TOUR OF BANGKOK
TOUR IN BANGKOK IN THE SIAM AREA, THE SHOPPING CAPITAL OF THAILAND
Siam square is the shopping capital, not just of Bangkok but within all of Thailand, with out a doubt having some of the biggest and most popular shopping malls. There is MBK centre, Siam Paragon and Siam discovery centre, just to name a few. Siam consists of many small roads heaving with hundreds of clothes, music and book shops as well as restaurants, hard rock cafes and bars. But Siam is not just about shopping malls. It has numerous other attractions such as Siam Ocean world, APEX and Imax cinemas, centre point massage, Bangkok art and culture centre and Jim Thompson house, providing hours of entertainment.
Morning - is the best time for shopping and exploring these fantastic mega-malls, as it can be difficult to fit in everything that is on offer. MBK centre is one of the most spectacular and popular mega-malls in Bangkok. It has an unbelievable 2,000 shops and services to behold, spaced over 8 floors. MBK has over 100,000 visitors per day, over 65% being foreign and young Thai people. MBK consists of clothing, shoes, jewellery, toys, electronics, furniture, souvenirs, and photography shops to name a few; as well as food centres and extravagant restaurants. If you fancy more of a lavish and less arduous experience of a compact shopping mall, why not try The Emporium. An exclusive complex dealing in luxury brands and fashion items. All the top brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc pen, Rolex and Armani are to be found there.
By afternoon - all the mega-malls are still open (close around 6:00pm) and still with heaps of consumers with a lust for bargains and gifts. If your appetite for shopping has faded for the day or you are simply exhausted, don't worry. There is Centre Point Massage for you to relax and regain your energy. Centre point massage is a spa that provides top class treatments with traditional Thai service and generosity, to make the customer feel relaxed and refreshed. At the spa they offer treatments and services such as Thai, herbal, oil and aromatherapy massage, with the highest professional standards and experience.
In the evening Siam paragon is the ultimate destination in Siam, providing unforgettable evening experiences for everyone, from backpackers to families of all ages. Siam paragon is the newest of mega-malls in and around Siam square, having opened in 2005. It may only have a little over 270 shops to investigate and explore, but offers one of the most colossal of multi-complex cinemas. Expanding with 15 movie screens, the multiplex proudly holds one of the biggest screens and seating capacities in Asia. But the impressiveness of Siam paragon does not stop, it also harbours Siam Ocean World, an underwater aquarium. This underwater world is the largest aquarium in South East Asia, and has hundreds of enchanting and eerie types of species to adore. Siam Ocean World is 10,000 square meters and contains over 5 million litres of water. One of its most exciting attractions is the 4D X-venture theatre, where you can watch innovative movies about the aquatic cosmos. If after all this you are still craving more entertainment and amusement, there are bowling alleys, karaoke rooms and the royal paragon hall, which has a capacity of 5,000 people and holds special exhibitions and concerts.