Terminal 21, Bangkok

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t write a post about a shopping mall, but Terminal 21 in Bangkok has a theme that some might find interesting. The ground floor of the mall is designed to represent an airline terminal and it is located at the junction of Soi 21 in Sukhumvit – hence the name Terminal 21. It is adjacent to the Asoke BTS Skytrain station, so is very easy to reach.

Terminal 21 shopping mall

The ground floor includes an information desk, staffed by ladies in airline cabin crew type attire. There is a large display panel similar to those that display flight departures and the escalators have signs showing the ‘departures’ to different levels of the mall. Each level of the mall is designed to depict a different city or region. They include the Caribbean, Paris, London, Tokyo, Istanbul and San Francisco.

Information desk on the ground floor


Different levels overlook an atrium
‘Flight departures’ style display
‘Departure gates’ to the escalators
Lower Ground Level – the Caribbean
Decor on the Tokyo level
Level 2 – London
Store inside a London ‘tube’ train
‘Golden Gate Bridge’ on the San Francisco level

The mall contains lots of small shops, rather than big department ‘anchor’ stores, so there is a fair amount of variety of styles on offer. Many of the stores sell clothing but there are other types of goods on sale. There are also lots of food outlets scattered throughout the mall and there is even a multi-screen movie theatre. Shopaholics could have a good time here, particularly on a rainy day.


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