ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT IN BANGKOK NIGHT SHOPPING AT THE BAZAAR BY THE RIVER

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Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station this once-bustling international trade port has been transformed, with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Open from 17:00, spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself; you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon, a classic Thai puppets performance. Most Booked Hotels Rating Shangri-la Bangkok 4.6/ 5 Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 4.3/ 5 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok 4.6/ 5 Banyan Tree Bangkok 4.5/ 5 Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn 4.7/ 5 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort 4.6/ 5 Amari Watergate Bangkok 4.3/ 5 Riva Surya Bangkok 4.7/ 5 Mercure Bangkok Siam 4.2/ 5 The Peninsula Bangkok 4.8/ 5 Most Booked Tours Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour Banyan Tree’s Apsara Dinner Cruise Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise Shangri-La Hotel’s Buffet Dinner Cruise Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour Siam Niramit Dinner Show Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour Interested in this tour? Book it here. Muay Thai Live Performance at Asiatique Muay Thai Live Performance at Asiatique Duration 1h 30m+ Free cancellation USD 38 USD 27 per traveler Book The easiest and fastest way to get there is via boat. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier. It only takes ten minutes, and the boat runs until 23:00. Taxis are not recommended as the traffic can be terrible in this area. From the boat you step off onto a long boardwalk which runs for 300 metres that looks romantic once the sun has set. Wide streets run between each warehouse and Asiatique provides retro props for photo opportunities: a reproduction tram car, anchors and a push cart. The decor does feel a little overdone on occasion and not quite in keeping with the designers’ plans to evoke nostalgia for the 1900s but it’s so well planned, clean and spacious that the lack of history doesn’t really matter. Once you enter the hangars, you appreciate the design even more; this is probably the only market in Bangkok where you can find a stall by looking at a map. Asiatique is split into four categories to help you find what you are looking for without too much hassle. The Chareonkrung District is where you will find the majority of the small boutiques (over 1,000 in four warehouses) selling souvenirs, handicrafts, jewellery, and clothing. The little storefronts are attractive, the displays are interesting and there is a wide range on offer too, from fashionable Thai brands to affordable stores selling merchandise similar

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