Siam Paragon is one of the most popular shopping malls in Bangkok which houses a host of international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located prominently in front of the Siam BTS Skytrain station – the interchange of the 2 BTS lines – it’s considered by many to be the centre of Bangkok.
Considering the mall contains over 250 shops, the layout is logical and fairly compact, certainly when compared to the sprawling CentralWorld mall nearby. Even so, this mall provides mainly luxury items for well-heeled Thais and international visitors with cash to splurge. If you’re looking for something extra-special then Siam Paragon is definitely the place to find it.
A relatively new addition to the already world-class movie theatre up on the top floor is the Paragon Cineplex. It takes the traditional cinema experience to a new level of luxury. Think of it as an upgrade to first-class on a long-haul flight.
For a premium ticket, you get deep-seated leather sofa booths with motorised reclining footrests, complimentary snacks and drinks, and a blanket so you can snuggle up close to watch the latest movie releases on a stunning digital screen. The 2-person sofas are well spaced out and are designed to keep your experience private and romantic.
Paragon adds to its already impressive 15-screen Cineplex with the much-lauded IMAX theatre. The Krungsri IMAX Theatre is essentially a bigger, better, more engrossing version of a normal movie theatre. The screen is enormous – around 9 times larger than average – with enhanced screen resolution, surround sound, and seats that recline so you can lie back and soak up the action.
IMAX is especially recommended for 3D action movies as the picture size and quality really dazzle the viewer. It certainly keeps the whole auditorium wide-eyed with wonder and is a great family activity for a rainy day.
The emphasis of Siam Paragon is fashionable, luxury living. Remember to take your credit card along as some items come with a large price tag. Twice a year there are large end-of-season sales, but don’t worry if you miss these, as there are always deals to be had and there’s a variety of monthly promotions all year round.
For a 5% discount on most purchases, you can apply for a Tourist Discount Card at the information desk on the ground level. Paragon is larger than life and no Bangkok shopping experience is complete without a trip here.