Bangkok has earned a famous reputation for being one of the finest places to shop in Asia.
Bangkok is famous for its markets. However, not all of the city's markets are hot and humid places, like Chatuchak Weekend Market and Pratunam. There are also more sophisticated night bazaars by the river, including Asiatique The Riverfront. The city's other well-known markets include Patpong Night Market, Taling Chan Market, Damnoen Saduak, Pahurat Textile Market, Bai Yoke, Bo-bae Market, Pak Khlong Talat and Klong Toey.
Furthermore, Bangkok is home to the Central World Shopping Complex, the shopping mall in Southeast Asia. Some of the luxurious upmarket shopping centres in Bangkok also include Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, MBK Shopping Centre, Siam Centre Bangkok, Amarin Plaza Bangkok, Gaysorn Bangkok, Siam Discovery, Erawan Bangkok, All Seasons Place, Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok and much more.
The nearby shopping mall to Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is ICONSIAM. It is a new mall in town, featuring luxurious and brand name shops. It is located on the opposite of the Chao Phraya River with an easy access from Sathorn Pier by public boat.