The Old Siam Plaza
The Old Siam Plaza
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HappyDragon0201
Beijing, China1,680 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Only 2 min. Walk from Sam Yot station on MRT blue line.

Inside the mall have nothing much special as other people commented. On the grand floor there are sweet venders, which can buy almost every Thai sweets. 2nd floor have a lot of Thai Silk venders. Also massage places.
This 3 story-high shopping mall does not have any proper restaurants but has food court on 3rd floor. Nowadays most of food courts in the city use prepaid card using service but this food court use paper coupon which is quite retro. Also some locals gather at the part of food court and doing Kataokr there. It was quite interesting to watch them. Still not many tourists having meal there but newly extended MRT line, MRT Sam Yot is near by and have some historical temple such as Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Wat Ratchabopit, Wat Phipphayawari etc as well as I.C.P flower market which is huge wholesale flower market.
Written December 3, 2019
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Pygmy03
Jakarta68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
I always include this place in my itinerary whenever i visit bangkok because this is one of my favourite pkace where i:
1. Buy Thai Silk - more than 50 shops in one floor and no need to haggle hard, a lot of stores put fix price. Average quality, plain 2 ply thai silk (see picture attached) costs me 300 baht/yard or 330/m and price does not vary much from store to store. Good quality ones/ with motives of course will cost more. This is where the locals buy their materials, therefore the price is local price; i don't see many tourist around each time i visit.
2. Buy Thai local desserts, snacks, at ground floor (see picture attached). You can either eat there (there's a couple of bench provided at each ends) or take away to eat at hotel. Average price of food i bought there was 60 baht, and you should try as many variety as you can. For lunch i usually just take KFC at 2nd fl.
3. Have massage - there are a couple of places, the one i had recently was so-so but cheap (200 baht), while the other place i tried last year was good (250-350 baht, can't remember and can't find the place again).
4. Buy cheap blouse/ top (starting from 200 baht), with unique design but mostly for ladies. The stalls are also at ground floor.

So if you're not into any of the above, then this place may not be for you. To get here unfortunately can't do with BTS. If you're staying along the Silom BTS line as i always do (either from chong nonsi or national stadium), it does not cost more than 100 baht. Going back you just flag taxi from the street but they usually refuse to use meter.
Written March 3, 2018
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JPHStVincent
Singapore, Singapore791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Old Siam is aimed at middle class Bangkokians in middle age and above. It doesn't really cater for the younger generation or for tourists, so it will show you another side of Thailand. There are lots of clothes on sale, but aimed at that slice of the market. There is quite a varied selection of shops, almost all local, so a hour or so spent window shopping can be interesting. The building itself is quite interesting. Pre-war, I was told. Refreshment can be obtained in places such as Gateau House and Black Canyon. For me, the real gem is the hall full of stalls selling Thai snacks and deserts. It is rare to see such a concentrated display of utter yumminess! Across the road from Old Siam is the Phahurat cloth market area. Well worth a wander, even if you are not buying. Getting to Old Siam may be a challenge for a newcomer to the city. Get a taxi, or take the Chao Praya Express boat to Memorial Bridge and walk from there.
Written August 9, 2017
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Annette L
Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Went here yesterday with my daughter to purchase silk for her wedding dress. What a rang to choose from, purchase made and at a price we could only dream about in Australia. Once that was done it was my turn, almost to much to choose from. We had some wonderful rice pancakes purchased in the food delicious, and went to a wonderful restaurant on the 3rd floor, situated on one of the corners, food was great. Overall we had a good time here acnd would recommend to others if you are after Thai Silk.
Written November 3, 2016
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Desiree M
Mauritius240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Centrally located. You can find cheap clothes there, cheap food and acceptable service. Public transport is not far.
Written November 25, 2019
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Mai2055
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
I loved the vibe of this shopping plaza because of the clientele as much as the shops and the building, the site of a former palace. I saw a lot of well turned out grand dames out for a bargain and there are many to be found here although if you don't speak the language (like me) be prepared to be ignored.

