A new addition to Bangkok’s lively shopping scene is ICONSIAM. This mixed-use development brings the shopping experience to the other side of the Chao Phraya River. I wanted to take a peek during my visit to Bangkok for Songkran 2019.

My three highlights from ICONSIAM

  1. It’s a new shopping experience on this side of the Chao Phraya.Β It’s one of Bangkok’s new mega-malls. Until the ICONSIAM gets its own BTS station soon (on the ‘Gold’ line, sounds cool right), you can take a shuttle to access this mall.
  2. There’s an indoor floating market. It’s colorful and, well, air-conditioned. We had lunch at one of the restaurants in the basement which is tastefully designed to look like an indoor floating market.
  3. Great terrace overlooking Chao Phraya. Who’s not a fan of rooftop bars? Whenever I visit a major city I like to enjoy it with a view from the top. ICONSIAM has a nice terrace that overlooks the Chao Phraya River. It’s not a rooftop bar, but it gives a spectacular view while you enjoy your Singha or fave cocktail.

Here are some photos:

The basement level has a SOOK Siam ‘indoor floating market’.
ICONSIAM signages during the Songkran period.
ICONSIAM’s gold motif throughout the shopping complex.
Cocoon structures that house some of the restaurants on the upper levels.
Weave designs found on the upper levels.
The cinema area has a tall ceiling.
Decor on one of the top floors.
More cocoon structures on the upper levels which house restaurants.
Indoor waterfall at ICONSIAM.
Restaurants on the top floor.
This one has seats.
Makes me want to try the food in each restaurant.

We had some drinks outside on the terrace.

View of the Chao Phraya River from the ICONSIAM terrace.
I love enjoying a beer at the bar. Have one here on the terrace.
The place fills up fast at sunset. Try to get here during happy hour.
The terrace is split into two restaurants.
The seats by the edge were occupied but we found one on a nearby landing.
Two of my favorite beers. Hoegaarden and Beerlao.
Enjoying the sunset with my boyfriend.

How to get to ICONSIAM?

One method is to take the train to BTS Saphan Taksin and then a free boat shuttle to take you a kilometre upriver to ICONSIAM. Another method is to take a shuttle bus which originates from Krung Thonburi BTS station.

*During Songkran, all of my transport between districts was via Grab taxi. I didn’t want to risk getting wet every so often.

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