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“Its Narrow, hot, crowded, hectic and chaotic” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pratunam Center

Pratunam Center
Phetchaburi Road, Pratunam, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand
0 2309 8888
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Ranked #66 of 228 shopping in Bangkok
Type: Shops
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“Its Narrow, hot, crowded, hectic and chaotic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Walked over from platinum mall, this place is narrow, hectic, crowded, hot and chaotic.

Didnt shop as I was constantly brush aside, pushed and avoiding cars, and push carts. Left as fast as i get in.

For a shopaholic like my wife, she did stop to look around but left due to the crowd and constant watch over her bags.

Come here only when you are prepared, wear light cloths and to expect that it is narrower, crowded and more hectic than chatuchak. Prefer the comfort of platinum mall even if it means that we have to pay more.

Visited December 2012
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“Less classy than MBK, great deals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place is a step down from the classiness of MBK however you're likely to get as good if not better of a deal here. A huge swap market that was fun to see!

Visited December 2012
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“A mixed store with many empty stalls but if you want wholesale silver, go to the basement.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is not for everyone and similar stalls to the ground floor stalls can be found all over Bangkok. If, however, you are interested in 925 Sterling silver, amber, beads, necklaces and jewellery, then this is the place to be. Most shops will sell retail as well as wholesale and it is more convenient than New Road, close to River City.

The place is poorly laid out and it is easy to miss some shops and pass others many times. You will find what you want by 'hit and miss' methods of just strolling around. The stall numbering doesn't seem to follow any logic to the casual visitor. Persistence though is well rewarded if you are a genuine buyer. The price of silver always seems to be rising, so your holiday purchases could be a good investment too! There are many types of dealers and there is even a chemist down there!
Whatever time of year you visit, it is worth bearing in mind gifts for birthdays and Christmas and buying something just a little different and unexpected for friends and family.

Don't give up within ten minutes, do persist and if the bug gets you, there is a great bank on the outside of the building.

Visited December 2012
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“A cacophony of people, shopping, eating...an adventure !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Some like it, some hate it,..some don't even know it. But Pratunam Center hold a special place in many avid shoppers in the know...it's a bargain buy heaven...from the multitude of cuisines from street food to higher end dining option...you are spoilt for choice. There's a great clean, spick & span Platinum Fashion Mall just across the main Phetchaburi road, human "mayhem" shopping At Pratunam Market (also night market), high altitude dining at Baiyoke Sky 78th flr,...and that's just the beginning...great traditional massage parlours soothing tired feets and stressed bodies, travellers bags, shoes, clothes,...I could go on more...but rather leave the fun part to the visitor to Pratunam Center...explore, discover,enjoy. If you want modern, classy higher end shopping...then visit Siam Paragon or CentralWorld a short distance away.
At Pratunam center, expect an adventure.

Visited December 2012
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“Waste of time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

An absolute waste of time. Do not recommed especially in humid climate of Bangkok and prices are not much different. I would recommed Indra mall or MBK instead, they are indoor and air conditioned.

Visited November 2012
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