Climbing high between the central retail areas of Chidlom and Ploenchit, Central Embassy is a striking presence. The fashionable location has long been the epicentre of the Bangkok urbanite shopping scene and the crowd here is a mixture of trendy Bangkokians and Asian lifestyle tourists who are increasingly choosing Bangkok as their preferred destination for shopping and holidaying. The key to this popularity is the eclectic mix of lifestyle and shopping that the dynamic Central Group have now Perfected with this game-changing new addition to Bangkok skyline.
Roughly one third of the retail space is taken up by international brands, some of them opening stores in Thailand for the first time. The front windows are paved with aluminum shields that stand two stories high and stretch for 400 metres, the fluid shape of the facade makes this revolutionary building stand out on one of Bangkok’s most stunning streets. You can access Central Embassy from either Ploenchit or Chidlom BTS Skytrain stations and there’s a skywalk that connects to Central Chidlom.
Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2650 3600
See the latest designer ranges and merchandise before any other retail outlet, even the advertising and storefront presentations are unveiled here before anywhere else. The commitment Siam Center, Ideaopolis has made to uniqueness and artistic originality has resulted in world class brands working with Thai designers to make this experience unique at every level. This is the most revolutionary approach to global retail development that Thailand has ever seen.
Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 1000
Terminal 21 is an indoor urban marketplace where each floor has been designed to match the shopping experience and aesthetics of a variety of cities around the world. The San Francisco pier has been recreated complete with a Tram coffee shop, London’s Carnaby Street is set around a life size double decker red bus, an Istanbul bazaar, Tokyo tech stores and several other famous cities. A sweeping, convex, floor to seven story high ceiling window covers the entrance to the mall from the BTS skytrain and MRT metro stations.
Enter at the Milan level and take the super-long elevator up four floors and get an eyeful of what each city has in store for you. The shops have a market place buzz and you won’t see many brand names on the upper floors, the facade of many of the shops are the same to create a sensation of being on an actual street. The hanging lamps and winding maze of small shops add to this feeling.
Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), North Klongtoei, Wattana, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2108 0888