I will be in Bangkok towards the end of May on the way home form an island holiday. I am after some advice on the markets and shopping. As I have been to Bangkok before and seen all the cultural sights this trip is all about the shopping. I arrive around lunch time on Friday and leave late Monday night. I'm staying at the Mercure Bangkok Siam. I have read as many posts as possible already on TA and would like some help finalising my plans.
My only definite plans are to visit the Chatuchak markets on Saturday. I would like to visit Bobae markets or Pratunam markets I am particularly interested in items for children, clothes, bags and accessories. Which one of these two markets would be best and when would be the best time to visit?
I would also like to visit China Town/Sampeng Lane but again I am wondering what those in the know think would be the best time to do so. I was also wondering if anyone from Australia has visited the Ikea store and if it's any different to the ones we have in Australia?
I will probably check out the Malls in the evening. Interested in any suggestions you may have. Thanks