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“The largest mall in that area with variety of stores” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mall Bangkapi

The Mall Bangkapi
Bangkok, Thailand
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“The largest mall in that area with variety of stores”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

It is the largest mall in Bangkapi area. It offers wide variety of products. However there are always crowded. Gotta use luck for finding parking spaces. Closed to Tawanna (flea market & IT products) and Makro (The wholesale Store)

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“The Best Bangkok Mall Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

I've been in Bangkok a month now (from San Francisco), and experienced a fair number of the amazing malls here, including Siam Paragon and Central World in downtown Bangkok, where we got a hotel just to wander around the streets for days (recommended, but only when the flood is history). They have all been impressive. But none has been as fun and remarkable as Mall Bangkapi.

First, because there is a section of the mall that is very authentic and raw, with great bargains, smells, and energy. This part of the mall, which could be called "Market Bangkapi," is not enclosed in the main building, but directly to the west of that huge building via the ground floor. The northern half of this "Market Bangkapi" is enclosed and air-conditioned, and the southern half is neither. You can spend hours just in this market section wandering from stall to stall, and still find something new and interesting. The downtown malls simply cannot offer this experience, the closest thing being the street stalls near the malls. But these street stalls line many of the streets in downtown Bangkok, and really have nothing to do with the malls. The market at Bangkapi is an essential part of the Mall Bangkapi experience.

Second, while the enclosed, formal Mall Bangkapi matches or surpasses the downtown wunder-malls in all but its food selection (when you take into account the downtown malls' food courts and nearby downtown restaurants), being a few miles by klang (canal) or taxi from downtown (recommend taking the BTS to Ekkamai station, and getting a taxi from there), Mall Bangkapi has an entirely different energy than those malls. We found ourselves after an hour or so overwhelmed every time at the downtown malls, but not at Bangkapi. It has very few tourists, and thereby an abundance of authentic Thai energy. It feels less crowded, more mellow, less Western, more Asian. The entire third floor is a huge home furnishings store that shames equivalent stores in the U.S. Any American who feels pity for the poor Thai because they can't match our level of sophistication in furnishings of all sorts, from electronics to furniture, is sadly mistaken. With the necessary means a person could outfit a home in Bangkok that would surpass its U.S. equivalent. Just to stand in front of the huge collection of fans, ranging from the simple to the advanced, all high quality, turned our heads.

Finally, with its multiple movie theaters showing films in Thai and English for less than $5 a ticket (with true luxury seats, not the bogus American kind), on both sides of the street accessible by the second floor walking bridge across, its bowling alley and water park, etc., Mall Bangkapi is a place to come just to have fun even without shopping, a place to hang out with the cool, friendly Thai people, a place to drift away on a rainy afternoon or evening. Check it out!

Visited November 2011
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“Nice Mall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

It is a nice mall to walk away from all the tourist mall in BKK. Here you will find much more locals then foreigners and tourist combined.

It has a water park on the rooftop and the admission is really cheap. THB80 for adults and THB50 for kids for unlimited time!

It can be easily access by river (canal) boat or taxi.

Visited March 2011
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Kidderminster, UK
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“Love it!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2009

At The Mall Bangkapi, you can get anything you want . I used to go to The Mall Bangkapi nearly everyday when I was in secondary school and never got bored of it. I now live in England and still can't find a shopping mall that is as good as The Mall. There is a pier behind the building which you can travel to the city centre; that's very handy. There is also a cinema complex called SF Cinema (I believe), a bowling place, a small in-door amusement park and a water park on the 4th floor. What else could you ask for? However, I prefer the cinema complex in Tesco Lotus which is just opposite to The Mall Bangkapi as I think it's much better. Please avoid travelling to The Mall Bangkapi by car because the car park building can get very busy, especially in peak hours. I once was stuck in the bulding for a few hours!!! If you want to drive, I suggest you park your car at Tesco Lotus and walk across to The Mall. Anyway, what I can say is The Mall Bangkapi is the best shopping mall ever!!!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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“Wonderful place to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2008

Great water park on the roof of the mall. When we went one side was closed but the other one was open. Had a great time. Mall is very big and busy with people. We ate several places. The Japanese restaurant was wonderful and had lots of fun cooking our own food at the table. Also if you eat at the food court make sure to turn the coupons in that day cause they will not be good another day. Did alot of shopping and prices are really cheap also. Jeans 900 there money us dollars is around 27.00 a pair, Wish I would have known this before I left I would have brought more money to spend. Down side most do not speak English so make sure you have someone to help with translations.

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