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Pantip Plaza taken from Baiyoke Tower 2
|Location||New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Opening date||23 April 2012|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|No. of floors||5, including the mezzanine|
Pantip Plaza is open daily from 10:00 to 21:00. However, the stores within the mall are free to operate at their own hours, so many stores open at around 11:00, whilst some close early, by around 19:30 to 20:00.
The mall has two anchors, IT City, which occupies the top floor, and Data IT on the mezzanine level. There are hundreds of small shops specialising in computer hardware, software, and accessories, including repair, modifications, networking, secondhand, laptops, Macintosh and peripherals.
Shops in Pantip Plaza offer a wide selection of new and second-hand computers from most of the major manufacturers, together with a selection of secondhand and custom equipment. Digital cameras, printers, music players, and games consoles are also available.
Software, games, and films
Pantip Plaza is a major source of unauthorized copies of software, with software for both Windows and Mac readily available. Applications software and games, together with unlicensed copies of music and films, including porn, are sold from many of the stalls on the lower three floors. Some legitimate software is available, but it is less popular and versions on sale are often obsolete ones.
Food and drink
Pantip Plaza has some restaurants on the ground floor, while food courts on the mezzanine level and second floor offer a wide selection of Thai cuisine, desserts and drinks.
Pantip Plaza 2
Pantip Plaza 2 is on Ngamwongwan Road in province of Nonthaburi.
Pantip Bangkapi is on Bangkapi Road in the province of Bangkok. Opened in May 2010 with 5 floors, it contains many brand name flagship stores such as Hewlett-Packard, Acer and VAIO. Although it has fewer stores than the original Pantip Plaza, it is one of the largest IT malls in the area.
In Chiang Mai, Pantip Plaza is on the corner of Chang Klan Road (Night Bazaar) and Sri Donchai Road. It also has a food court.
In popular culture
Pantip Plaza is featured in a hit song by Loso, "Pantip", which has a hook chorus, "Ja mai pai Pantip" ("จะไม่ไปพันธุ์ทิพย์" - "(I) will not go to Pantip") and is about a man dating a woman and taking her shopping at World Trade Center, MBK Center, and Siam Square, but he refuses to take her to Pantip Plaza because his ex-girlfriend works there. It is used in many governments' advertising campaigns to promote anti-infringement issues in Thailand.Coordinates: