Beyond the awesome culture, beautiful temples and mouth-watering food Bangkok has to offer, Bangkok has always been well-known as one of the top shopping destinations in Southeast Asia. From bargain and bulk finds as what I have experienced during my trip to the Chatuchak Weekend Market (Shop Till You Drop in Chatuchak), shopaholics will also get to see great finds, from artsy and indie to the luxurious, in big malls like MBK, Siam Square and the likes. One of the malls that me and my friends went to struck me as one mall with a unique concept. Let me share my experience at Terminal 21.
Terminal 21 is located at Sukhumvit Road between Soi 19 and 21 and is accessible via Sukhumvit MRT station and Asok BTS station. Unlike other malls, Terminal 21 is known for its cutting-edge concept of bringing several world-famous cities under one roof.
Terminal 21 has 9 floors housing around 600 shops, a cinema, supermarket and a food court. Each floor has a theme which features one world city.
The basement floor takes you to the Carribbean islands and is where you will find a gourmet supermarket, market-style food vendors and take away food outlets.
One floor up to the ground floor takes you to the city of Rome where you will find international brands like Nike, Kipling, Levi’s, Adidas and more.
Up the Mezzanine floor is like walking the streets of Champs-Élysées in Paris. More international brands are located here. FYI, it is also a must to go to each floors’ restrooms since they are also Instagrammable. The restrooms also matches the floor’s theme so get ready to take those restroom selfies!
One level up and you will see your self walking the maze of shops and see all things kawaii like in the city of Tokyo. You will mostly see women’s fashion and accessories from independent labels.
Shopping for your brother/boyfriend/husband/dad? Go up to 2nd level and saunter down London’s Carnaby St. and you will surely find fashionable threads and other accessories for the boys in your life.
If you are up to buying unique collection of accessories, eclectic fashion and home ornaments and beauty products, bag bargain finds in an Instanbul zouk at the 3rd floor.
For sure, after hours of shopping, you have to fill and satisfy your hungry tummy! going up the 4th floor will take you to the City of San Francisco where restaurants and the food court is located.
Up on the 5th floor is where the cinema is located. Me and my friends rested our tired feet and decided to catch “The Martian” when we were there. Of course, just like on the other floors, the 5th floor also features one city and is is just apt to have Hollywood as their featured city.
This day at the mall concludes our 5-day stay in Bangkok. Later that night when we arrived at our hotel, we packed our bags and got a good night’s rest as we prepared to go and cross the border to Cambodia.
I will be posting my Cambodian adventures real soon. For the meantime, feel free to show some love on my Bangkok adventures. Feel free to comment and also share your own experiences.