Bangkok: Shopping and Drinks at ICONSIAM

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. 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:

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

We had some drinks outside on the terrace.

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