Terminal 21 gives a whole new meaning to shopping in Bangkok. The world is brought to you in a single destination through one amazing cutting edge concept. Now you can either, walk into the maze of Tokyo’s boutiques, wonder through Carnaby Street in London, try out your bargaining skills at Istanbul’s souks or pamper those taste buds of yours at San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf; the choice is yours; after all they are all only a hop skip and a jump away.
Terminal 21 is a spectacle in all angles. It is actually part of the Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit and boasts of unique architecture in addition to its concepts. Its curvilinear glass-&-steel façade and large spacious interiors actually mimics a new age airport. The signs that signal arrivals in selected cities and the typical electronic display board found in airports with flight information are particularly awesome. Even the receptionist at the information’s desk is dressed in an air hostess uniform!
The experience of shopping in the Terminal 21 is really something else. There are 9 floors in the mall that houses a total of six hundred shops, a super market, a Cineplex and a wholesome and festive food court. Each of the nine floors symbolises a different nation and the entire theme and ambience of the floor is truly authentic to the nation it mirrors. There is the Caribbean, San Francisco, Rome, France, London, Istanbul and a touch of the Middle East as well. The diversity one can experience while shopping here gives one a sense of excitement along with the pleasures of shopping.
The Mall has also earned the name of being a haven for food lovers. The San Francisco theme on the 4th and 5th floors is a paradise loaded with 50 restaurants and cafes all vying for your attention. You get a number of outlets of famous restaurant chains here. If you are craving a treat of local food, head up to the Pier 21 located on the 5th floor. The food court here is fantastic and gives you a fabulous taste of authentic Thai.
While holidaying in Thailand, do not miss out on the many hidden attractions found here; the most popular being the Bangkok Cruise tour. When it comes to the Bangkok cruises always go for the Anantara Cruises Thailand.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+