Asia Expat Guides: The Best Shopping Places in Bangkok

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Moving to a new, foreign country is a daunting task which many expats find very overwhelming. At Asia Expat Guides, we understand your concerns and your specific needs as an expat. We routinely share articles and expat tips about moving to Asia at http://asiaexpatguides.com/expat-tips/. In this particular slide, we compile our top picks of the best shopping places in Bangkok, Thailand.

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<ul><li> 1. The Best Shopping Places in Bangkok A Guide for Expats in Bangkok, ThailandBy: Asia Expat Guides</li></ul> <p> 2. If youre a shopaholic, visiting Bangkok should definitely be on your to-do list. Shopping in Bangkok is a thrilling experience - whatever it is you're looking for. From the gleaming chrome and towering size of modern, air-conditioned malls, to the hustle and bustle of its famously buzzing street markets, Bangkok has all kinds of places to blow your baht away. With everything from antiques and the latest pair of trainers to designer jewelry available, Bangkok has an equally exhaustive variety of things to buy. Check out our favorite shopping places in Bangkok! 3. With 35-acre area of Chatuchak containing more than 8,000 market stalls, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the place where you can literally shop till you drop. Here, you will be amazed at the sheer variety of merchandise, whether a Moroccan lamp, an antique wooden chest, a pair of vintage Levis jeans, or, on the exotic side, a python. Opens only in the weekends, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the perfect place for bargain hunting, although whatever you buy here is probably no longer the best deal you can find. When shopping here, brush up your negotiation skills and be prepared to walk away when the deal fails to go your way. Then, youll either be offered a lower price or simply find the same merchandise at another stall. Just keep a friendly attitude and big smile to secure the best possible deal! 4. Formerly an international trade port, Asiatique is now a hip place which successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall; with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Youll definitely have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself. In addition, you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat; and if this isnt enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and a classic Thai puppets performance. 5. Bangkok's modern and air-conditioned shopping malls are pleasant alternatives to the bustling hot markets. From the legendary MBK, to the sophisticated Emporium, trendy Siam Discovery and Central World Plaza, or unashamedly upscale Siam Paragon, Bangkok accommodates every taste, pocket and style. These malls are where you'll find the city's finest fashion stores, global brands, book shops, speciality stores, accessories stands and all kinds of luxury designer lifestyle goods. 6. It is a well-known fact in Bangkok that if you want to know what is 'in', head on down to Siam Square. A dense warren of boutiques, cafes and market stalls selling various apparels; this is where fashionistas get a real taste of alternative style and shopping. True to Bangkoks unified configuration, the area is a collaboration of internationally renowned high-end brands and independent traders and the price scale goes right across the board. 7. For more information about being an expat in Asia, visit http://asiaexpatguides.com </p>