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“A mixed store with many empty stalls but if you want wholesale silver, go to the basement.”
Review of Pratunam Center

Pratunam Center
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“A mixed store with many empty stalls but if you want wholesale silver, go to the basement.”
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 !”
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”
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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“Paradise for shoppers”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Shopping is important part of our stay in Thailand. In my opinion, Pratunam area of Bangkok is one of such place where you can buy almost anything at affordable price. That is why we ensure that we stay at the hotel located in Pratunam area.

From big malls to street vendors every one is here. So it is easy to find the product based on individual budget ( ofcouse bargaining is must here!)

Pantip mall is here to cater the needs of tech savy individuals and so is Platinum mall for fashion enthusiastic.

So, if you are in Bangkok do visit Pratunam market and experience the shopping delight.

Visited November 2012
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“Shop until you drop!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Loved this place. Could have spent my whole holiday here and not have complained. I am a big shopping fan, and this place had it all. The shopping is mostly for woman, but the variety is amazing. It's all inside which makes it easier to shop away from the heat from being outside. There are different levels; one for clothes, one for shoes, one for leather, one for bags, etc. which makes it easy to find what you're looking for, in my case - everything!

Visited November 2012
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