Central World Shopping Mall Bangkok

Central World Shopping Mall Bangkok

Central World Plaza is the the flagship mall of the Central Pattana group and is their biggest offering. The mall offers seven vast floors of clean and modern shopping in a deliciously chilled environment, a great day time shopping option when u want to escape the day time heat and traffic. At the southerly end of this vast mall you will find the main anchor store which is the Zen Department Store, at the northerly end you will find a Isetan a further multi floored department store, in between these two anchor stores there are hundreds of shops to keep all shopaholics happy! For a full list of the shops see the full Central World shopping directory on their website.  the shopping experience at  Central World consists mostly of national and international mainstream retail brands, which can  be found in plenty of other malls in Bangkok and in most large cities in Thailand, it doesnt feature any number of the smaller independent outlets which can be found in abundance in some of Bangkok’s other shopping malls and so this is probably not the best place to come to pick up local produced bargains. Bargaining over prices is not the norm here and most merchandise is sold at fixed prices. Above the shopping the mall the builing continues to rise and cotains offices and the Centara’s flagship hotel the Centra Grand at Central World

One of the atriums at Central World
One of the atriums at Central World – Photo Mark Fischer

Eating at Central World

There are plenty of eating possibilities at Central World most of the 6th and 7th floors of this vast mall are given over to restaurants and eating establishments. Of course there are plenty of Thai restaurants but restaurants serving all manner of Asian and western food dominate here. The full  Central World restaurant directory can be found  on their website.

there are over 50 eating establishments and restaurants at Central World
There are over 50 eating establishments and restaurants at Central World – Photo Steel Wool

The Trimurti and Genesh Shrines

These two shrines can be found in front of the mall at the northeastern corner of the property. Although not as busy as the Erawan Shrine both shrines attract plenty of locals especially in the evening once the sun goes down you can watch the local Bangkokians make offerings of joss sticks and flower garlands while making their wishes in front of the shrines. It is believed those who pray at the Trimutri Shrine for true love will have their dreams fulfilled, and those making offerings and paying respects in front of the Ganesh shrine are seeking inspiration and protection from harm.

The Tumitri Shrine
The Tumitri Shrine – Photo Nan Cheng Tsai 

Ice skating at Central World

Despite the intense heat of Bangkok the the chilled air conditioned air of the Central World Mall makes a suitable environment for an ice skating rink, You can find the ice skating rink on the 1st floor. The rink is situated in an open atrium. Prices are 250 baht for 90 minutes including skate rental.

Ice skating at Central World
Ice skating at Central World

Multi screen cinema

There is a multi screen cinema on the 7th floor showing both Thai language and international Engish language soundtrack movies. Full current movie listings for Central World can be found on their website

How to get to Central World

If you are staying in a hotel close to one of the Sky train stations then taking the sky train will probably be the speediest way of getting there especially considering the horrendous traffic which is ever present in this area. The closest Sky train station to Central World is Chitlom. On arrival at Chitlom you will descend the stairs from the station platform to the ticketing level from there it is about a 3-400 meter walk in a westerly direction towards Siam BTS Station. There is no need to descend the stairs to street level as there is a convenient raised walkway which runs all the way from Chitlom Station and finally joins Central World Plaza by sky bridge. About half way along the walk way to Central World if you look over on the left hand side you will see a nice areal view of the busy Erawan Shrine.

Central World Bangkok Opening Times

The mall is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm

Central World shopping Mall Map

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