800. Bangkok Part 6 | Iconsiam Summer Kite Playground

Iconsiam kite show
I'm not usually into shopping malls but the good ones in Asia are really on another level. They are often well-designed with lots of different types of stores, restaurants, outdoor terraces, events etc and just an overall nice place to spend the day walking around. Iconsiam is a fairly new mall here in Bangkok (I believe they opened in 2018). We live just across the river from it so we've visited a couple of times. I really love it and think it is now my favourite mall in the world!

During this time they have the "Summer Kit Playground" event (which happens every weekend in the evenings I think). There's a lot of installations and large kites - as you can see on the side, even a blue whale!

The mall is HUGE (and it's not even the largest in Bangkok). So on our first visit we only explored about 3 floors out of 7. Well we visited the eating area ("floating market"), one restaurants area, and I bought a new Louis Vuitton bag! Afterwards we checked out the Summer Kite Playground outside before heading back. The mall offers free shuttle boats bringing people from side to side. I will post the remaining floors of the mall in another upcoming post..

leftbanked despacito Iconsiam Iconsiam kite showOur building is the one across the river with the gold dome on the roof.

Iconsiam Bangkok
During my trips to Hong Kong in the past, I would love visiting all the malls and taking photos of all the stores, interior design and architecture. I did exactly that here too. It felt like deja vu - I really missed shopping in Asia! I always find a lot of unique clothes that I like from Asia. In Toronto I have a really hard time shopping because it is quite rare for me to find something I like enough to buy.

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Another thing about malls in Asia is that they have very beautiful and clean washrooms! Usually there is someone in there cleaning the stall right after its been used (not just during COVID times).

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The people here in Thailand have all been very friendly so far. I was taking a photo of this floating market boat and the woman was facing forward at first. Then she turned around as I was taking the photo - I expected her to not be happy with it but instead she smiled for my photo. Ater spending a few months in Morocco just prior, I've gotten used to being told off for taking photos of people lol. (There they REALLY hate being in photos, even if they are just in the background).

Iconsiam Bangkok mango sticky rice Iconsiam Bangkok durian Iconsiam Thai milk tea Iconsiam Bangkok Iconsiam light festival Iconsiam light festival Iconsiam Bangkok Iconsiam BangkokIconsiam part 2 to come in a future post! At the very top is a giant Starbucks.


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