The CentralWorld mega-shopping complex in Bangkok offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in the Thai capital. It has everything from brand name clothing boutiques, funky fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, gourmet eateries and even an ice-skating rink. With so many tantalising options to explore, you could easily spend half a day here.
It will come as no surprise to anyone who's experienced the incredible size of CentralWorld that this is, in fact, one of the largest malls in Thailand.
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Overview of CentralWorld
CentralWorld offers some 550,000 square metres of retail space and area size of 830,000 square metres – that’s 30% larger than most other shopping centres in central Bangkok. Its range of offerings encompasses more than 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas, the Kids' Zone and Learning Centre (Genius Planet Zone) and 2 anchor department stores. You can also find a trendy food court, an expansive supermarket and an outdoor square for large-scale events like Bangkok's official New Year countdown party.
The location is right in the heart of Chidlom, an area in Bangkok known for its many malls, with direct Skytrain (BTS) access and home to the 2 famous shrines, Erawan Shrine and Trimurti Shrine.
The shopping street concept – in a mall
CentralWorld's retail layout is influenced by the shopping street concept, allowing shoppers to spec several storefronts at a glance, while its overall design has placed a lot of emphasis on natural light (daylight) that filters through the many skylights and open wells. Spectacular sculptures by famous artists are used as decoration features, and a glass mobile consisting of 3,500 glass balls hanging in an open well has had the crowds in awe.
Specialised anchor 'mega-stores' – measuring between 2,000 and 8,200 square metres – include SuperSports, PowerBuy, B2S, Central Food Hall, SB Furniture and Toys 'R' Us. The department store Zen spans 7 floors, while Zen World on 13 floors offer a fitness centre, spa, yoga, beauty centre, as well as an educational and tourist promotion centre. Among the 500 world-class stores count 35 flagship brands like Zara, Miss Sixty and Timberland, together with 36 'first stores' – the likes of the Japanese brand Uniqlo and the English brand Next.
Brands found on Level 1 of CentralWorld include big brands like Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Fred Perry, Charles & Keith and Calvin Klein. On Level 2 there’s male and female fashion and accessories with names like Mango, Guess, Lacoste, The Body Shop and Zara. Up on Level 3, you’ll find young fashion and lifestyle brands like G 2000, Karma Kamet, Guitar Avenue, GAP and The North Face.
Communications and banking are found on Level 4, while Level 5 features beauty clinics and home furnishings. On Level 6 there are restaurants and franchises like Cold Stone, KFC and Yoshinoya, as well as children’s shops and bookstores like Asia Books and Mothercare.
Much more than a shopping mall, CentralWorld also caters to the lifestyles of young urbanites, families and teens. Entertainment and more dining can be found on Level 7 with the Central Food Hall and the 15-screen SF World Cinema. It's also home to The Rink, an open ice skating rink.
Good news for parents is the Genius Planet Zone (kids' zone and learning centre) and Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park), where specialised supervision is provided in an 'edutainment' environment. Go right ahead, here you can drop the kids off with a clear conscience that they will have fun and their minds stimulated while you're getting a good old-fashioned dose of retail therapy.
Best Hotel Nearby - Connected to CentralWorld
Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Centara Grand at CentralWorld is a 505 room five star hotel that is located within one of the largest shopping malls in Asia.If youre coming to Bangkok to shop then there really isnt a better option, just walk through the door and you will find 500 shops over 7 floors with a range of international and Thai brands as well as a cinema and kids edutainment zone.Add to that the proximity to Siam Square, Siam Center, MBK and Siam Paragon a€“ it really is a shopaholics dream.The hotel is also connected via a covered walkway to the sky train at Chit Lom, the walk there will take around ten minutes, taking you past the Erawan Shrine where you might catch a glimpse of traditional Thai dancing as a thanks for good luck. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
- BTS: Chidlom, Siam
- Tel: +66 (0)2 640 7000