Highlights

  • Level 4 – Endless rows of electronic shops selling the same mobiles, androids, ipads and other apple products.
  • Level 6 – Great bargain shopping for souvenirs and gifts. Bit like an indoor market.
  • Level 7 – Cinemas, bowling and lots of deserts!
  • Watch the MBK Muay Thai October – May, on Wednesday after 5pm.

Tips

  • Shopping is much cheaper here compared to Siam Paragon if you’re after some bargains.
  • It can get crowded on weekends and after 12pm. If you don’t like big crowds, go in the morning.
  • MBK Center is within walking distance (5 mins) to Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and Siam Paragon for those who love shopping. Pedestrian overpass bridges are easily accessible to avoid the heavy traffic.
  • Get a free tourist card from the ground floor or 2nd floor. Some hotels might have them on hand as well. Keep in mind not all shops participate and for those that do offer discounts, there’ll be a sign at the front of their store. No harm in bargaining though!

Floor Plan

  • Ground floor – fashion & beauty, food & beverages, gold & jewellery.
  • 2nd floor – fashion & beauty, food & beverages, gold & jewellery.
  • 3rd floor – fashion & beauty, food & beverages, gold & jewellery.
  • 4th floor – electronics, mobile phones, ipads, androids.
  • 5th floor – furniture, electronics, cameras, tv flatscreens, food courts.
  • 6th floor – souvenir markets, fashion & beauty, food & beverages.
  • 7th floor – food & beverages, kareoke, cinemas, video games, ten pin bowling.

How to Get There

  • Sky TrainBest option. Get off at National Stadium or Siam which is a 5 min walk from MBK.
  • Busses – Normal Bus No. 15 ,25 ,29 ,34 ,36 ,47 ,48 ,50 ,73 ,93 ,204.
    Air Conditioned Bus No. 8 ,25 ,28 ,29 ,34 ,73 ,501 ,502.
  • Taxi – Just say MBK and the driver will know where to go.

23 Reviews

  1. bailey
    bailey
    United States 51 Comments
     -  04 Jan 2018

    It was good

    This place sells just about everything! You could spend hours here walking through all of the small shops. I bought a new cell phone case and screen protector. I heard this was THE place for cheap merchandise, but I ended up finding better prices at some of the night markets. Still, it is worth a visit. For how crazy it first appears, it is actually really well organized! There is also a food court to grab a bite to eat.

  2. zeifel
    zeifel
    Indonesia 26 Comments
     -  18 Dec 2017

    Excellent

    Coming from Jakarta, Indonesia where shopping malls are a dime a dozen, MBK is a well-designed and well-maintained mall. It is a good place to take a break from the crazy heat and traffic jam outside. Of course, the price of the goods are more expensive than Khao San or Chatuchak. But most people who come to MBK do not come to shop anyway, but rather to relax and eat or drink.

  3. Angelo S
    Angelo S
    Indonesia 27 Comments
     -  30 Nov 2017

    Excellent

    You can find everything here! if you like shopping, this is the place to be. The price isn’t bad too, compared to other shops in Bangkok. The place itself is amazing. Its huge and can be very crowded. If you don’t like too many crowds, come early. It’s not hard to get to this mall. Many public transportation stop close to the mall

  4. Daniela Ramos
    Mexico 25 Comments
     -  16 Nov 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    MBK is the go-to place for er… everything. You can find anything in this huge shopping mall, from Western food, to cheap souvenirs, and used electronics. I mostly went here whenever I needed a place to repair my phone/computer or to get cheap second-hand cameras or any other gadget. Getting here is quite straight forward by sky train, the station you must get off at is called… MBK 😉

  5. arealkool
    arealkool
    United States 25 Comments
     -  04 Nov 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This mall is pretty cool, you can find everything you are looking for here and the outside of it look a bit like Vegas but without the hectic energy. Moreover, you could always talk prices down and haggle with the independent sellers but prices are so cheap there is no need to! Its free to enter and the best times to visit is when they first open in the morning or right before they close because sellers want to make a last sale before the doors close and the crowds at a minimum in the mornings.

