"I Love to eat There!" Siam Paragon Tip by machomikemd
Siam Paragon, Bangkok: 30 reviews and 59 photos
This will be my siam paragon shopping tips. I will have a different things to do and dining tips for it and at the huge food hall in the ground floor.
Siam Paragon is an upscale shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia. Opened on December 9, 2005, it includes a wide range of stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theater (consisted of 15 large size theaters with one of the them having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia) and the Siam Ocean World aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia) and an exhibition hall and also an opera concert hall. It also has a large bowling alley and karaoke center. It is a joint venture by Siam Piwat, the company that owns the adjacent Siam Center/Siam Discovery shopping malls, and The Mall Group, which also owns The Emporium.
Ground Floor : Gourmet Market. Actually the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon is what must be the largest supermarket in Thailand, about the size of a standard soccer field. It indeed has a lot of gourmet foods for sale, beside regular supermarket goods.
The bakery at Gourmet Market (operating under the name Le Boulanger) unexplicably is way below par (unless you like orange or pink colored sandwich bread). So if you buy an expensive salad (see below), you are advised to buy your rolls somewhere else.
A useful comparison is the salad bar which most supermarkets in Bangkok feature. Foodland sells at 7 baht/100 grams of salad, Tops Supermarket sells at 12 baht/100 grams and the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon charges a whopping 25 baht/100 grams. Of course, with higher prices come somewhat more exotic fruits and vegetables to choose from.
MF (Mezzanine Floor?) : Beauty Hall
First Floor : Fashion Venue - The Lingrie Salon
Second Floor : Paragon Men - Sports Mall Global
Third Floor : Read & Write - Paragon Kids
Fourth Floor : Power Mall Ultra - Paragon Living
What to buy: The Paragon Department Store comprises 50,000 square meters. Another 40,000 square meters are devoted to retail shops selling luxury brand apparel, jewellery, electronics, musical instruments, audio equipment, sporting goods and exotic supercars, as well as a Kinokuniya book store. Some of the most renowned boutiques found in Siam Paragon include Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, Kenzo, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Chloè, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The 25,000-square-meter Paragon Cineplex comprises a 14-screen multiplex movie theater as well as an IMAX theater and the Siam Pavali, a 1,200-seat theater suitable for theatrical and musical performances.
Siam Ocean World, the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia, bigger than atoll reef in Singapore, is located inside. The entrance fee to the aquarium for children is 280 baht and 450 baht for adults.
The Gourmet Market is an 8,000 square meter grocery store on the lower level of the shopping center. It is adjacent to a food court area that has a wide range of restaurants and food stalls and this is MY FAVORITE PLACE in SIAM Paragon as you can buy food using Magnetic Swipe Cards which you load with credits at a counter and buy clean but cheap thai and international food for as little as 25 baht for different thai noodles and up to 150 for rice dishes, my favorite was cha yen (Thai Iced Tea), Khao niaw Ma Muang (Mango with Sticky Rice) for 60 Baht since it is Similar to "Puto Maya", (filipino version of mango with sticky rice). Off Course Philippine Carabao Mangoes are Sweeter! (as certified by the guiness book of world records)
What to pay: Very expensive to shop here! much like sak's 5th avenue or bloomingdales or neiman marcus, just buy souvenirs at chatuchak do the budget culinary tripping here!
Shopping Tip: For 5% discount on most purchases, you can apply for a Tourist Discount Card at the information desk on the ground level.
Address: 991/1 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan
Directions: BTS Central Station.An elevated walkway beneath the Bangkok Skytrain tracks links Siam Paragon to the Ratchaprasong intersection, where Central World Plaza, Gaysorn and several other shopping malls and hotels are located
Phone: (02) 610-9000
Theme: Food and Drink
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