Fancy some cheap shopping? Welcome to Pratunam. Although arguably nearly all the districts of Bangkok cater for shoppers, Pratunam is well known for its vast wholesale market and a certain shopping mall with floor upon floor of bags, shoes and dresses—enough to make the cheeriest of boyfriends dispirited.
Pratunam Market, located on the corner of Petchaburi ... More>Road and Ratchaprop, is loaded with thousands of stalls selling all manner of goods and clothes while across the road sits Platinum Mall, the previously mentioned Mecca of shopping for women. Men shouldn't despair though, because just a tad further down the road lies Pantip Plaza, an enormous temple of technology with cameras, computers and TVs everywhere. For a change of scene from shopping, head to Pratunam canal stop and catch a ride on Bangkok's unforgettable canal transport system. Prepare to dodge rogue dirty splash water and whizz past huge obstacles in what has to be one of Bangkok's most thrilling experiences.
There are plenty of luxury Pratunam hotels to choose from and the capital's tallest building resides here at 304 metres tall. With a rooftop bar and observatory, the remarkable panoramas across Bangkok are stunning. From your Pratunam hotel, catch the sky train to Victory Monument and head to Saxophone Pub for one of Bangkok's easiest going bars.