The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok has a lot of large shopping malls. Of course there are the main ones like Siam Paragon, MBK, Platinum Fashion Mall, Siam Discovery but also a “smaller and Thai” ones like Union Mall (ยูเนี่ยน มอลล์). Its exact location Lad Prao Soi 1 is strategically placed on the opposite of the always busy Central Ladprao, the union mall has an easy access point from the MRT Phahon Yothin station.
The union mall houses a 150,000 square meters and 8 floors which of 3 floors are actually used for the shopping mall itself. Its a good location for those who find Central Ladprao or Chatuchak Weekend Market too hot and packed. The mall is filled with over a thousand market style vendors and here and there you find a few regular shops and restaurants.
There’s no facilities such as an cinema and/or a “real” entertainment center, just a small “entertainment” center which houses a couple of games for the youth. Mainly this mall is only good if you are looking for clothing items, shoes, fashion accessories for affordable prices. Many of the other big malls have much more facilities to offer, the mall is mainly for Thai youth to go and buy their clothes. Especially when outside the mall there’s a connected street market open everyday from 5 PM onwards.
In the basement floor there’s a food court and a TOPS supermarket for your grocery needs. The union mall is open everyday from 10 AM till 10 PM, as of latest visit we couldn’t find any information center or brochure to add. If the Union Mall doesn’t sound like your type of mall we would suggest you to tryout something with a complete different atmosphere, for example the India Emporium in Little India.