Situated in the heart of Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the heart of Bangkok, Mega Bangna Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s second-largest shopping mall, a haven for shoppers. With an area of 35,000 square meters, this commercial center is known primarily as the home of IKEA and hundreds of other brands. Today we will guide you how to experience Mega Bangna effectively. Let’s discover Mega Bangna Bangkok — The second largest store in Southeast Asia with Living Nomads.
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What does Mega Bangna Bangkok look like?
This site specializes in the manufacture and supply of home furnishings and accessories such as bedside tables and chairs, kitchen utensils, cups, vineyards, fresh flowers, dry flowers ..”All in One Roof” is Mega Bangna’s motto in many aspects, and it’s really effective. In addition to the large distribution centers like Home Pro, Big C, Robinson and IKEA, 450 other stores share the same oval building, which is certainly designed to make sure you keep strolling in a circle.
Although not as a luxurious commercial center as Siam Paragon or Central world but Mega Bangna is a paradise for young dudes. Because most of the goods are “durable, beautiful and easy to use”. In particular, there is a large ice rink, a cafeteria, a bowling alley with 24 lanes and a huge cinema complex. All those things are more than enough for you to spend all day to discover brand new experiences.
Opening hours: 10am – 11pm
Shopping Time: 8 – 10 hours (estimated)
How to go to Mega Bangna by BTS?
Although the center is slightly located out of the suburbs, the route is smooth and convenient for people without cars. You can go to Mega Bangna from BTS (Skytrain), Udomsak. Then arrive at the bus stop and wait for the shuttle bus free of charge.
Based on the outer appearance, we can identify the car thanks to its novel look and a noticeable electronic front board called Mega Bangna.
Mega Bangna shopping: Explore the area (Mega Bangna stores) of Mega Bangna Bangkok.
One of Mega Bangna’s “stars” is the IKEA area. Occupying about one-third of the central shopping zone, IKEA is an ideal spot for those who love home-made DIY from home appliances to beautiful decorations of all sizes. Displayed as an extremely large model house, you will be lost in the journey of capturing photogenic pictures for your own. Think twice before shopping on weekends because you have to queue in a long line.
The second attraction is the long series of cosmetics stores. From popular brands such as NYX, MAC, The Face Shop to well-known brands like YSL, Channel. Most of these shops can be found on the first floor of Mega Bangna. All you need is a lot of … tissues to wipe your hands after trying all sorts of pollen, nail polish, and cosmetics.
The third destination is the long line of clothing and accessories stores. Not as luxurious as the center city and not as dirt cheap as Bangkok Chatuchak market, but you will certainly find the item you like. If you choose, you can find beautiful and durable items at affordable prices.
Finally, if you decide to go to Mega Bangna, be lunch ready here. You can choose the food court on the upper floor or the restaurant adjacent to Mega Bangna. The staffs here understand English well so you do not have to worry about the language or else you can just simply point at the items you want.
Mega Bangna tips and tricks to discover
Unlike other commercial centers, Mega Bangna only has 2 floors, but the area is up to 35,000 square meters, so you will spend at least 1 day at Mega Bangna. Last time we visited this center it took nearly 8 hours just to shop and … walk around in the center. So, the first tip to bear in mind is to look at the signposts on each floor to see exactly where you are going to.
The second trick is to eat lunch in the food court. As usual, this place is cheaper and you only have to buy 1 card for a few hundred baht to eat (depending on your preference at which price to opt for). After purchasing the card, go to each store and simply choose the one you like.
The third and most important secret is to choose lightweight clothing and shoes. Especially women should have sandals or shoes for your own because you will have to walk all day on the Mega Bangna campus. Also, pay attention to the ubiquitous chairs in the center, they will be a great “savior” for your legs when coming here.
If you happen to be in transit at Suvarnabhumi International Airport within a day, this is where you can spend a few hours to kill past-time. Then you can easily approach here by taxi within 30 minutes, or catch the bus and BTS to return to the downtown area. One way or another, you should spend a day at Mega Bangna and make sure you have a good day “shopping till you drop”.