For all the shopaholics out there, Pratunam is the place to be! The number one must visit location when you’re in Bangkok and when shopping is your life. Better yet, why not stay in a hotel in Pratunam to make your life easier. Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is the only hotel for you. Staying in a Pratunam hotel like Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam answers for all kinds of trips. Whether it is business or leisure, the hotel suits you all. This hotel is above The Platinum Fashion Mall. It is right in the middle of this world-renowned Bangkok’s fashion and shopping district. What is more convenient than this?
Pratunam is one of Bangkok’s most lively areas. It is famous for its street markets and wholesale fashion factory outlets. There are thousands of bazaars and armies of local vendors in this area. When we speak of fashion and shopping district in Bangkok, Pratunam is one of a few places that will come to everyone’s mind. Thousands of fashion stores are in this major market area. Lots of them sell wholesale at a cheap price when you buy in bulk.
Apart from shopping facilities, there are also local street food stalls and tourist attractions. Main public transport stations are around for your journey. Take a look at all these famous venues, shopping malls, and tourist attractions that Pratunam has to offer:
Pratunam Market kicks off at 5 am. This is the time when most of the locals do their wholesale shopping. There are hundreds of small alleys in this morning market. The vendors sell t-shirts, dresses, jackets, jeans, shorts, shoes, pants. They even have accessories and fakes. In this market, haggling is a must. You will get very cheap items of clothing when you buy in bulk.
Platinum Fashion Mall
Opposite of Pratunam market, you will find the Platinum Fashion Mall.
In this famous mall, you will find all kinds of clothing. Also, there are all types of fashion items such as shoes, watches, jewellery, and belts. Many shops also have make-up, souvenirs, luggage and lots more. This shopping is not only for women. They also have a whole floor for men’s shirts, t-shirts, pants, shorts and other items.
Shops here sell clothes and other items for a cheap price. Most of them offer a wholesale discount even when buying 2-3 pieces. The Platinum Fashion Mall is modern and air-conditioned. They also have a huge food court on the sixth floor with a wide choice of local food. Novotel Bangkok Platinum is also on the sixth floor of this shopping mall. This offers shopping lovers the most convenient experience when visiting Bangkok.
The Market is the newest shopping mall in Pratunam. It is air-conditioned and modern. Inside, there are various famous shops and restaurants. You can find many shops, restaurants and bakeries. Lots of them are famous for both Thais and foreigners. These include After You, Tiger Sugar, Taokaenoi, Go-Ang Chicken Rice, Nara Thai Cuisine, etc.
CentralWorld Shopping Center
CentralWorld is a shopping complex in Bangkok. It is the 11th largest shopping complex in the world. It includes a hotel, office tower, and a shopping mall. CentralWorld has hundreds of world-famous restaurants and shops for you to choose from. This shopping mall is a few minutes walk from the hotel. You can walk there through a sky walkway (R-Walk). This will only take you a few minutes.
Talad Neon Night Market
It is one of the famous night markets in Bangkok. Talad Neon is a pop-up market style. It sells a collection of fashion and souvenirs. There are also local food stalls, food vendors and outdoor bars. This night market is famous for foreigners. You can find a lot of tourists dining and buying souvenirs there.
This shopping mall is famous for selling electronic devices and computers. You can find cheap software and DVDs. It is also a good place to look for gadgets, digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.
Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Square, MBK
About ten minutes walk from Pratunam, you will find one of the most famous shopping zones. Siam area has several types of malls to answer to all kinds of shoppers. The world-famous Siam Paragon is famous for its luxury brand-name shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, Siam Center and Siam Square are for teenagers to hang out and do some shopping. While MBK is famous for souvenirs, mobile, and clothing.
What to Eat
There are several local street food vendors in this area. One of them includes the famous Michelin guide Pratunam chicken rice
. Also, you can find local food vendors on the street around Pratunam. They offer many styles of food such as E-Sarn style and seafood buffet.
If you plan to visit places that are further away, do not worry. There are two BTS Skytrain stations near the Pratunam area. Chidlom and Siam stations are minutes away. You can go there through the sky walkway R-Walk. Makkasan Station Airport Rail Link is also ten-minute away walk from Pratunam. Pratunam Pier is right in the middle of the Pratunam area. It is the opposite of Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam.
Things to enjoy in the hotel:
– Children’s club with play area and video games