afraid I would need a little more precision as to what is intended by the term before posting exclusively about any one of these possible businesses, or whatever furniture in Bangkok may be deemed Zen.
Instead, as a May 13, 2012, post edit, here are a few other websites that have some relationship to the words “Bangkok,” “Zen,” and Furniture:”
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Publish Date: 03/19/2012 2:07
The newly re furbished Central World Plaza is smack in the middle of Ratchaprasong, Book-ended two large department stores, Zen and the lsetan, which specializes in Japanese goods. The while futuristie looking … Computers and electronics are found on the 4th floor; furniture ,and home décor on the 5th and kid’s fashions, toys. games, Thai textiles, wooden art. jewellery, traditional clothing and pashima scarves are further up on the 6th floor. The 6th floor is also …
Publish Date: 04/23/2012 4:37
Situated at the Ratchaprasong Intersection of downtown Bangkok, in the heart of the city’s shopping belt, Asia’s First Lifestyle Trendy Megastore ZEN will reopen on this Friday January 6, 2012. … Some are seasonal editions or limited editions available only@ZEN; The largest MUJI Flagship Store in Thailand: The flagship store offers a wide selection of home and lifestyle products in over 700 sq .m. decorated in a modern style ambience with a large furniture display …
Publish Date: 01/04/2012 3:20
The room, like the rest of the hotel, is decorated in a neutral palette of taupes and creams with teak wood furniture; very zen and calming. Elements of the rooms are a little dated and the view from our room was of the backs of …
Publish Date: 04/02/2012 20:09
The Real Estate Corner: Bangkok Beauty. We were … On our quest of real estate, we recently came across a gorgeous five bedroom/eight (full) bathroom estate that is full of zen luxury. … Sydney Used Furniture from Gumtree …
Publish Date: 04/26/2012 7:30
Zenze Restaurant and Bar is located at 17th Floor, Zen tower Centralworld, Bangkok. It has a lobby elevator facility with similar decorative bushes and wavy walls on the lips stairs vestibule. Decorative and furniture of …
Publish Date: 05/23/2011 14:28
Hotel Luxx XL, zen design in Bangkok. December 19, 2011 – 4:36 pm | Marina. The Luxx XL Hotel is located in Bangkok, in Thailand. This boutique … The rooms are decorated with hand made beds, carved furniture and a minimalist décor.
Publish Date: 12/19/2011 7:36
Zen Zuckerburg: Social Media & Eastern Religion. Below is a written version of … Everyone in Bangkok can recognize the river as “Lumphini River”, but if you were to scoop out of handful of water, they wouldn’t still call that handful of water “
Publish Date: 02/09/2012 22:45
… at Ratchaprasong intersection, in Bangkok’s main shopping district. It offers five floors of shopping and restaurant dining. Fashion outlets, home decor, furniture, jewelry, electronics, Thai handicrafts etc. http://www.amarinplaza.com/ · ZEN …
Publish Date: 09/16/2010 8:11
Bangkok June 23, 2009 – Casa Pagoda, the renowned home furnishing store, offering concept furniture with multiple inspirations, from neo-Zen combined with East-West influence, to ethnic chic and Parisian, is now offering …
Publish Date: 06/22/2009 22:05
Situated at the Ratchaprasong Intersection of downtown Bangkok, in the heart of the city’s shopping belt, the new ZEN is distinguished by its new “tree of life” façade design to create a distinctive and modern exterior that redefines it as Thailand’s trendy and best mega-store. …. MUJI Flagship Store: The flagship store offers a wide selection of home and lifestyle products in over 700 sq .m. decorated in a modern style ambience with a large furniture display section …
Publish Date: 01/04/2012 18:29
Hoteloogle.com – Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel
Uploaded by Hoteloogle on May 22, 2011
http://www.Hoteloogle.com – Spa, fitness center, business center and eclectic dining options, 19,999 square feet of sophisticated event space, on-site catering services and dedicated event planners to coordinate events from start to finish. (CJ 09/10) Deluxe Room (37 sqm) Grab bars in bathroom and Shower, roll-in. Bathtub and shower separate in Marble bathroom. Accommodations of dark-brown tone furnish contrast with the bright light & colorful carpet in concept of Bright luxurious rooms. The oversized windows and glass-enclosed bathrooms provide a stylish place to relax. Pillowtop mattress, and Duvet plush bedding and art amenities. The hotel accommodations offer just the right amenities for business & leisure. Each guest room features a “Jack Pack” with international electrical and internet sockets. iPod docking stations provide in-room entertainment options. The hotel is very close to the four-faces Buddha at the Ratchaprasong Intersection nearby the Central World (Reopening Now) Rising over the city’s finest shopping and business district. Easy access to Bangkoko Sky Train Station Chidlom and its sky walk, Gayson, Zen, Central World and Siam Paragon are only a stroll away. The stylish 160-seat restaurant serving international breakfast lunch and dinner. The interior of the restaurant is broken into different zones, with the Theater Kitchen area. contemporary atmosphere features the amenities of a meeting room and the cocktails bar. Recommended Chinese Restaurant fine dining, guests can indulge in modern, Chinese cuisine, including roasted duck and northern specialties. Marble entrances, white oak floors and Tanganyika furniture & closets add a sophisticated touch. features state-of-the-art event space and on-site business services. The lobby is larg for a group of approx. 40 pax (with their luggage) to check in (standing in the lobby)”. it is big enough for 3 groups simultaneously.
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