The Pratunam Market is located near the Amari Watergate and Indra Regent hotels, and is easily accessible from Ratchaprarop Road. Inside is a maze of small lanes filled with shops offering great bargains on clothes and textiles. The market is very compact, and you may get a bit disoriented. but don't worry...you'll come across everything from discount T-shirts and bootleg brands to beach clothes and formal evening wear while you shop your way back out to the street
This massive wholesale mall is a source for retail shops all around Bangkok, from Khao San Road to Siam Square. You'll find many of the same brands at Chatuchak. Bargain hunters can still pay wholesale prices by purchasing a minimum of three pieces from the same store. If you are lucky you can pay the wholesale price for just two pieces. With more than 1,300 shops, you'll need at least four hours to get through the mall.
The best place to go for any type computer shopping is the multistory Panthip Plaza located on Petchburi Road in Pratunam (not far from The Amari Watergate Hotel). Prices are very cheap. Panthip Plaza is most famous for the huge selection of software available. As well as software, all of the top Hollywood movies are also available on DVD or VCD.
BTS : Siam Station
Shopping complex features some 300 high-fashion brand boutiques, an exotic car gallery, fancy food outlets, an opera house and Siam Ocean World, the regions largest indoor aquarium. Visitors will find luxury brands like Channel and Italy's Dolce and Gabbana in the range of high-end boutiques. Shopping will even find Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and yachts.
MBK (Mah Boon Krong)
BTS : National Stadium Station
MBK is located on the corner of Phayathai and Rama 1 Roads created for those shoppers who wish to experience market-style shopping in an air conditioned atmosphere. MBK has a mind-boggling variety of items at very cheap prices. You will find such items as clothing, handbags, cosmetics. leather goods, electronics, furniture and art in addition to restaurants and food stalls.
BTS : Siam Station
The largest lifestyle shopping complexes in Southeast Asia caters for all tastes with an unrivaled mix of shopping, dining and lifestyle experiences. Along with over 500 Thai and international stores, 50 restaurants, two department stores and two state of the art entertainment complexes.
SabX2 Wanton Noodle
(Bangkok – Pratunam)
Location : From the main road of Phetchburi Road, turn in to Phetchburi Soi 19 and walk about 2 minutes to locate this shop. It’s just situated in a lane beside Shibuya 19 Shopping Mall. Operating hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm. SabX2 is a fairly clean air-conditioned eatery just across the road of the Platinum Mall that serves mainly three items: Wanton Noodle Dry/Soup, Braised Pork Trotter and Braised Pork Intestines. The most popular must-order is the Wanton noodle dry. Our Wanton noodle has no sauce, no gravy and no fried chilli. The ingredient to Sabx2 great tasting noodle is the fragrance of the deep fried pork lard and a little bit of Chye Po (preserved radish). More info
Ganesh Shrine & Trimurti Shrine
In front of Isetan at CentralWorld
Open 24 hours
A very popular shrine often active in the wee hours, the Elephant God Ganesh’s statue is ringed with offerings of fruit and milk, fresh marigold garlands, Thai desserts and black sesame left by artists looking for inspiration and those seeking protection from harm. Trimurti, made up of the three Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, is the God of Love for Thais, and one of Ratchaprasong’s most powerful deities. At all hours of the day, devotees make offerings of nine red incense sticks, fruit, red roses or red candles before praying and seeking favor.
Phra Phrom Shrine
Corner Ploenchit/Rajdamri, next to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
Open 6 am – 11 pm
Ratchaprasong’s most popula and powerful shrine. Phra Phrom is known worldwide for bringing good fortune. To make a wish, offer 12 incense sticks, four candles, four jasmine-marigold garlands or gold leaf. The BTS skywalk makes a lovely, shaded viewing point for its Thai dancing performances. Dress: shirts with sleeves, no shorts or sandals. No admission charge.