Bangkok’s poshest mall, just across the street from Siam Square, sells everything from Lamborghinis to European luxury goods. Prices too steep? There are also plenty of local and international shops and restaurants for the masses.
- Don’t buy imported luxury goods. Tariffs and import costs mean prices won’t be as good as you’ll find back home or at the airport.
- Don’t drive. Traffic around Paragon Mall is a nightmare all day.
What to Buy:
That all depends on your wallet! If you're looking for high-quality handicrafts, head to the top floor to visit some the small boutiques selling housewares, home decor and textiles. There is a large Jim Thompson silk shop
on the main floor if you are looking for Thai silk clothing and housewares. Paragon is also a great place to get English-language books (there's a large Kinokuniya book store).
Taking a Break:
Paragon Mall has numerous high-end restaurants on the first floor. The food court on the ground floor has plenty of Thai food as well as fast food, Japanese, pizza and anything else you might want. If you want a break of a different sort, head to the movie theater on the top floor. It's one of the nicest in the country and screens foreign, international and local films.
How to Get There:
Paragon Mall is connected to the Siam Square Skytrain station.
The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily but some shops start shutting down by 8:30 p.m.