MBK Bangkok (Mah Boon Krong)
MBK Bangkok is one of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok, Thailand. It is typically omitted from the itinerary of most Thailand tours, but is worth a visit if you have the time.
The MBK Bangkok is also known as MBK Center where the MBK stands for Mah Boon Krong. The MBK Center was named after the parents of the developer whose names were Mah and Boonkrong. Their statues can be found on the ground floor of the mall today. When MBK Bangkok opened in 1985, it was the largest mall in Asia.
Today, the MBK Center has about 2000 shops, the biggest being a four story tall Tokyu Department Store. MBK Bangkok caters to over 100,000 visitors per day, many of whom are local Bangkok residents but the mall has also become increasingly popular with tourists. The eight floors of the MBK Center sell just about everything from clothing, fashion accessories, furniture, mobile phones, electronics and there is also an enormous food court with Thai and international foods to choose from.
During the months of October-June, Wednesday Nights at MBK Bangkok are also known for having MBK Fight Night. MBK Fight Night has about 6-7 Muay Thai fights that are free to watch. They also set up stalls selling fight gear and other Muay Thai goods and accessories as well.
MBK Bangkok is located in the Pathum Wan District, on the corner of Phaya Thai Road and Rama I in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located adjacent to Chulalongkorn University and is nearby the Siam Discovery, Siam Center and Siam Paragon.
It is easily accessible via BTS Skytrain and also by the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat. To get there via BTS take the BTS Skytrain Silom Line to the National Stadium Station. The station is directly connected to MBK Center. It is worth pointing out that the station right before the National Stadium Station is the Siam Station, which would be the station to use if you are looking for Siam Paragon.
Alternatively, you can take the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat to the Saphan Hua Chang Pier. From the pier, MBK Bangkok is a short walk to your south on Phaya Thai Road.
Here is the website for the MBK Center.