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thaigoji
08-01-2006, 07:39 AM
Pathum Wan is best known for its shopping centers. Siam Center is the oldest one in the area. Opened in 1973, it is now flanked by Siam Discovery Center and Siam Paragon (opened December 2005).

One of the most crowded and popular to both local people and tourists is MBK Center (also known as Mah Boon Krong). It is packed with shops offering fashion items, mobile phones and souvenirs. A covered, air-conditioned pedestrian bridge over Phaya Thai Road connects to a congested sister shopping center, the Bonanza Mall, which mostly sells inexpensive clothing and fashion accessories.

Siam Square, unlike others, is a shopping area consists of a block of buildings and lots of small roads full of shops, attracting mostly teenagers. There are three cinemas in Siam Square, built in the 1970s and run by the Apex chain: the Scala and Siam theaters offer a single, big screen; the Lido is a small multi-plex with three screens. Besides shops, many exam preparation schools are found in Siam Square. So the area is full of students during evening and weekends.

Suan Lum Night Bazaar, at the intersection of Wireless and Rama IV roads, is located in a large plot of land that used to be a military school. It is an outdoor shopping area open nightly focusing on clothes and souvenirs. Some pet shops can be found there. There are a few restaurants, a food center, and an outdoor beer garden with retractable roof with live music performances. A unique traditional Thai puppet theatre named Joe Louis Theatre is also inside the bazaar providing nighty shows.

Other notable shopping centers in Pathum Wan include Central World Plaza (formerly known as World Trade Center), Big C Ratchadamri, Narayana Phan, Sogo Department Store, Gaysorn Plaza, and Central Chit Lom.

bennyong
08-20-2006, 12:29 AM
Originally known as the World Trade Center, this is Bangkok's largest downtown mall, containing many trendy shops and is where Bangkok's most stylish youths can be found. The flagship department stores are Zen and Isetan, but the core is a labyrinth of shops, restaurants and entertainment, including cinemas and an ice-skating rink. Located on the seventh floor is the Thailand Duty Free Shop, which is the only government-operated, downtown duty-free shop in the country. Step into the World Trade Center in the morning and you will not see the sun for the rest of the day!
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This huge mall was called the World Trade Center until a few years ago, and doubtless many taxi drivers will still call it that. It changed its name in 2003 to Central World Plaza, following a change of ownership. Now, the mall has been remodelled and undergone another name change, this time the name has been shortened to CentralWorld. The name comes from the parent group - the Central Group that run the chain of Central Department stores and are the local partner in the Big C hypermarket chain, and they have plans to add a hotel to the mall in the near future. There is an excellent department store - Isetan - within the complex. There are also cinemas and a food court, 2 good bookshops - Asia Books and Kinokuniya, and in peak season (December to February) a beer garden is set up outside. If you need a western fast-food fix there is also plenty to choose from here. It's particularly handy for the Indra Regent, Amari Watergate and Baiyoke Sky hotels, all of which are a short walk to the north. If there aren't enough shops for you in the centre itself - just cross the road (via the footbridge) and you'll find a huge Big C, the upmarket Gaysorn Plaza, and several other shopping opportunties... If that hasn't got you all shopped out there's also a new walkway under the Skytrain line which will take you right to the doors of the Siam Center and the new Siam Paragon mall.

Source : http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2768488-world_trade_center_bangkok-i
www.virtualtourist.com/.../Bangkok-1445238/Shopping-Bangkok-Central_World_Plaza_former_WTC-BR-1.html

GojiAsiapacific
08-20-2006, 12:50 AM
Central World Plaza Hotel, Bangkok Thailand

Status: construction
Construction Dates
Started: 2004
Finished: 2006
Floor Count: 57
Basement Floors: 4

Building Uses
hotel
Structural Types
highrise
Architectural Style
modern
Materials
concrete
glass
steel

Heights Value Source / Comments

Spire 235.0 m Roof 189.0 m
Source : www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=29022
Questions : Comparing with other Skyscrape in Thailand, which tallest ranking no.it is?

Arjeet
01-18-2014, 08:33 AM
The district is bounded by six other districts: Ratchathewi, Watthana, Khlong Toei, Sathon, Bang Rak, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, and Dusit. Pathum Wan or Pathumwan is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. It is packed with shops offering fashion items, mobile phones and souvenirs.


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Herry
06-03-2016, 11:13 AM
All of the have shared here truly nice information about Pathumwan. Pathumwan is a new name for me, I have never been at there in my life till yet but like to make a visit at there and so sure about that it will be really good and nice for me to try anything like this for sure.