Siam Paragon

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Siam Paragon
Thailand Bangkok SiamParagon Night.jpg
Siam Paragon, Parc Paragon, and Siam Station
Location Rama I Road, Pathum Wan
Bangkok, Thailand
Opening date 9 December 2005
Management Siam Paragon Development by Siam Piwat and The Mall Group
Owner Crown Property Bureau (land)
Architect J+H Boiffils
Total retail floor area 400,000 m2 (retail area))
No. of floors 10 (including the underground)
Parking 100,000 cars
Public transit access Siam Station
Website www.siamparagon.co.th
Main Atrium

Siam Paragon (Thai: สยามพารากอน) is a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the sixth largest mall in Thailand.[citation needed]

Siam Paragon includes a range of specialty stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex (15 large screen cinemas), the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium, an exhibition hall, the Thai Art Gallery, and an opera concert hall. It also has a bowling alley and karaoke centre. It is a joint venture by Siam Piwat, the company that owns the adjacent Siam Center/Siam Discovery shopping malls, and The Mall Group, which owns The Emporium. Siam Paragon's financial results are not reported by the privately held Siam Paragon Development.[1]

History[edit]

Main entrance void
The Canal before renovation in 2016

Siam Paragon was built on the former site of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel, which was demolished in 2002 at the end of its lease. The site, leased for 30 years, is Crown Property Bureau land and at one time was the royal parkland of Sa Pathum Palace. The mall opened on 9 December 2005 at a cost of about US$20 billion. It covers an area of 52 rai (8.3 ha; 21 acres).

Location[edit]

Siam Paragon is on Rama I Road in Pathum Wan District, adjacent to other shopping areas. It is next door to Siam Center and Siam Discovery Center and opposite Siam Square. MBK Center is also nearby. An elevated walkway beneath the BTS Skytrain tracks links Siam Paragon to the Ratchaprasong intersection, where CentralWorld, Gaysorn and several other shopping malls and hotels are located.

Transportation[edit]

Department store and retail shops[edit]

Gourmet Garden in Ground floor completed in 2017
Exotique Thai in Level 4
Paragon Cinema in Level 5

The Paragon Department Store occupies 50,000 square metres. Another 40,000 square metres are devoted to retail shops selling goods ranging from apparel to groceries to expensive automobiles.[2]

Thai traditional art[edit]

There is a section of Thai traditional arts shops offering a range of decorative silk, ivory and antique items.

Royal Paragon Hall[edit]

The Royal Paragon Hall is a 12,000 square metre events facility, with a capacity of 5,000 persons suitable for concerts, conventions, and special exhibitions.[3]

Hotel[edit]

The Siam Kempinski Hotel and serviced apartment complex is on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) at the rear of the Siam Paragon property.[4]

Energy footprint[edit]

Siam Ocean World

Siam Paragon consumes roughly 123 GWh of electricity a year (2011). By comparison, over the same period, Mae Hong Son Province's quarter-million inhabitants used 65 GWh.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, Lan Anh (21 July 2006). "Unfinished Central World to hold grand opening", ThaiDay (print edition).
  2. ^ "Directory". Siam Paragon. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Why Us". Royal Paragon Hall. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "LOCAL INFORMATION". Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Kempinski. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  5. ^ Pasick, Adam (2015-04-05). "Bangkok's lavish, air-conditioned malls consume as much power as entire provinces". Quartz. Retrieved 10 Apr 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°44′47″N 100°32′6″E / 13.74639°N 100.53500°E / 13.74639; 100.53500