I'll be staying at the Garnd Diamond Hotel in Bangkok - nearest shopping center to the hotel?
What's the closest shopping center to the hotel where I'll be staying? Siam Paragon? MBK? Central world Plaza? Also, I saw a picture of a mcdonalds statue with praying hands, where can I find it as I wanrt to take a picture with it. Can I find it in a lot of mcdonalds chains in bangkok? Can you also give me shopping tips? places where i can buy the cheapest stuff? thanks a lot!!!! the one who replies with the most details will be chosen as best answer....
City: Bangkok Metropolis
Province: Krung Thep
You are closest to the ( 5 minute walk ), Central World Plaza and the markets of Pratunam. The nearest skytrain stations are Rajthavee or Ploenchit.
You are close to most things as you are in the centre of the business district. Close to taxi meters and sky train.
MBK is really cheap for most things, you can bargin as well.
As for the statue with the praying hands, I think? all of them in Thailand Wai?
McDonalds you find in almost all of these malls, mostly on the upper floors close to the Food Courts. MBK has the best prices (don't forget to bargain), however beware of fakes (gold, mobile phones, electronic stuff).
At present (until mid August) there is a photo show just outside Cental Plaza showing pictures of the ocean by a well-known French(?) photographer (sorry, have forgotten the name), very worthwhile to look at, it's free!
Shop, but not until you drop!
OK, but if you want to go to a real shopping complex, go to Central World, Central Chitlom, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, MBK. Don't be panic, all of them are nieghbors. (the price is not that attractive, almost the same as in other countries, however, there's a "Shop Marathon festival" until Sunday 19, all shops give you 50-80% discount ^^)
Oh! by the way, McDonalds are all around. No worries, Some shopping mall even have more than one outlets eg. MBK (you'll find THREE in there.) & if you want to take photos with McDonalds praying, I'm sure he's on Kaosan Road (foreigner's area). but I don't know if there's another one in any other area.
I hope this helps, good luck & have a good time in BKK.
You've chosen a very good spot to stay because in every direction of your hotel you find a shopping mall.
Eventually you may fancy an evening shopping at LUMPINI
NIGHT BAZAR from 6 pm onwards. Weekend market at CHATUCHAK
(Terminal). As for McDo's (KFC and many others to name)
you'll find them averywhere you just are ;-)))
Central World Plaza is also nearby.The Macdonalds statue with praying hands can be found at the 2nd floor at central World Plaza Macdonalds.You can try to go to the weekend market for cheap items too.3 items and above are consider wholesale.Try to bargain.siam Paragon ,Central World is the high end shopping.U can try shoppiong at Bobay too which is nearby MBK.It's also a wholesale Mall.Big C supermarket which is oppsite central world Plaza is also cheap for items like shoes and clothes.Buying Bras in Bangkok is the cheapest.Get it from places like Isetan will do too.Get the Tourist discount from the information counter.can have 5% discount.From Paragon,U can also get the Tourist discount card from the information desk.
But would suggest you to go shopping at the wholesale mall first then to proceed to MBK.Things are still cheaper at the wholesale mall than at MBK.If u need IT stuffs,next to the left side of the Hotel is the IT mall.Cheap computer stuffs can be found there.On the right is the wholesale mall.Hope u have gotton lots of info on Bangkok shopping!!!
Mc donalds shows the symbol of welcoming, Not praying.
In the below markets you can get cheap items if u buy atleast 3 set every items.
Chatuchak Market (JJ)
Yaowarat or China Town
Sampeng Wholesale Market
Bobae Wholesale Market.
Indra market near bioke tower.
Have a nice trip