Located on Phayathai Road of Pathum Wan District, MBK Center is a staggering marble shopping mall of Bangkok. Also known as Mah Boon Krong or Mabunkrong in Thai, it was opened in 1985 and is considered as one of the biggest malls in Asia today. It was the brainchild of Chokchai Bulakul, who later sold it to the Dusit Thani Group - a hotel and resort company based in Bangkok. With more than 2,000 stores and services, over 150 eateries and a large cinema city, MBK Mall today remains one of the most up-to-the-minute shopping malls in Thailand and tops the outing charts of many tourists visiting Bangkok.
Besides, its enormous architecture and ultra-modern outlook makes it a
landmark monument of the city. Strategically positioned in the heart of
Bangkok, it serves as the threshold for exploring other shopping centers
laid along the Sukhumvit Road, which is the city's prime shopping
street. Owing to its advantageous location and host of attractions, MBK
Center daily sees footfalls of approximately 105,000 customers daily,
including 30,000 tourists from across the world. With its towering eight
floors, the mall stretches to a length of 330 m, and stands on a selling
area that measure to an overwhelming 89,000 sq m.
The place is absolutely a heaven for shopaholics, as the innumerable
stores of the place are adorned to the full, with products ranging from
clothes, cosmetics, jewelry and leather items to electronics, furniture
and foods. The sheer range of items is enough to entice you to loiter
around the place the whole day. Most of these shopping outlets have
fixed prices on the items, but you can also experiment with your
negotiating skills on some of the shops. Those looking for some funky
accessories and clothing should check out the shops in the basement,
third floor and sixth floor.
In case you are a gizmo buff, you have just dropped in the right place.
The fourth floor is entirely at your service, with shops selling a
variety of electronic gadgetry, including latest handycams, mobiles,
iPods and other electronic appliances. Moreover, for gourmands, the
place is equally delightful, with eateries sprinkled throughout. The two
food courts are located on the fifth and sixth floors and offer an
infinite choice of culinary pleasures. In addition, the mall also has
facilities for cinema and karaoke. With so much to offer, MBK
undoubtedly affirms its status as a one-stop center for enjoying a
perfect dayout in Bangkok.