Pratunam District is any shopper’s delight. You could save a lot of money here if you buy in bulk as it happens to be a wholesale market. Pratunam Market boasts of a thousand of fashion stores offering clothing for cheap, if bought in bulk. It is home to the tallest building of Bangkok, the Baiyoke Tower which is 300 meters high and has 88 storeys in it. It is a must visit and one must make it a point to visit top most floor to view the city from the top in its full grandeur. The tower touching the skyline is symbolic of Pratunam’s economic growth. The best way to go shopping in Pratunam is to haggle a great deal and get the best bargains possible. Let us discover what more is there on offer while were here.
Baiyoke Tower: The Baiyoke Tower or the Baiyoke Sky Tower as it is commonly known is the most popular attraction while you were here. It has a public observatory in the 77th floor lending scintillating views of the city’s vista. A rooftop bar and music lounge on the 83rd floor and a 360 degrees revolving roof deck on the 84th floor are also not to be missed. It also houses Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest Hotel in all of Southeast Asia.
Pantip Plaza: It is the most famous Bangkok electronics mall. Any IT buff would find this place a show stealer as it offers computer hardware at budget prices. Though, this place is also fast gaining repute of selling fake software, so one has to really take care. The best place to buy stuff could be the IT city based on the 5th Floor. The shop promises to be a credible place to buy as it has a long established set up.
Platinum Fashion Mall: This could be termed as an indoor version of Chatuchak weekend market. Again make sure to haggle your way out to make the best of bargains. This mall offers the best in fashion clothing and a whole lot more. The mall is easily accessible as it is located within close proximity of Childlom & Ratchachewi BTS skytrain stations.
Hotels: Besides the Baiyoke Sky Hotel located inside the Baiyoke Sky Tower, one can also look at other possible options.
Novotel Bangkok Platinum: Located inside the Platinum Plaza, the Novotel is becoming popular amongst travellers as well as local traders who come to Pratunam for a day of wholesome shopping.