ICONSIAM or ‘The Icon of Eternal Prosperity’ is Bangkok’s newest and largest shopping destination located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It combines the best of Thailand’s retail stores and entertainment within one massive place. So, don’t miss out a chance to visit this landmark on your trip to Bangkok!
From Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, there are many easy ways to reach the megamall. For those who have private cars, it takes only a 15-minute drive from our hotel. Or if you want to use public transportation, walk to BTS Saphan Takin sky train station then head to Sathorn pier is a great choice. The station is only a 10-minute walk from our hotel. As soon as you arrive at the pier, look for a free shuttle boat service. It is available every day from 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM. In addition, you can get off at BTS Thonburi station, then take a free shuttle bus to the landmark. For more details about transportation, visit the landmark’s official website.
After its grand opening in 2018, the landmark has quickly become a popular destination due to its unique concept and a variety of things to do. Whether you look for a museum, luxury brands, or famous restaurants, you’ll find them all in one place!
The whole area of ICONSIAM is so spacious that it covers both parts along the Chao Phraya River and Charoen Nakhon Road. The place aims to be more than just a shopping centre, but rather a global destination that is suitable for people from all walks of life. Thus, whether you’re a local or a tourist, a teenager or an adult, you’ll find something you like here or even spend the whole day without getting bored. Especially for foreigners, ICONSIAM has become a new place to learn more about Thai culture in an exciting new way.
For the best shopping experience, the landmark features two main shopping complexes which are the ICONSIAM and the ICONLUXE. Both of them feature many luxury brands and stunning exterior designs that will blow your mind! Inspired by the local belief tied to the Chao Phraya River, the ICONSIAM shows how the floating vessel ‘Krathong’ is folded. Likewise, the ICONLUXE features a special glass that forms vertical pleats all around the complex to represent the Thai dress ‘Sa-bai’.
In brief, ICONSIAM is a place for all. Add it to your wishlist is a great idea to make the most of your time in Bangkok. However, if you don’t have a clue about the landmark, we recommend you to check out these items to stay up to date with local trends.
Still thinking whether to visit this megamall? Explore these 7 wonders that will make your trip to ICONSIAM a real eye-opener!
First, take a relaxing walk at the River Park while admiring beautiful river views. The park covers the area of 10,000 square metres, making it a perfect location for large events and performances. Second, be amazed by Multimedia water feature or the longest fountain show in Southeast Asia. It’s truly an awesome dancing fountain show not to be missed. The 3rd wonder is SookSiam on the ground floor. Here, you’ll be surprised to see an indoor floating market where you can try local Thai food or buy local products.
Next, visit the River Museum Bangkok on the 8th floor. It is home to the country’s valuable antiques and the world’s important art pieces. Tourists can also learn more about the history and culture of Thailand here. Besides, there is the True Icon Hall on the 7th floor for hosting international events and concerts. With 3000 seats, this world-class conference hall is equipped with high-tech meeting facilities to suit all types of events.
What’s more? You can expect to see the Gold Line Monorail in the near future. This rail system will connect guests from all directions to reach ICONSIAM in a more convenient way. The landmark will soon become a hub of transportation linking all road, rail, and water transports. Finally, if you are into arts, you’ll love the Art Synergy Phenomenon which gathers a large number of artworks made by famous artists from around the world.
Now, you may realize that to experience everything that this massive landmark has to offer in one day is impossible! We recommend you to find a hotel that is not far away from the attraction so that you can go there as many times as you want. Therefore, if you are choosing where to stay near ICONSIAM, look no further than Novotel Bangkok Silom Road! The reason is you will love our perfect location as we are in the heart of Silom where vibrant street food meets busy business environments. The most important reason is that we are only a few steps away from Sathorn Pier where you can take a free shuttle boat to the landmark. This gives you endless opportunities to visit the mall. Don’t wait! Explore why we are among the top choices of hotels near ICONSIAM here and book your trip to Bangkok with us now.