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“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Soooo many storeys ah!”
Review of Central Chidlom

Central Chidlom
Ranked #72 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the best place for shopping in Bangkok with a wide range selection from local to imported items. Located in the heart of Bangkok on Chidlom Station BTS Skytrain. Walking distance from leading hotel include Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel and Embassies, Offices such as All Seasons Place, Wave Place
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Soooo many storeys ah!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This shopping mall is THE place to go to every time coming to Bangkok. Staying in Grand Hyatt Erawan is also a plus point because it is near to this mall. Plenty of beautiful clothes for the urban people. Mall is within walking distance via the pedestrian sky bridge from Renaissance Ratchaprasong Bangkok Hotel.Scaling all 7 storeys of this mall in one day is nearly impossible. All in all, would love to visit this mall again. Shopper's Paradise larh!

Visited December 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Western style assortment - better prices and much better service”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We (family with 2 young kids) - as every time - went to Central at least 3 times during our recent Bangkok trip. The assortment easily can compete with the top western department stores with the additional possibility to buy Thai products (lemongrass diffusers are great to keep a memory of Thailand for your bathroom at home). Prices are obviously higher than what you can find on the street or at Chatuchak, but these are all branded products and in general much cheaper than in Europe or other parts of Asia (maybe with the exception of top end espresso machine from Europe) especially for clothing.
As a consequence - whenever we go to Thailand on holiday - at the end i have to buy an additional suitcase to carry all the purchases.
Tip 1: if you are looking for very affordable lunch / dinner to take back to your hotel room to feed the otherwise noise kids: Go to the Food Hall on ground floor and choose from the food bar - they have some nice non spicy past dishes - ideal for small kids.
Tip 2: Traffic around the store can be very bad - if by any way possible take the BTS Skytrain to get to here.
Tip 3: If you love Thai food and want to cook it back home - go to the Food Hall and buy some of the pastes made by the famous restaurant "Green Elephant". You can also buy this at a few other department stores (Siam Paragon).
Tip 4: In the toys department (i think 6th floor) they have a big play zone - so one of you can stay here with the kids whilst your partner can do some shopping in peace.

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Shop till you drop”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A fabulous place to shop, especially when the sale season is on. Everything is organised well and it is easy to find what you want once you have the map in hand. Make sure you wear flat comfortable shoes as it's a fairly large amount of walking! Coming here once is not enough specially if you are a woman!!

Visited December 2012
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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“Wow!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Yes, Wow! Having been there yesterday, I fully understand the previous comments on how good this place is.
I am probably a little different in my reaction to the place than someone from say, US or Europe, because I have never seen any mall so impressive in the Philippines either in Manila or Cebu.
The Food Hall on the 1st Floor was mind boggling, just so extensive with sections like a carvery selling recently prepared Turkey, Roast Beef,and Rack of Lamb. It was enough to make me consider moving to Thailand!
Ladies and Mens Wear,etc, so many brands, and with what appeared to be genuine discounts. The Marks and Spencer store was noticeably less expensive (compared a particular item) than in Central World.
Go, see, and drool!

Visited January 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“The best department store in the world”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This beats harrods, selfridges, Nieman Marcus and the others - why? Because it has everything under its roof, it does astounding service, it has value for money, it has real quality and....I could go on. I know friends who fly in from Hong Kong and India just to go here. Go to the Food Loft on the six floor for excellent food, try the restaurants, go for the kitchen stuff and the brill clothes...really its just a great place to visit and there is always a discount somewhere

Visited December 2012
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