MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), Bangkok

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Feel the buzz of commerce in the capital at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), an enormous shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok. Popular with tourists and locals alike, the entire complex houses around 2,000 businesses offering a variety of products and services. The elevated walkways and throngs of people make this a popular tourist destination even for those not initially interested in purchasing anything. Visit the center to take a photo or two, and browse around to see if anything catches your eye. Use our Bangkok road trip app to visit MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center) on your trip to Bangkok, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited here about 8 years ago. Back then it was smaller and you were able to find bargains. This time it is like an actual mall. We found that things here are more expensive especially electronics...  more »
  • We went to dinner, shopping, not so close to the hotel. I was dumping and dinner after shopping or thought, but anyway, I had many shops. In the end, Tops market was shopping actually is. Jim, Thompson farm dried fruit or nuts, herbal teas, etc bought for souvenirs. Jim Thompson, as well as recommended procurement handout gift because it was putting a lot of souvenirs and other sweets and dried fruit.
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  • I love MBK! It basically has everything, and it will tempt even the most disciplined shopper. Lol. Each level is a different assortment of stuff - gadgets, clothes, bags, shoes, perfumes, jewelry, and...  more »
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  • Full of lots of merchandise. A great place for last minute shops. Dont let the tailors and the electronic vendors drag you inside. Go in for what you came for, not what they sell you. Lots of shady sales, selling fake jewelry as real, etc. When they see Westerners, they smell money. Good fun and great deals to be had if you haggle a little. Just be careful.
  • Huge, many floors and well stocked shopping center. Has everything you can think of from clothing, electronics, furniture, banks, food, etc. Exercise greatest care with electronics because items look authentic but are fake. If possible, bring a knowledgeable friend with you to verify authenticity. Electronics are not recommended for quick travelers who cannot return an item. Most vendors refuse to refund an item but will upgrade to an alternative, which likely is also fake. Worth a visit just to see the place.
  • Great place during the scorching day hour shopping in Bangkok. The mobile floor is absolutely fantastic. You can get anything and everything. Jailbreak devices. Prices are competitive and you will get an incentive to hop to other Malls in Siam
  • It's huge. Shopping, bargaining, walking and cuisine. Definitely a place to visit. Have options for cloths. Electronic, beauty saloons, restaurant, movie theater, etc. Definitely build for common people. You have to bargain and yes, the quality of products are not great. What I like the most is the option for food court and fine dining. In case if you are looking for take home and prepare food, They have shops that sell the traditional chilli paste spices and ready to make soups. In short, a place worth visiting if you r not into brands
  • My first time to MBK.....and it was fantastic. If you are a person with a limited budget, but yet, want to buy as much as you can, MBK is a must visit for you. The shopping centre opens at 10 AM and it would be suggested you reach there by 10 AM itself as you may not be able to cover the entire shopping mall till 10 PM in the night which is when the shopping complex closes. If possible, use the Metro to reach the National Stadium station and it is a stones throw away from there. I found all the people, I interacted with over there, to be extremely friendly though many of them cannot speak good English. You will be astonished to find so much of stuff inside that it will get difficult to decide what to buy and what not to. Amazing experience and I will definitely go back there when I visit Bangkok the next time.
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