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Terminal 21 Asok: this Bangkok mall will take you around the world!

Bangkok’s Terminal 21 mall stands out with its interesting concept of representing various world-famous cities within its multi-level complex. In this blog, you’ll find out the allure of this one-of-a-kind shopping destination, explore its diverse range of stores and dining options, and provide insider tips for making the most of your visit.


Terminal 21 Bangkok

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Replica of San Francisco’s cable car on the 4th floor

A departure signboard saying I was bound for Istanbul greeted me as I headed to the escalator. The airport theme was evident as I stepped inside Terminal 21 Bangkok from BTS Asok.

Another thing that caught my attention? The length of the said elevator! Stuck for a week in one of the worst hostels I’ve stayed in Bangkok, I checked Google Maps for the places of interest. I hit the jackpot when I saw that Terminal 21 Mall was within walking distance. I’ve been saved!

After exchanging Thai baht at the Super Rich kiosk in the BTS station, I headed to the mall, thinking that it will be another of Bangkok’s countless malls. I was wrong. It easily became my favorite mall in Bangkok! Let me tell you why.

With its white interiors and glass and steel facade, this mall with its 9 floors can take you around the world without having to leave Bangkok. To the most famous cities in the world at least.

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London’s iconic double-decker red buses

I searched for the mall’s information booth to look at the brochure and was pleasantly surprised that the mall stayed true to its theme. The ladies at the information booth were dressed in uniforms resembling flight attendants! Cool, eh?

Aside from the passport-inspired leaflet showing me the different places/floors, I also managed to get free Wi-Fi in this booth. Even cooler!

Note: You need your passport to get free Wi-Fi. Login is valid for one year.

Terminal 21 Asok destination-themed floors

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The red and white lighthouse at the Caribbean-themed lower ground floor. You can see the information booth on the Rome-inspired Ground floor.
Tip: Take a picture with the big red and white lighthouse at the Caribbean floor.

This mall opened in 2011 and houses more than 600 shops, more than 50 restaurants and cafes, a gourmet market, and a food court aside from its destination-themed floors. They even show the different time zones in different cities!

What are your destinations?

  • LG – Caribbean
  • G – Rome
  • M – Paris
  • 1 – Tokyo
  • 2 – London
  • 3 – Istanbul
  • 4 to 5 – San Francisco
  • 6 – Hollywood
Note: Be sure to visit the toilets each floor too!

Terminal 21 Bangkok Shops

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Japan in Bangkok!

The lower ground floor, Caribbean, is where you will find the Gourmet Market (supermarket) along with food shops like Bread Talk, Baskin Robbins, De Juice, Dairy Queen, A&W, Crepe Box, and said to be one of the best burgers in Bangkok – MOS Burger.

The ground floor transports you to Rome while shopping in high-end brand-name shops such as Mango, Lacoste, Levi’s, and American Eagle.

Tip: You can also find one of Bangkok’s longest escalator at the mezzanine, at 36 meters long!

More foreign brand names dominate the mezzanine floor, decorated in Parisian chic. Highlights are Starbucks, Mac, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Charles & Keith, and Onitsuka Tiger.

Both floors are where you can visit the information booth where you can also get your free Wi-Fi. You can also find electronic display boards like the ones you see in airports.

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shop and walk around Tokyo-inspired hallways

The first floor transports you back to Asia, specifically Japan. More shopping awaits here for the female shopaholics. Weave in and out of Tokyo-inspired streets while you shop (or window shop) among the local independent labels. There’s also a section for lingerie and evening dresses.

Tip: Find the two sumo wrestler statue.
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a bit of London Underground in Bangkok

A floor above Japan takes you to London‘s Oxford Street where fashionista men can shop their hearts out.

Tip: Take a pic with the red double-decker bus and find the red telephone booth.
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walk through mall hallways inspired by the souks in Istanbul

Istanbul on the third floor is inspired by street markets (souk) where you can find things like jewelry, bags, shoes, souvenirs, and home decor.

Tip: Stop by Tim Ho Wan on this floor for a snack.

The highest floor houses the cinemas, as such it is Hollywood-themed. You can also find Fitness First gym on this floor.

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I can definitely see why this mall has become a favorite of tourists and locals alike. With its unique shopping experience and recommendable food court, this is a certainly a must visit shopping mall.

And did I say that the toilets are one of my favorite things about this mall? Take a look at some of them below!

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Some of the toilets are designed according to the floor’s themes. Photo credits to Travelosyo.com

Terminal 21 Food Court: Is this the best shopping mall food court in Bangkok?

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Pier 21 Food Court takes you to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf while serving an array of local and international dishes

Since you’re already hungry by now after six floors of walking around and shopping, the fourth and fifth floors showcasing San Francisco will fill your tummies.

Indulge in international cuisine from the standalone restaurants on this floor or get your prepaid card at Pier 21 Food Court so you can eat your fill of affordable and tasty Thai food.

Seriously, I came back again and again to Pier 21 because the food there is a real value for money. Imagine being able to eat 35 baht or even less for one whole meal (including drinks)! Definitely a steal.

Tip: You’ll surely not miss the large red replica of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge at the center.

How to get to Terminal21 Asok

  • BTS: Asok station Exit 1
  • MRT: Sukhumvit station Exit 3
  • Bus: number 2, 25, 38, 40, 136, 185, 501, 508, 511, 513

Terminal21 Mall Bangkok Info

  • Operating hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
  • Address: Sukhumvit Soi 19, Sukhumvit, North Klongtoei, Bangkok, 10110

READ: Where to stay in Bangkok by Travelling King


Have you been to Terminal21 in Bangkok, Thailand? What do you think? 

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Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.

Comments

  • This is Awesome!! Great job putting together this guide too. Definitely adding this to my list of places to go next time I’m in Thailand.

  • This is any shoppers absolute heaven! Love how everything is themed ???

  • What a neat idea – I bet it makes stopovers a whole lot more fun!!

  • Terminal 21 is also my favorite mall in Bangkok. After living here for a year I would bring all my guests there just experience a mall like this. Good catch on the bathrooms most people miss out on it.

  • Another tip you haven’t included – Grab (asian equivalent for Uber) makes often discounts for those who travel to or from Terminal 21 in Bangkok! Certainly worth trying, because sometimes you can even get back home/to your hotel for free! 🙂

  • Seeing this post made me miss the mall and Asoke again, sighhh! Can’t wait to go back. You did a wonderful post on Terminal21, Darlene! The little fruit stall right outside the food court freshly cut sweet fruit, I love!

  • I regret skipping this place. ? I was planning to go to terminal 21 as it was suggested by my uber driver during my first night (which i also came from the horrible apartment that i booked from airbnb and I escaped from it and booked to another hotel) But i only had 2days in bangkok so i thought going to malls are not worthy. My bad!! Thanks for bringing me around terminal 21 mall. ?

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