Siam Paragon, Parc Paragon, and Siam Station
|Location||Rama I Road, Pathum Wan|
|Opening date||9 December 2005|
|Management||Siam Paragon Development by Siam Piwat and The Mall Group|
|Owner||Crown Property Bureau (land)|
|Total retail floor area||400,000 m2 (4,300,000 sq ft) (retail area)|
|No. of floors||10 (including the underground)|
|Public transit access||Siam Station|
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.
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 15 billion baht or US$450 million. It covers an area of 52 rai (8.3 ha; 21 acres).
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.
- BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit and Silom Lines – Siam station has a skybridge linked to Siam Paragon's M floor.
- Parking – 100,000 square metres, accommodating 4,000 cars.
Department store and retail shopsEdit
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.
Thai traditional artEdit
There is a section of Thai traditional arts shops offering a range of decorative silk, ivory and antique items.
Royal Paragon HallEdit
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.
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