A new Bangkok shopping experience

Posted by Sukhumwit Steve on April 26th, 2013 filed in Shopping, attractions

Bangkok is famed for the variety of its shopping destinations. Venues range right through from small markets, swish hotel arcades and shopping centres to the biggest outdoor weekend market in the world. A fairly recent addition to the city’s retail therapy options is Asiatique The Riverfront.

As its name implies the Asiatique occupies a riverside location which in this case is Bangkok’s main waterway, the Chao Phraya River. The Asiatique is a 10-minute ferry trip from Saphan Taksin Skytrain Station. The Asiatique runs free ferries from the pier at the station. People heading for the centre need to make sure they get one of these ferries at the pier because other companies do charge.

The Asiatique is a revamped port that has been transformed into a fusion of a night market and modern shopping mall. The port’s warehouses boast several hundred chic retail outlets and a diverse choice of cafés. Designer and traditional Asian clothing and beautiful hand-crafted souvenirs are among items on sale. The restaurants serve anything from doughnuts to Thai delights such as tom yam gung (spicy prawn broth).

A ride on the giant ferris wheel onsite gives great views of the surrounding area. There are puppet and ladyboy shows most evenings. Asiatique The Riverfront opens every evening from 17:00 to 24:00. Our 1Stop guide to shopping in Bangkok provides details about other retail centres in the city.


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