WORLD CLASS Shopping Mall In Bangkok
IconSiam is a massive luxury mall in Bangkok, Thailand right on the Chao Praya River where you’ll be able to find anything and everything you can think of. It’s super clean, super modern, and its architecture and design is an attraction in its own right.
What type of shopping mall near where you live has a food court that looks anything like this? This is a crazy thing about Bangkok. You got the old style street food carts and this sort of thing and then you have the craziest ultra modern shopping malls that you could think of. This place is the ICONSIAM right on the riverfront and it is absolutely crazy I won’t even begin to tell you everything that’s in here, I’ll just show you a little sampling of what you’d find if you visit this place.
Please keep on walking Haelee, please keep on walking! Cartier, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana keep on walking Haelee!!
I figured I’d finish the tour of ICONSIAM by bringing you here, to one of Asia’s biggest Starbucks coffee shops where I’m enjoying cafe amazon. No way I’m spending the ducats to get a Starbucks, I’m actually gonna go back across the river and I and Haelee are going to find lunch for half the price of a latte in the neighborhood right next to the Shangri-La.
Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.