If you're interested in the more tacky and touristic side of retail, head to Khao San Road and haggle for cheap souvenirs, t-shirts and secondhand books. But for some true Bangkok glamour, head to the shopping mall Siam Paragon, dubbed the 'jewel of Asia'. Spanning six levels, the centre is home to designer boutiques such as Gucci, Prada and Versace, as well as the most up-to-date in audiovisual and electronic goods. Kids will also love visiting the centre for Siam Ocean World, a 10,000 square-meter aquarium located in the basement. And when you need to rest those tired legs, find your way down to the food hall which is known to be one of the best in Bangkok.
CentralWorld is not just a mega-shopping complex featuring flagshop brands like Zara and Miss Sixty, it also houses an ice skating rink and the 'Genius Planet Zone', a supervised kids' learning centre. Another mall not to be missed is MBK, where you can explore endless winding corridors and jam-packed stalls. With shops full of everything from electronics to ornaments to clothes, you'll be sure to find a bargain.
With so many places to blow your baht, Bangkok is truly a shopper's paradise.
Bangkok Airport (BKK)
Flights from Australia to Bangkok will disembark at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (BKK) is the third busiest airport in Asia and the main hub for four different Thai airlines. The airport boasts the world's tallest control tower and third largest single-building terminal. All arrivals and departures, both international and domestic, are handled within the one very large building.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Book your Bangkok Airport accommodation.
Getting to Bangkok
There are many airlines that offer flights to Bangkok from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne take around nine hours. There are also flights from Sydney or Melbourne that include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. Direct flights from Perth take around seven hours.
Airlines that fly to Bangkok
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Bangkok from Australia include: