Shopping in Bangkok is a success! Ikea and Mega

I was once asked whether there is Ikea in Thailand? I became thoughtful, but there was no such information in my head. I had to google, as a result I learned that it opened in 2012 in Bangkok. I will not say that I am a direct ardent admirer of this Swedish company, but I really like furniture and some things from there, they are inexpensive and comfortable. We have in the apartment in Moscow a lot of petty stuff from Ikea. The only negative is that it is better not to go there with your wife, because so much at once it becomes necessary. And supposedly everything is cheap, only for 100-200 rubles, but in the end there is a decent amount. Marketers have calculated everything correctly. So it's better to go there only with the stern male logic, otherwise you will have to leave with large packages ...

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Ikea in Bangkok

Basically, to get an idea aboutgoods in Thai Ikea, you can simply go to its official website. But I wanted to see it personally, and also to buy Egor’s toy and a knife sharpener (it is light and comfortable), so I went there.

The results of my shopping in Bangkok :)

The results of my humble shopping in Bangkok :)

Ikea in BKK inside is almost the same as in Moscow: two floors, similar to showrooms, even the location of departments and their sequence do not differ. Everything, as we have on Teplo Stan. It may well be that the assortment varies slightly, but if this is so, it is insignificant, because then, here and there, I met this or that thing that I once bought in Russian Ikea, and nothing radically different had seen.

Ikea in Bangkok

Ikea in Bangkok

Ikeevskaya playground

Ikeevskaya playground

Playground only for children 100-130 cm and coupons

Playground only for children 100-130 cm and coupons

Normal showroom on the ground floor of Ikea

Normal showroom on the ground floor of Ikea

Rack, as we have in Moscow

Rack as in our apartment in Moscow

Cheap children's chairs, which are not enough for Samui

Cheap children's chairs, which we lacked on Samui

Useful for travel thing!

Useful for travel thing!

Standard lower floor

Standard lower floor

And shopping is no stranger to monks

And shopping is no stranger to monks

Running dogs at the box office

Running dogs at the box office

Ikeevskie chocolates with Russian signatures

Ikeev chocolates at 35 baht (!) With Russian signatures

I walked around Ikea and did not leave the strange feeling that I was at home in Moscow. And only when I paid attention to faces, I understood that I am still in Asia, not in Russia. :) And it was also interesting to see what kind of food would be sold in an Ikeev’s restaurant, typhoon or European.

All the same, only Asian faces

All the same, only Asian faces

Ikeev restaurant has not done without typhoid

Ikeev restaurant has not done without typhoid

On the Internet, they write that with Thai Ikea wasconjugated a series of scandals and incidents. Now they have the name of some thing was in tune with Thai rudeness, then they released advertising commercials, which the ladies did not like very much ...

Mega in Bangkok

Next to Ikea is Mega (the buildings are connectedamong themselves), so that shopping lovers can come here in the morning to spend the whole day here. The shopping center is quite large: there are shops with all sorts of famous brands, all Thai banks, a cinema, Tops Market, a food court with a good choice and so on. But most of all I liked the fact that there are a lot of playgrounds here, they met me with some periodicity.

Mega in Bangkok (the letters are written very differently)

Mega in Bangkok (the letters are written very differently)

On the street fountain

On the street, the fountain "try to run without getting wet"

Carriages for children and disabled people for hire

Carriages for children and disabled people for hire

Mega inside

Mega inside

Liked the design of the windows of cones

Liked the design of the windows of cones

Which mall without food court

Which mall without food court

Employees and guards are moved to the segway

Employees and guards are moved to the segway

Children's store with normal strollers

Children's store with normal strollers

Playgrounds in Mega scattered around the perimeter

Playgrounds in Mega scattered around the perimeter

Where is Ikea-Mega and how to get there

Ikea is not very conveniently locatedgetting is not so easy. More precisely, it may not be difficult to get there, only for a long time if you do not live in the same area (south-east of Bangkok). There is no metro near it, so initially you need to get to BTS Bang Na stations or Airport link Hua Mak, the closest thing from them. And then already by bus, or Taxito whom it is more convenient.

I went there by bus, and back by taxi. I went out at the station. Mak Mak reached the bus stop (500m) to the bus stop, asked Google Maps on which bus (133, 537, 207) I should go and drove. So, the 207 did not reach Ikea, we had to change, but this is not critical, it is difficult to get confused and there are a lot of buses running around.

Back took a taxi straight to the condominium, and thatwas a mistake. Rush hour and a half hours in traffic jams. And I did not get to the apartment, I finally asked to take the subway. So during the rush hour it is better not to drive, get back via BTS or Airport Link.

I also want to finally say a few words about housing inBangkok, suddenly someone come in handy. I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

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