Central Chidlom

Located in the heart of Bangkok’s famous shopping district, Central Chidlom is one of the only malls dedicated solely to shopping. Unlike other malls in Siam and Sukhumvit, Central Chidlom doesn’t have any cinemas or major entertainment facilities to distract you from bagging a bargain. Offering seven storeys of shopping heaven, this flagship store of the famous Central Department Store chain is conveniently located right on the doorstep of the Skytrain, offering easy access from downtown. However, to be even closer to all the shopping action you can stay at the nearby Pathumwan Princess Hotel or Renaissance Bangkok Hotel, both within walking distance of the mall.

Constantly undergoing renovations, Central Chidlom prides itself on keeping up to date with all the latest lifestyle trends and is dedicated to modern, urban style. Enjoying a straightforward layout, shopping is made easy and the mall offers a practical approach to its reputation as a one-stop shop. Rather than embracing the ‘bigger is better’ concept that makes larger malls such a hassle to conquer, Central Chidlom is ideal for those with something specific in mind. Easy to navigate, shoppers won’t be distracted by an overwhelming amount of stores. That being said, you’re certainly spoiled for choice here with three whole floors dedicated to men’s and women’s fashion.

The place to spoil yourself from head to toe, Central Chidlom offers everything from books, toys, technology, travel and home décor to beauty products, handbags, shoes, accessories and clothing. However, Westerners should keep in mind the size discrepancy between some retailers which can sometimes be rather comical. Whether you wish to enjoy a long, leisurely lunch or are just after some light refreshments and a place to rest your feet, the mall also offers a great range of dining options including cafes, standalone eateries such as MOS Burger and the innovative Central Food Loft on the seventh floor.