There are plenty of great food and clothing stalls on the ground floor and higher up there is a floor mainly dedicated to silk fabrics.

I liked the fact that there were no international chain brands making shopping somewhat more of an exploratory experience.

Some stall owners will let you try on the clothes before you buy and others are adamant that if you like it you just buy it! My only regret is that I didn't buy more stuff and if back in Bangkok I would definitely go back
Written April 22, 2019
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AJ Teh
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I randomly popped by to escape the sun and crazy hot weather during my visit to the Grand Palace / Wat Pho area. Found it by looking at my Google Maps when I was looking for an air-conditioned place to hang out for the afternoon. It's pretty close by and cost about 130 baht for a Grab ride from Wat Pho.

It's essentially a night market in a building with aircon. Lost of stalls selling clothing, bags and shoes on the ground floor while electronic stuff are on level 2.

Love the food street section the most. Lots of variety and we even got to try some of their local desserts which aren't commonly available at other tourist spots like Tong Yip (Sweet Egg Yolk Cup) and Foy Tong (Sweet Shredded Egg Yolk).

Oh, and the theatre right next to it looked pretty interesting too. Saw some actors / dancers walking about the place in their costumes. Would definitely check it out the next round.
Written February 14, 2019
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
There seem to be two kinds of tourists who visit Bangkok (beyond interests dividing in so many ways): people who think the high-end shopping malls are great, and people who love visiting old-style markets. Someone could cover a lot of personal range and really appreciate both but more likely one would be lot more interesting than the other. This market represents the older, traditional side of Bangkok.

I only visited here once, prior to the last week, to buy a traditional Thai silk jacket for my wedding (and I was just in there twice). I've not worn that jacket in 11 years, and I'm not sure when I ever would. Of course I'll cover what else is in there. The lowest floor is a traditional version of a food court, like the Tesco-Lotus or shopping mall versions would've been like 50 years ago. It's worth it having lunch there. On the ground floor there are lots of traditional themed Thai foods and snacks, dried goods, cooked bananas, dried pork, candies, the old Thai versions of cookies (so not cookies, something like that), and so on. There's a Dairy Queen; if you were scorched a bit in the Thai heat I recommend the Arctic Rush float, since that worked wonders for me the day before yesterday.

The rest of the shops probably aren't of interest. There are jewelry stores, and other clothing stores, and some "miscellaneous stuff," as my wife puts it, but I doubt most of it would work out even for souvenirs, maybe just a handicraft item here or there. People would visit to see a different version of the town, the older part, but for many that just wouldn't be of interest.

On how to get there, the ferry stop on the express route isn't all that far away (the Memorial Bridge pier). I probably love taking that ferry a lot more than most people, but then I think it leads back to that split in interests. I love visiting Chinatown too, and I was completely fascinated by the very old Nightingale Olympic department store, which is across the street (which sells traditional Thai silk outfits for Barbie; that alone is worth crossing the street, or crossing town, for a some people). If someone is doing a very long walking tour of Chinatown (which most people wouldn't do; I'm talking about walking miles / kilometers) it's not that far from the West side of Chinatown, so walking back through might work.

Or for many people just skipping it all would be best, and going to Central World or Asiatique instead. Most tourists probably already know which group they fall into.
Written January 21, 2019
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Jackson9305
Switzerland1,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
If you’re tired of the usual malls and brand names, spend an hour wandering about the more traditional Thal shops selling mostly women’s clothing but also costumes, jewelry, inexpensive goods, and with a large food court filled with unidentifiable ready to eat goodies. It’s perhaps not a top shopping destination, but really interesting to see what, at least we assume, normal Thai persons living in Bangkok might buy. Lots of people and loud, with nary a place to sit down. Nothing slick or technical about this mall but rather a fascinating slice of life.
Written March 27, 2018
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lynn p
albany164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
good place to go for all your shoes , trinkets and clothing . miles and miles of goods . nice leather bags , lots of xmas goods
Written November 22, 2017
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