As you stroll down the lanes of Bangkok, most shoppers experience firsthand a different kind of hustle and bustle while shopping. The vast canvas of Bangkok has more shopping destinations, restaurants and spas then one can count. Yet, the truth is that you can’t have too many shopping malls! Each market, shopping mall, shops and showroom add to the fun and magic of your shopping bag along with the many things that you just had to buy.
Among the many Far East travel destinations, Bangkok is the one that flaunts the culture of shopping at its best. It is a living, breathing and happening city that you just can’t get enough of! Have you visited the Central World Shopping Complex, which is the sixth largest shopping complex in world? For most shoppers, it changes the very perception of what shopping complex should have. A hotel, an office tower, gourmet restaurants and ice -skating rings are lined up along with boutique shops, branded showrooms, high-end gadget shops, designer boutiques, book shops and imported grocery stores. And Bangkok is abounding with many such shopping malls.
Yet, the pinnacle of Bangkok shopping lies in its Chatuchak Weekend market. This is a very popular travel attraction for several Bangkok tour packages for a reason. A word of caution is required, though. Do not enter this crazy, lively marketplace of 35 acres without a map. You will get lost in the many alleys and aisles of wonder. You will be tempted at each corner by a shrewd localite to purchase wood furniture, plants, antiques, books, artworks, pets and clothes, of course.
Don’t be fooled by the consumerist look of this city. It may seem like all you buy on a Bangkok tour package are clothes, gadgets and souvenirs. But, the heart of this city is much deeper. The culture of the city is far more engaging. Bangkok has one of the most engaging art scenes. Singapore is the only other city on the Far East travel itinerary that can boast of a similar art scene. If you want relatively cheaper options like fake antiques and artworks, the local markets are the best. There are some exquisite original paintings and other art works that make your visit to Bangkok gallery worthwhile as well.
This is just a small part of what Bangkok is all about. This city has the most insane food. Every street food dish you can gobble without harming your digestion is a delicacy on to itself. A visit to the club scene can be completely memorable, as well, with the number of amazing cocktail concoctions these bar tender artists create. The ride in Bangkok’s canals and a visit to Wat Kalayanamit are equally enjoyable. Thai spas strewn across the city create the relaxation experience that should rejuvenate your mind and body. The one thing you can be sure of is that you won’t get enough of this exotic culture.