If you are planning a trip to Nakhon Ratchasima then it is worth noting that there are a number of good places where you can do some excellent shopping. Korat is not as large as Bangkok however it has an excellent mall and various areas with a high concentration of shops and stores.

The Mall

This is a large US style mall and is located in the center of town. There are more than a hundred different stores there as well as dozens of food and beverage outlets. The most famous ones include KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Sizzlers Steak House and Dunkin Donuts. The Mall is also home to a number of wonderful entertainment venues including a large and modern multi screen movie theatre, arcade area and a world class gym. Visitors will also find a wide range of banking facilities in the building.

Tesco Lotus

This massive British retail giant has locations in all major Thai cities and tourist destinations and one is also located close to the city center of Korat. There are also numerous smaller shops located in the complex as well as a number of different small restaurants and banks. Please note that there is both outdoor and indoor parking for both cars and motorbikes.

Big C

The most popular shopping venue is most certainly the Big C due to its overwhelming selection of products and its competitive pricing policy. Other than Big C you will also find a few dozen smaller stores as well as a KFC and an excellent food court. I would suggest for you to avoid visiting the local Big C during the weekend as it does get extremely busy and it could be hard finding a parking place and there will be big lines at the cashiers.

Klang Plaza 1 & 2

There are two different Klang Plaza’s which are generally known as the old and new Klang Plaza’s. They both however seem to offer the same type of products, brand names and both have a western style supermarket in the basement. The type of clothing that they offer tends to be well known western brand names and high quality local items.

IT Center

Thailand is well known for its low prices and outstanding assortment of IT products. If you would like to purchase a new mobile phone, a netbook or perhaps some of the latest software or DVD titles then do head over to the IT center which is a large mall filled with various computer retail stores and repair centers.

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