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ICONSIAM – Bangkok’s landmark shopping and entertainment des

ICONSIAM is a sensational riverside mixed-use shopping destination where the best of Thailand’s retail, entertainment, hospitality, and more come together as one.

ICONSIAM is the ultimate shopping destination on Bangkok River. The all-in-one complex, located on 50 rai (750,000 square metres) of the land on the bank of Chao Phraya River and the other 5-rai land across Charoen Nakhon Road, is a wonder to behold for those passionate in retail and development. It is divided into three main sections: the main ICONSIAM, the glamorous riverside ICONLUXE, and street facing side Siam Takashimaya. Embedded within them are special zones that sets ICONSIAM apart from other shopping centers. To name a few, SookSiam brings the best of Thailand’s provinces into one “village” while ICONCRAFT curates high quality Thai craft and showcases them across two floors.

From the outside, ICONSIAM is an architectural wonder. The design of the two retail complexes are inspired by cultural values and beliefs tied to the Chao Phraya River, including the ‘krathong’ and ‘baisri’. The ICONSIAM building is a highly modern building that mimics the way a krathong is folded, translating traditional Thai design signatures to modern interpretations. The ICONLUXE complex resembles three glass krathongs with the façade stretching 300 metres along the river. A special glass is used to create vertical pleats all over the complex setting a new precedent. The design takes after a traditional Thai dress with a pleated shawl that wraps this most eye-catching part of the complex.

But think again if you think all you can do there is shop. ICONSIAM gives you River Park, an area that provides Bangkokians access to the river for activities. To bring you closer to Thai and international culture, the ICONSIAM Heritage Museum is collecting artifacts from Thailand’s different eras and ushering in touring exhibitions. World-class entertainment areas, including the state-of-the-art auditorium and cineplex, allow you to experience maximum pleasure at movies or events. Dine at a global standard as ICONSIAM invites a 3-Michelin star restaurant and other famous restaurants to be scattered within the complex in various dining zones such as Alangkarn, ICON Eats One, ICON Dining Rooms, and Rose Dining at Siam Takashimaya. You can not only shop there, but also live there. ICONSIAM consists of 2 main components: 2 world-class residential condominium buildings (Magnolias Waterfront Residences and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok). The possibilities at ICONSIAM are endless in the Klong San side of the Creative District.

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Written by Ibrahim Jabbari

My name is Ibrahim award winning web designer & developer based in Bangkok.

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