Shopping is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons that millions of tourists come flocking to Bangkok each year. So if you’re also planning to shop till you drop in Bangkok and wondering where in this colourful ‘City of Angels’ is the best place to head over to, Siam Square is the place to be.

Referred to as the “SoHo” or “Shinjuku of Thailand”, Siam Square is your answer to both cheap and high end shopping in Bangkok. Sprawled along Rama 1 Road down to the Chulalongkorn University Campus and from Phayathai Road over to Henri Dunant in Bangkok’s Pathum Wan district, Siam Square is located about 35 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you’re looking for hotels to stay in while shopping in Bangkok, it’s important that you choose a conveniently located hotel so you can travel easily to and fro. Thus, choosing Anantara Bangkok Sathorn will be a good idea as it’s just 25 minutes away from Siam Square and 30 minutes away from Bangkok’s major attraction, the Grand Palace.

Almost every travel guide Bangkok, recommends Siam Square as an ideal shopping destination, for here you get everything, clothing boutiques, dining options that include a Hard Rock Cafe, attractions such as cinemas and Karaoke booths and nightlife as well. Of this seven storey shopping mall, the two bottom floors are all about cheap fashion items, where trendy clothes can be bought for around 100-200 baht per item. Then, the 3rd and 4th floors are where you find boutiques selling Thai and International brands. Other than clothes boutiques you also get a range of electronic, home ware, bookshops and a host of other shops to fill your every shopping need.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+