The Harbour Market , Asiatique By Prachanart Viriyaraks [CC BY 2.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons

Even though there may not be colossal shopping malls, shopping in Bangkok Riverside is a wonderful experience. There are many shops and markets in the area that sell things which uniquely represent Thai culture.

Thailand is famous for its hospitality industry boasting exclusive hotel brands the likes of Minor Hotels and many others. The country is also well known as a shopping paradise offering an unbelievable range of goods that are both native and global.

Bangkok in particular can be considered as a shopping haven where you can buy most products at amazingly cheaper prices than anywhere else. The capital of Thailand offers diverse shopping experiences across the city and Riverside is one of those places where you can buy things that are exclusively Thai. Thai arts and crafts, amulets, flowers, antiquities, elegant statues and paintings are among those that are available at the Riverside shopping area.

Some of the famous shopping complexes you can visit at the Riverside include the Rivercity, OP Place, Asiatique and Robinson Bangrak. The Flower Market, Amulet Market, Saphan Phut Night Market and Ta Tian Market are outdoor treats to visit, especially when it comes to buying diverse native goods.

The best thing about these markets is that unlike the shopping complexes you can bargain and buy valuable items at reasonable prices you would want to take back home as souvenirs. River City shopping mall overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Chao Phraya River. The mall is a haven for the antique lovers where high quality collectables and antiques are on offer.

OP Place is more like a museum or art gallery than a shopping arcade. Most of its boutiques display spectacular pieces of art where you would end up spending much of your time if you are an art lover. If you want to experience both a shopping mall and a night bazaar in one place, visit Asiatique. There are more than 1,500 boutiques as well as over 40 restaurants in this amazing place.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+