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Shopping in Thailand

Night markets, classy boutiques, fascinating little shops packed with antiques and handicrafts, and glitzy mega-malls with every brand name you can imagine! Thailand has it all when it comes to shopping, no matter what you are looking for. And no matter the destinations you visit you will find exciting shopping, whether in the big cities, in the resort towns and on the islands, off the beaten path and in the local communities. Bustling outdoor markets that give you an insight into the Thai way of life. Cool precincts where you can envisage an entire new lifestyle for yourself. Enormous shopping and lifestyle centres where there are playgrounds for the kids and leisure action such as bowling, skating and the cinema. In the markets you can try your skill at bargaining. In the curio stores you can buy intriguing gifts to take home. In the malls you can find everything.

Shopping is one of the great Thailand experiences!! Browse outstanding shopping destinations or find out more on the Go Shopping Thailand website.

Central Embassy

Style is the keynote at this newest of Bangkok's shopping and lifestyle destinations, with world-famous brands and innovative local brands alongside exciting gourmet restaurant concepts in an environment whose architecture and interior design sets a new benchmark for Thailand. Central Embassy is the place for shoppers who understand style and creativity, who have firm ideas on how to indulge their individual tastes, and who revel in the refined pleasures of life.

Location: at the intersection of Sukhumvit and Wireless roads, served by two BTS Skytrain stations, Chidlom and Ploenchit.


This exciting lifestyle destination is the largest shopping venue in Southeast Asia, home to the Zen and Isetan department stores and with over 500 shops and boutiques together with 100 restaurants and bars. There are 15 cinema screens, a Kids' Zone and Learning Centre, the biggest supermarket in Thailand, and the outdoor square for large-scale events. CentralWorld is the perfect setting for product launches, art exhibitions, fashion shows, and entertainment for all.

Location: a short walk from Chidlom and Siam BTS Skytrain stations.


Central Chidlom

One of Bangkok's most established shopping addresses, featuring world-class fashion brands, famous Thai designers, leading cosmetic and beauty products, children's wear, luxury home décor and exotic Thai handicrafts. Central Chidlom also caters for shoppers with a variety of sumptuous international cuisines at FoodLoft, an open-kitchen dining venue located on the top floor as well as a large supermarket with the finest selection of foods and fresh food products for everyone.

Location: at the doorstep of Chidlom BTS Skytrain station.

Central Festival

Featuring a stunning architectural design and with a holiday ambiance that draws upon the resort destination in which it is located, each Central Festival is a complete shopping and lifestyle venue with hundreds of shops including international and Thai brand names, along with retail outlets that are unique to the location. Central Festivals are regarded as being the most complete lifestyle complex in their location, and can be found at key destinations such as Pattaya, Phuket and Samui.

Locations:Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, Hat Yai 


Occupying prime city locations, including two of Bangkok's business districts at Rama IX and Ladprao, and at Chiang Mai Airport, and Udon Thani, each CentralPlaza has a landmark design and is a one-stop destination shopping complex that along with the best names in international brand name shopping offers top Thai brands and locally produced goods such as quality handicrafts. Leading restaurant names and fast-food outlets are also featured, along with entertainment for all ages.

Locations: Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Phitsanulok, Suratthani, Ubonratchathani and Udon Thani

Robinson Department Stores

With over 30 department stores found at convenient locations throughout Thailand's major cities and resort destinations, Robinson Department Stores offer a varied range of products including clothing and fashion, cosmetics, accessories, home ware and sportswear, while selected outlets present a section with grocery and local and imported produce.

Locations: Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Suratthani, Ayutthaya, Udon Thani, Phitsanulok and many more destinations.


Browse our shopping directory below to find outstanding shopping experiences at the destinations where our hotels and resorts are waiting to welcome you.


Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Reasons to visit:

  • Retail therapy at its best at one of Southeast Asia's largest shopping destinations with over 500 shops and boutiques and over 100 restaurants and bars
  • A unique experience at Zen Department Store
  • Brand new dining opportunities at trendy Groove
  • Outstandingly broad price range
  • A short walk from Childlom and Siam BTS Stations
  • Ideal venue for first-class entertainment and events

Central Childlom

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Reasons to visit:

  • One of Bangkok's most established shopping addresses
  • Located at the doorstep of Chidlom BTS station
  • A wide range of brands and retail options on offer, including beauty products, fashions, home décor, and fine foods

Central Embassy

Reasons to visit:

  • Directly connected to Childlom BTS station
  • The newest and most exciting shopping destination in Bangkok
  • Dining options and luxury brands galore

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Reasons to visit:

  • Largest market in the city
  • An exciting atmosphere where you can find anything
  • Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Pratunam Area and The Platinum Fashion Mall

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
Reasons to visit:

  • Lively wholesale shopping mall at Platinum
  • Great for fashion clothing and shoes
  • Bargaining fun

Central Festival Pattaya Beach

Reasons to visit:

  • An oceanfront setting on Pattaya Beach Road
  • A vast selection of hundreds of shops, ranging from both local and international brand name outlets to small stalls selling souvenirs and accessories
  • Dining and entertainment opportunities galore. Al fresco dining overlooking the beach is a must-do
  • All Centara Hotels in Pattaya are located within comfortable travelling distance

Pattaya Floating Market

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya
Reasons to visit:

  • Experience the four regions of Thailand
  • Shopping and shows
  • Good selection of handicrafts

Central Festival Phuket

Reasons to visit:

  • Located near Phuket Town
  • Phuket's main shopping hub
  • A large selection of retail outlets that cannot be found elsewhere on the island


Reasons to visit:

  • Set in the heart of Patong
  • Four different zones each offering a distinctive shopping experience
  • Great entertainment including cinema, indoor children's playground, and even a microbrewery

Central Festival Samui

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Reasons to visit:

  • The most complete shopping and lifestyle destination on the island offering over 200 international and local designer brands
  • Within a few minutes' of Chaweng Beach
  • Themed shopping destination with entertainment and dining opportunities galore

Fisherman's village Bo Phut

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Reasons to visit:

  • A lively and fun atmosphere at Friday night market
  • Great for souvenir shopping
  • Cocktails on the go and tantalising street food

Central Festival Hat Yai

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Hotel Hat Yai
Reasons to visit:

  • Newest shopping destination in Southern Thailand
  • Superb entertainment options, including an ice skating rink, cinemas and a bowling
  • Over 60 dining outlets and dedicated Halal dining options

Central Hat Yai

Reasons to visit:

  • Interconnecting with Centara Hotel Hat Yai
  • Variety that ranges from household goods to electronics to latest fashions, plus great dining

Gim Yong Market

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Hotel Hat Yai
Reasons to visit:

  • Hat Yai's largest and liveliest market
  • Right at the heart of Hat Yai
  • Fantastic array of local delicacies and imported foods from neighbouring Malaysia

Santisuk Market

Nearest Centara Hotel: Centara Hotel Hat Yai
Reasons to visit:

  • Great place for Batik paintings
  • Variety of goods from fruits and dried seafood to clothing, cosmetics and DVDs

Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

Nearest Centara Hotel: Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection
Reasons to visit:

  • Great for a shopping spree before flying back
  • Shuttle bus to and from the airport
  • Offering a collection of over 100 international brand name outlets, along with myriads of authentic products and items from Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Nearest Centara Hotel: Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection
Reasons to visit:

  • Vibrant ambience
  • An undisputable variety of handicraft and exotic souvenirs
  • Dining opportunities galore

Bo Sang Handicraft Centre

Nearest Centara Hotel: Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection
Reasons to visit:

  • Experience creativity and craftsmanship in action
  • Best for a handmade and custom painted umbrella

Warorot Market

Nearest Centara Hotel: Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection
Reasons to visit:

  • Catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle
  • One of Chiang Mai's most bustling markets
  • Adjacent flower market

Central Plaza Udon Thani

Reasons to visit:

  • A complete entertainment, lifestyle and shopping destination
  • Newly renovated
  • Adjacent to Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani