MBK Center

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MBK Center
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MBK Center
LocationPathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening date1985
DeveloperSirichai Bulakul
ManagementMBK PLC
OwnerThanachart Bank & Dusit Thani Group
No. of stores and services2,000
No. of anchor tenants2
No. of floors8
Public transit accessNational Stadium BTS Station, Siam BTS Station
Websiteshopping-destination.mbk-center.co.th
MBK Center Atrium

MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong(Thai: มาบุญครอง; RTGSmabunkhrong ), is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] At eight storeys, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-storey Tokyu department store.[2]

MBK Center management reports daily visitor numbers of more than 100,000, half of whom are young Thai people and a third foreign visitors.[3]

History[edit]

MBK was the largest shopping mall in Asia when it opened in 1985. It is on land leased from the adjacent Chulalongkorn University. This lease was renewed in 2002.[citation needed] MBK was named after the parents of the developer Sirichai Bulakul, Mah and Boonkrong, whose statues are found on the ground floor.

Location[edit]

MBK Center is in Pathum Wan District, on the southwest corner of the intersection of Rama I Road and Phaya Thai Road. It is close to Siam Square, which can be reached from the second floor via a covered pedestrian bridge over Phaya Thai Road, and Siam Center and Siam Paragon, which are across Rama I Road from Siam Square.[4] The mall is next to National Stadium.

Transportation[edit]

Layout[edit]

Department store[edit]

Hotel[edit]

  • The Pathumwan Princess Hotel is at the south end of MBK Center.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MBK Center". MBK Center. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Floor Directory". MBK Center. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ "MBK FAQ". MBK Center. Retrieved 7 January 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Siam Square Area Map". Bangkoksite.com. Retrieved January 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "Tokyu Department Store". AsiaWeb Direct. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  6. ^ "Pathumwan Princess location". Pathumwan Princess. Retrieved 2018-11-14.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°44′44″N 100°31′48″E / 13.74556°N 100.53000°E / 13.74556; 100.53000