To get oriented and pick up transport bearings dive straight into the gleaming sprawl of the monstrous Siam Paragon ( complex facing the renovated Siam Square One .This is at the Siam Square terminus and train interchange spot.
A Chanel 7.5ml parfum is a bit steeper at Bt4,520 (US6).And remember, if it does not have a VAT tag, there will be no guarantee of quality. If you don't care about this minor quibble, get your hands dirty and jump right in.Bangkok duty-free shopping has been pretty much dominated by the ubiquitous King Power ( who have also set up a dedicated King Power Duty Free Shop at Rangnam not far from Ratchathewi. This duty free complex offers a broad range of brands like Burberry, Coach, Chanel, TOD's, and BOSS.Pick up a fine linen scarf for Bt3,500 (US5), a men's linen shirt for Bt3,200, or a silk tie for Bt3,300. For sheer bragging rights, no would-be shopper can afford not to touch base at EM Quartier ( part of The Mall Group and right alongside Phrom Phong station) across from the glitzy revamped Emporium (both collectively termed the EM District) and the cavernous but largely empty Central Embassy.More on these later as we proceed down busy Sukhumvit.