A Visit to Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok

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:

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AsiatiqueThe area is divided into ‘Warehouses’, there’s a particular area for handicrafts, clothes, restaurants etc.

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AsiatiqueCabaret-style Show

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AsiatiqueYes, Asiatique is a dog friendly place!

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AsiatiqueMassive! I think it’s even bigger than a car!

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A Visit to Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok

AsiatiqueFully functional Tram

AsiatiqueA 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.

Have you been to Asiatique The Riverfront? Feel free to share your tips and recommendations!

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