A recent addition to the Thai Shopping fare, this place is fast gaining prominence amongst travellers as it has both a night bazaar and a mall at the same time. Being situated by the Chao Phraya river, the place promises to awe the visitor by its scenic setting. This once bustling International trade port has been transformed into a shopper’s paradise and houses around 1500 boutique shops and 40 restaurants in a huge replicated warehouse complex. This is unlike any other shopping options of Bangkok as it highly modern and very neatly organised. The timings of this place makes it a favourite haunt of the tourists, it opens at 4 pm and runs until 12 in the midnight. Let us try and savour the flavour of this newly arrived shopper and diner’s den.
The shows, the rides and the cruise: Getting on the Giant wheel aptly named Asiatique Sky is bound to be a spectacular experience. If the 4D shows at YMax and Calypso cabaret featuring lady boys does not enthral you then a cruise in the Chao Phraya river definitely will.
Shopping: The shopping area is very tastefully divided into 4 zones with each zone catering to its special set of audience. These 4 high indulgence zones are namely the Home Décor zone, Souvenir & Handicraft Zone, the Fashion & Accessories zone and the richly famous is the Unique Design zone, home to the ace designers and craftsperson of Thailand.
Dining: There are a whole host of dining options which serves both National as well as International cuisines. The formats here vary from kiosks to franchisee chains to a unique array of bars and restaurants all packed into one. The variety here is bound to overwhelm the avid foodie.
Accessibility: The easiest and fastest way to get amidst the hoopla here is via a boat. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on to the free shuttle at the end of the pier. It only takes ten minutes, and the boat runs until 23:00.