Nightingale–Olympic or The Nightingale–Olympic Co.,LTD. (Thai: ไนติงเกล-โอลิมปิก; or Nightingale is a department store in Thailand. It is the oldest shopping mall that still operating in Bangkok and all of Thailand, located at Tri Phet Road, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok's Wang Burapha and Phahurat neighborhoods.

Nightingale-Olympic in 2019, being painted brightly
LocationPhra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates13°44′44″N 100°29′57″E / 13.7454714°N 100.4992175°E / 13.7454714; 100.4992175Coordinates: 13°44′44″N 100°29′57″E / 13.7454714°N 100.4992175°E / 13.7454714; 100.4992175
Address70 Tri Phet Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom
Opening dateAugust 5, 1966 (1966-08-05) (officially)[1]
DeveloperThe Nightingale-Olympic Co.,LTD.
ManagementAroon Niyomvanich
OwnerThe Nightingale-Olympic Co.,LTD.
No. of floors7

Nightingale opened in 1930 (two years before Siamese revolution) by Nat Niyomvanich, a Dawoodi Bohra descent businessman,[2] starting with a single shophouse near Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. Later, on August 5, 1966, it officially opened under the present name Nightingale–Olympic.

Nightingale was considered to be a popular shopping mall in the 1960s, when the shopping centers of Wang Burapha (Buraphaphirom Palace) area were popular among teenagers of those days like Siam Square in modern times. It is the center of cosmetics, stationeries, fashion clothes, lingeries, musical instruments, beauty salons, sports goods and also Thailand's first fitness club. It uses the slogan "Hub of Sporting Goods, King of Musical Instruments, Queen of Cosmetics".[1]

Currently, Nightingale has seven floors of three shophouses operated by Aroon Niyomvanich, a younger sister of Nat the founder, now she is over 90 years old.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "ย้อนตำนานห้างเก่าในยุคใหม่ "ไนติงเกล-โอลิมปิค"" [Retracing legend the old mall in new age "Nightingale–Olympic"]. Manager Online (in Thai). 2004-08-04.
  2. ^ Chak Rak Su Rao Season 2 (2022-04-06). "กรุงเทพฯ เมื่อแรกสร้าง : กอบกู้ ก่อร่าง สร้างเมือง" [Bangkok when the first built : salvage, shaping, building a city]. Thai PBS (in Thai). Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  3. ^ Praphanwong, Suchada (2011-08-18). ""ไนติงเกล โอลิมปิค" ห้างแรกของเมืองไทย" ["Nightingale–Olympic" Thailand first's department store]. Prachachat (in Thai).

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