You’ve probably heard of Bangkok’s newest and luxurious shopping mall – ICONSIAM. But what makes this mall so special and different from Siam Paragon or EmQuartier?
One thing’s for sure – it’s by the river (grandiose malls are usually located in the city centre).
There’s also the indoor floating market that people are raving about (you can’t find it anywhere else!) and the two spectacular fountains located inside and outside the mall. Don’t forget the variety of famous Thai restaurants that have opened their branches here too, among many other things!
Consisting of 11 floors, you’ll most likely become overwhelmed by the mall (or even lose your way here). That’s why we’ve compiled a checklist of 8 unique things you shouldn’t miss in ICONSIAM.
Try Thailand’s unique flavours at Bangkok’s affordable indoor floating market – SookSiam (G floor)
If you’re eager to try Thailand’s numerous local delights, I’ll highly recommend coming to SookSiam. Not only is it EXTREMELY affordable, but there’s also a spread of food choices you can choose from (from street food to snacks and dessert). Chive dumplings for 50 baht, healthy flower teas for 49 baht and boat noodles for 60 baht? So cheap!
Dine at famous Thai restaurants (without the queue!) – Dining areas
Can’t stand long waiting times for popular Thai restaurants? Luckily, you won’t need to queue (or queue for a much shorter time) when you eat at ICONSIAM.
Not sure what are the famous Thai restaurants to try here? What about…
- Pad Thai by Thipsamai (from 159 baht/ USD $5.14)
- Seafood by Laem Charoen Seafood (from 100 baht/ USD $3.24)
- Thai-style shabu-shabu by MK Live (from 98 baht/ USD $3.17)
- Honey Toast & Kakigori by After You Dessert Cafe (from 125 baht/ USD $4.04)
- Moo Krata by Bar B Q Plaza (from 199 baht/ USD $6.44)
- And more!
Revel in ICONSIAM’s beauty! – ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature (G floor) & Alangkarn Zone (6th floor)
Visitors are easily amazed by ICONSIAM’s grandiose structure and themed floors. However, what’s more impressive is their musical water fountain show (ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature) and indoor mini waterfall at the Alangkarn Zone (similar to the waterfall in Jewel Changi).
The ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature combines lighting, music and water effects (available 3 times per day). Whereas their mini indoor waterfall makes you feel like you’re in the countryside with handcrafted fishes and lights adorning the Alangkarn Zone. Definitely picture-worthy!
Find authentic Japanese products from all over Japan – Rose Dining (4th floor), Rose Food Avenue (G floor) & Siam Takashimaya
No need to fly to Japan. At ICONSIAM, you can find all the Japanese products from across Japan – from Japanese snacks (gotta love their ice-cream and chocolates!) to regular Japanese food (yummy sushi and Hokkaido food ^^) to Japanese fine-dining. You can even get quality Japanese products here, whether it’s cosmetics, hats or bags.
Get high-quality Thai souvenirs that’ll please your loved ones – Souvenir shopping (G floor)
Have to buy some presents for friends or family back home? Here, you can get some high-quality souvenirs sure to please even the pickiest person.
Not sure what to buy? Get yourself some…
- Original Thai-designed bags by Naraya (from 60 baht/ USD $1.94)
- Thai spices and seasonings by Blue Elephant (from 40 baht/ USD $1.29)
- Organic products by Khaokhoherbary (from 45 baht/ USD $1.46)
- Eccentric-designed earrings by Sanfan Miniature (from 90 baht/ USD $2.91)
PS: If you’re at Naraya, do stop by their cafe for afternoon tea. It’s the first Naraya cafe we’ve ever come across, and shopping always feels better with some refreshments, right?
Buy one-of-a-kind Thai handicrafts for your home or friends – ICONCRAFT (4th & 5th Floor)
Why get something generic for yourself or your loved ones if you can get something more heartfelt and unique? At ICONCRAFT, you’ll be able to find innovative and practical items made by local designers. So whether it’s accessories, houseware or clothing you buy from here, one thing’s for sure – you’re getting something special!
Splurge on your new wardrobe – Clothes & accessories shopping
Need a wardrobe overhaul (or mini-haul)? You’re just in luck. Here, you can find everything from luxury brands (need a new Fendi or LV bag?) to affordable/mid-tier brands (PS: there’s a huuuuge H&M store here!). So no matter what your preference is, if you’re looking for a brand, big chances are you’ll find it here – just name it. (It actually also kinda reminds us of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, too!)
Pamper yourself with the latest beauty products – Cosmetics shopping
Finding a new lipstick or skincare product? Then you’ll love the selections here, with numerous cosmetics stores like Lush, @cosme store and Bath & Body Works available in this mall.
Side Note: We even found a beauty tool that can help you shape your “perfect” smile! It’s hilarious and we never knew we needed this in our lives. (lol) Bye-bye awkward smiles….
Doesn’t exploring 11 floors feel easy now? Take this list with you when you finally visit ICONSIAM and check them all out in 1 day. Happy exploring!
Price: from 45 baht / approx. $1.42
Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Ton Sai, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Getting here: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin BTS station & free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier to ICONSIAM; take BTS to Krung Thonburi BTS station & free shuttle bus to ICONSIAM; take the cab
Contact: +66 2 437 0711
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm