One of the top 10 malls to visit in Bangkok, Thailand is Asiatique The Riverfront. It is a large open-air mall by a river.
Modeled after Bangkok’s four major trade districts, Asiatique weaves together all the essential elements that define what Bangkok was, as well as redefine what it is and what it will become in the near future.
If you started your day at Chatuchak Market, you might want to end your day at Asiatique.
How to Get to Asiatique
Asiatique The Riverfront as it’s name states, is along the Chao Phraya River.
To get to Asiatique by public transport, the nearest train station is Saphan Taksin Station. From the station, go down to Sathorn Pier. From there, you can take the free shuttle boat and ferry to Asiatique in 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take Grab, or drive and park at the parking lots next to and opposite Asiatique.
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique operates as an open-air night market from 3pm till midnight daily. It features 1,500 shops and stalls and 40 restaurants.
Asiatique is divided into four sections called districts:
- Chareonkrung District
- Town Square District
- Factory District
- Waterfront District
Chareonkrung District is named after Charoen Krung Road. It contains performing venues for shows and live performances, as well as shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs.
Town Square District blends Thai and Western ways of life, featuring foreign restaurants and sports bars.
Factory District is the area that focuses on trendy fashions, a hip dining scene, and shops selling all kinds of design products from clothing to gadgets.
Waterfront District is along the Chao Phraya River with several riverside restaurants and a large event space used for concerts, festivals and New Year celebrations. At 300 metres (980 ft) long, it is claimed to be Bangkok’s longest waterfront promenade. Asiatique Sky, the tallest Ferris wheel in Bangkok at 60 metres (200 ft) can be found at the Waterfront District.
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