When you stay at the Indra Regent you are on the doorstep of some of the finest shopping in Bangkok. From its very own arcade and vibrant outdoor market nearby to large department stores.
Attached to Indra Regent Hotel is Indra Square consisting of over 300 small retail and wholesale shops. Indra Square offers trendy fashion and accessories for men, women, and children as well as other products from luggages to lingerie. There are also shops selling Thai arts and crafts, toys, electronics, mobile phone and accessories. You can also find reasonable-priced tailor shops offering 24-hours service with a full range of Thai silks, cottons, local and imported fabrics.
Fast food outlets such as McDonald's, KFC, Swensen's, Dairy Queen, and Black Canyon keep shoppers energised. On the third floor is a large fast food court featuring international and Thai cuisine.
The Indra Regent is ideally situated right in the heart of the Pratunam Market, famous for great bargains in readymade retail and wholesale garments, jewellery, leather goods, watches, and souvenirs.
Bangkok's best shopping centers are within a few kilometers of the Indra Regent Hotel. Most of them are within walking distance while others are approximately 10 minutes away by taxi.
The exotic hand-woven Thai silk is perhaps the best buy in Bangkok. The legendary American, Jim Thompson, introduced radiant colorfast dyes to Thai silk in the 50's. His bold innovations resulted in the bright spectrum of shades displayed in the plaids, stripes, and prints that grace the shops today. A branch of the Jim Thompson Store is located in the Isetan Department Store at the Central World Plaza.
Gems & Jewellery
The art of jewelry making is a time-honored practice in Thailand. Many jewellers specializing in gold, jade, diamonds and other precious stones can be found in the Indra Shopping Arcade and in various shopping centres near the hotel.
Handicrafts & Antiques
Most Thai handicrafts come from the northern region of Thailand. You can visit the Narai Phand Handicraft Center on Rajadamri Road for these products in Bangkok. Supported by the Thai government, this store has every possible handicraft at fixed prices.
Bangkok has no shortage of clothing outlets. The Pratunam Market, also known as the garment district, is lined with wholesalers and retailers of T-shirts and ready-to-wear garments. International and Thai designerwear are available at various shopping centres near the hotel. Thai designerwear is highly recommended due to its international standard, beautiful design, and inexpensiveness.