Central Embassy

Central Embassy Bangkok is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel set to open soon. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy ‚ hence the name ‚ this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital‚s status even further as one of the world‚s leading shopping destinations.

Located in the heart of Bangkok’s retail district near Siam, this huge shopping centre stands out from the rest of the gauntlet of megamalls with its futuristic design as well as impressive, minimalist white interior, allowing all the big-name stores really stand out. Central Embassy Bangkok can be directly accessed from either Ploenchit or Chid Lom BTS Skytrain stations.

First of all, the pristine array of designer stores that greet you as you enter, such as Gucci, Prada, Versace, Chanel, and Givenchy, all quickly help you realize that this is no ordinary Bangkok shopping mall. Here, you won‚t have to rummage through piles of unfolded clothes or compete with other bargain-hungry shoppers at everything-must-go sales.

Venture up to levels one and two and the exclusivity continues, with an impressive Vivienne Westwood store, Paul Smith and Michael Kors – for the handbag lovers. As you make your ascent on one of the store‚s numerous escalators, you‚ll find that prices do drop a little, with the some of the more common high-street names like Fred Perry, Oakley, Lacoste and Zara also getting in on the action.

The place is huge too. Each of the six main shopping floors boast wide open concourses meaning that even when it gets busy, the overall environment doesn‚t seem too hectic or overwhelming. As well as being Bangkok‚s most luxurious mall, this may just be the city‚s most convenient one too. There are direct links between both Phloen Chit and Chit Lom BTS (sky train stations and the adjacent Central Chidlom shopping mall – Central Embassy‚s older, cheaper brother ‚ can be accessed directly from level two.