  6. Ellie
    Ellie 40 Comments
     -  03 Nov 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This place is crazy!! But in a good way. All the floors are dedicated to different things. It’s lots of fun bartering with the funny shop vendors. If you are hungry there is a lot of delicious food options as well.

  7. Sanhita Basu
    Sanhita Basu 26 Comments
     -  26 Oct 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    I have never seen such a huge mall in my life. MBK simply blew my senses away. There are also a large number of restaurants and cafes and a large food court that sells all kinds of food. The mall is very popular with tourists as average priced products are available here compared to the high-end shopping malls. We came here by the Sky Train as it is easier to access the market by this way. One can find everything here but don’t forget to negotiate.

  8. NicoleH
    NicoleH
    Canada 61 Comments
     -  15 Oct 2017

    Excellent

    This mall was probably the biggest I have ever been to. They sell everything you could possibly want for cheap prices – cell phones, jewelry, souvenirs, etc. We enjoyed the spectacle of it all and even though we spent a few hours there, we definitely couldn’t see everything. It can get quite busy so if you don’t like crowds you may not enjoy it here.

  9. TheKiwiTraveller
    TheKiwiTraveller
    New Zealand 60 Comments
     -  13 Oct 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    Amazing with absolutely everything one must buy whilst in BKK. Eight floors with 2,000 shops. The Sky Train has a stop at the Centre. Have been here at Christmas time where they somehow installed a tree of almost 8 floors high – beautifully and tastefully decorated. Most visitors to BKK would visit MBK and walk their socks off. Plenty of cafes to eat at so could spend the whole day browsing. Love this Centre.

  10. EleanorH
    EleanorH
    United Kingdom 45 Comments
     -  19 Jul 2017

    Excellent

    Shopping malls in Bangkok are an experience, people spend whole days here and you can see why. MBK is huge and has everything you could really want. It’s famous for the huge electronics hall on the fifth floor, you can buy every kind of electronic device and accessory, new or used, real or fake. The food court upstairs is really great, lots of variety, and the cinema there is pretty good too. Amazing people watching to be had.

  11. Shyamli
    Shyamli 31 Comments
     -  06 Jul 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    Mind-Blowing! Exact was the first word that I could think of, when I glimpsed upon this 8 storied mega-structured mall. Loaded with the goodness of extravagant ambience, Bright and decorative lights, this place is a shopper’s stop, where you could purchase a wagon load of electronic gadgets, appliances to home accessories at the modest prices. Open to bargaining, the mall caters some of the most renowned brands of the world. Embrace yourself travellers to unveil the offerings at this one-stop mall.

  12. TwoWeeksAYear
    TwoWeeksAYear
    United States 15 Comments
     -  05 Jul 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This is a gigantic mall, maybe the biggest mall I’ve ever been to in my life. It’s 8 stories high, and each floor has a different type of product for sale. Electronics, literally anything you think you may need, are available on almost every floor. Most of the “designer,” I mean “replica,” goods are fake. If you want the real thing, walk over to Paragon Siam nearby.

  13. Amy Richardson
    Amy Richardson
    Australia 31 Comments
     -  02 Jul 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    If you’re looking for somewhere to shop, MBK is a great option. It is really big, with a huge variety of shops and things to just look at. I think it is a different experience to shopping in a standard mall or shopping centre with all the popular name brands. Plenty of options for food, some good bargains to be found and air conditioning on a hot day!

  14. shae23
    shae23
    Australia 119 Comments
     -  01 Jul 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    MBK is massive and has everything you could ever need or want! There are 8 levels in total including a great cinema playing movies in English, a huge foodcourt with every cuisine imaginable and market style shopping. The prices here are hard to beat anywhere else in Bangkok. I highly recommend the foodcourt here!

  15. ThePoshbelle
    ThePoshbelle 33 Comments
     -  28 Jun 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This place is HUGE! I remember the first time I went to BKK (2005) and asked the taxi driver to take us to a shopping mall and he recommended MBK. I was amazed with the so many stuff to buy both foreign and local brands. It is a great place to feel like a local because of the so many students going there.
    Years passed, I still visit MBK for a quick shop. It’s a go to place in BKK.
    Ohh.. you may need to endure the traffic jam when taking a cab. well.. that’s BKK!

  16. bualun2502
    bualun2502
    Vietnam 15 Comments
     -  22 Jun 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This was my last stop during the trip to Bangkok 2 years ago. MBK shopping mall is very impressive. I can find many souvenirs at reasonable prices here. Also, there are plenty of food courts and restaurants to experience local cuisine.

  17. enedwards
    enedwards
    United States 10 Comments
     -  12 Jun 2017

    Excellent

    The MBK Center is a great solution to beating the humid heat in Bangkok! You can still have an active day here while getting a taste of local, modern life in the comfort of air-conditioning. The food court here is a highlight, with a diverse and wide selection of delicious, reasonably-priced (primarily) Asian cuisine! It has an authentic, local feel, serving much of what would be sold on the street, but in an air-conditioned, commercialized environment. I assure you, this is not the fast food junk that you find in the malls in the U.S.! There is an interesting system in place where you pre-load a monetary balance on a card (there are stations for this in the food court area) and then pay with that card at each of the vendors. (Tip: Walk around and survey your options first, taking note of the prices, so that you only have to go to the station to load money on the card once and you have an exact amount to put on it that you know you’ll spend). There are also a number of restaurants surrounding the food court vendors in the center (my favorite was a Dim Sum restaurant). When my husband and I weren’t dining in the food court, we walked around, availed ourselves of massage and spa services, and shopped. There are some popular, international brands at this mall, but the majority of the stores do not sell well-known, brand name items. Compared to the other malls we visited in Bangkok, this one had among the most affordable prices (you can even barter in souvenir market area). Tip: There is an Art & Culture Centre worth checking out across from MBK!

  18. Lauren Underwood
    Lauren Underwood 13 Comments
     -  05 Jun 2017

    Excellent

    MBK is an interesting experience, but also a must for anyone wanting to feel immersed in the busy Bangkok way of life. Its a far more relaxed vibe than that of the Siam Paragon ranging from shops to market stalls. Its great value for money and a good place to pick up gifts to take home. Only issue we had here and my reason for only giving 4 stars is that I was desperately trying to find a Chang t-shirt to take home but it had to be the right one! Which meant I had picked up a few and put them back as they weren’t quite what i wanted. Maybe its my own fault for being fussy, but one of the women working on the stalls was very unhappy with this, and she became quite angry that i had looked and not bought giving me dirty looks and shouting in Thai (which i could not understand)… Otherwise, we enjoyed shopping here. We also ate in the food court which was great value for money.

  19. Sara
    Sara 29 Comments
     -  04 Jun 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    Plenty of chances to buy souvenirs or to taste amazing local food.
    Also, a great way to get off the strong heat for a while.
    Buy from shoes to suitcases to electronics. Each floor has a different type of goods.
    Do not forget to grab a map at the entrance as there is much chance to get lost 🙂

  20. Nosha Assareh 10 Comments
     -  03 Jun 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    This shopping mall is one of the best places for shopping in BKK. It is located in the heart of the BKK downtown and near the other shopping such as siam paragon and central world. I Strongly suggest this shopping mall to those who look for both resealable price and high quality goods.

  21. Saeed
    Saeed 20 Comments
     -  02 Jun 2017

    Excellent

    MBK mall is a good place for shopping in Bangkok as it has everything in one place. Starting from apparel, shoe, jewelry to electronic gadgets, all you can find here under one roof. This is a one-stop shopping mall. I spent almost a whole day shopping here with my family. Don’t worry about food while shopping coz it has a big food court.
    However, if you are looking for some brand outlets, MBK is not the place. But if you are a bargain hunter, don’t miss to shop from here.

  22. steph2017
    steph2017 10 Comments
     -  20 May 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    One of the reasons to visit Bangkok is definitely for shopping. The prices are usually cheap as you can bargain almost every where, even in this shopping mall itself. It is usually crowded in the afternoon or night time. Therefore, in the morning would be the best time to avoid the busy crowd.

  23. echo
    Australia 32 Comments
     -  10 May 2013

    Fantastic attraction

    It was more like a market on the top floor where you can try bargaining with different shop owners. Great place for bargain hunting even though its a shopping center.

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