If you’re looking for an alternative shopping place to go to aside from the shopping malls in Siam, Silom and Sukhumvit area then you should check out Asiatique The Riverfront. Asiatique used to be a pier that served as the main gateway for the teak wood export business of Bangkok in the early 90s. But now this place is converted into a huge shopping complex.
Asiatique is said to have more than 1,500 shopping stalls that sell a variety of products such as clothes, handicrafts, food, shoes, bags, toys and more. This place also has numerous bars, cafes and restaurants and a huge Ferris Wheel that offers breathtaking view of Bangkok’s Skyline.
The best way to go to Asiatique is to take the BTS and alight at Saphan Taksin station and from there you could take the free ferry to Asiatique.
Here are some pictures of Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok taken on my last visit:
The area is divided into ‘Warehouses’, there’s a particular area for handicrafts, clothes, restaurants etc.
Yes, Asiatique is a dog friendly place!
Massive! I think it’s even bigger than a car!
Fully functional Tram
A Free Map/Guide – You can get it at the Information Kiosk or at various restaurants and cafes in Asiatique
Asiatique reminds me of the now closed Suan Lum Night Bazaar, especially the area where you’ll find the works of young Thai designers. Aside from the usual kind of products that you’ll see almost everywhere in Bangkok, you’ll see a lot of original designs (locally made) here in Asiatique.