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Visit some of the city’s lesser-known attractions that are as equally exciting
The capital of Thailand has always served as an ideal destination for quick getaways and long-haul vacations by our countrymen. Because with a flight time that takes as long as a polyclinic queue, who can blame them?
But being a well-seasoned Bangkok-trotter comes with its own first-world problems. Platinum Mall is starting to bore out your wit’s end, or perhaps you don’t feel as stimulated after the 100th massage at Healthland. To put it simply, Bangkok is starting to become a bit of a humdrum and you’re itching to ignite that very same spark on your first visit to the Land Of Smiles.
Fret not as we compiled a list of places that are, sort of, off the beaten path to get you obsessed with Bangkok all over again:
1. Pratunam Market, the other shopping heaven in Bangkok
Prepare your Baht, because you are definitely going to shop till you drop in the Pratunam Market! This major wholesaler market sells everything you can think of from Platinum Mall – clothes, shoes, accessories, you name it, they have it!
Shopping tip: Buy items in threes or more to enjoy wholesale prices! Also, be bold to haggle! They are more likely to give in compared to the vendors in Platinum Mall.
Do note trying on the items, or refunding them is not a norm.
Location: 869/15 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: Market opens for 24 hours.
Retailers open from 10am to 9pm daily