Central World Ratchadamri - Bangkok's Largest Shopping Mall

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Central World Shopping Mall is Bangkok's biggest lifestyle shopping destination. It is located in Ratchadamri area of Bangkok, at a walking distance from Siam Central BTS Skytrain Station and not very far from the Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain station. Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip Plaza IT Mall, and a huge Big-C are all within a short walking distance from Central World making this area of Bangkok a must visit for shoppers. Super Rich Thailand, Bangkok's Best Money Changer is also close by. Central World has two department stores (ZEN lifestyle Store and ISETAN - Japanese Department Store), six mega stores covering electronics, furniture, sports, books, toys, and food, more than 500 shops, over 100 restaurants, 15 cinema screens, a Kids Zone, and 40 bank ATMs (because everything in the mall costs money) in a total of 550,000 square meters retail space. A food super market called Central Food Hall is located on the 7th floor along with several affordeable as well as lifestyle dining outlests. Central World has a Tourist Privilege Program whereby the membership card entitles tourists to a minimum 5% discount at participating shops and dining outlets. This card can be obtained from the Information Counter at 1st Floor Central Court Zone. (Read more and see pictures below)

Central World Shopping Mall Ratchadamri Bangkok

Central World Shopping Mall Ground Floor Ratchadamri Bangkok

Central World Shopping Mall at Ratchadamri Bangkok

Brand Shops at Central World Shopping Mall at Ratchadamri Bangkok

VAT Refund

Some of the shops offer 7% VAT refund if minimum shopping per store per day is 2000 THB including VAT. However, to qualify for VAT refund, total purchases will have to be a minimum of 5000 THB including VAT. The retailer issues Form P.P.10 which along with the original invoice and the goods purchased is required to be shown to Customs officials at the airport before handing over baggage to the airline. Refund is given at the Vat Refund Office after passport control where expensive goods like jewelery, watches, etc. individually costing 10,000 THB or more are again verified so these should not be put in to checked baggage.  

Exhibition Area at Central World Shopping Mall Ratchadamri Bangkok  








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