Pratunam Market – is a wholesale market. It’s an open air market. Shops offer wholesale prices when you buy three pieces or more, although buying single pieces is still economical depends on what you buying.
Bargaining is ok, but they won’t go down much anyway – items are already very cheap.
Most of the shop practice this principle: No exchange, no trying on and no refund.
Open: 24 hours (retail shops open from 10:00 – 21:00)
Location: Intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3
This is a picture of The Prantunam Market from a bridge.
PLATINUM FASHION MALL- situated opposite the Pratunum Market. This mall and Chatucak is my favorite place to shop. Platinum Fashion mall has better quality in their products. Price are a little bit higher compared to Chatuchak Market but it’s worth it because quality of stuff is better. The mall is dominated with women apparels, there is (one) floor for men too.
ASIATIQUE, THE RIVERFRONT.
After a whole uncut day of shopping, we decided to have dinner at Asiatique, The Riverfront. It’s a schmaltzy place with a ferris wheel at the pier, many tourists here. There are a few bars around.
I like it there, although there’s nothing much to shop, I did stumble on a store that sells ‘grade A’ quality designer handbags there. Price reflects the quality.
The Asiatique Riverfront is separated in four districts:
The Factory District,
The Waterfront District
The Down Square District
The Chareonkrung District
Opening hours: 5pm to midnight
How to get there: By boat. Take the BTS (skytrain) to Saphan Taksin station. Then walk to the river. There you can get on a free ferry boat to Asiatique The Riverfront – it’s about 15 minutes and you get to enjoy a winsome view of the Chao Phraya river. The boat leaves from the Saphan Taksin station every 15 minutes, starting at 4:30 p.m. and the last boat leaves from the Asiatique pier back to Saphan Thaksin at 11:30 p.m. It’s best to avoid going by taxi, because the road that leads there suffers from clogged traffic jam.
After a whole day walking, our legs started to ache, we decided to have a foot massage, all of us agreed, except for Dinesh, for unknown reasons.
So sad to have his foot massage.