MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong (Thai: มาบุญครอง), is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-story Tokyu department store. The MBK Center management reports daily visitor numbers of more than 100,000, half of whom are young Thai people and a third foreign visitors.
The MBK Center is popular with tourists, although the majority of shoppers are Bangkok residents. Many stores selling authentic merchandise are also available. MBK Center is connected to the Siam Discovery , Siam Center and Siam Paragon shopping mall by elevated walkways, both of which are more upscale and have only authentic goods.
MBK was the largest shopping mall in Asia when it opened in 1985. It is located on land leased from the adjacent Chulalongkorn University. This lease was renewed in 2002. MBK was named after the parents of the developer Sirichai Bulakul, Mah & Boonkrong, whose statues are located on the ground floor.
Shops and services
- Floors 1-3: Clothing and shoes, leather goods, cosmetics and hairstyling, toys, gold and jewellery
- Floor 4: Electronics, mobile phones, CD and MP3
- Floor 5: International food hall, restaurants, furniture, photography, computing
- Floor 6: Food court, souvenir shops
- Floor 7: Cinema, bowling, karaoke
- Floor 8: Cinema