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Emporium (Bangkok)

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Emporium is a luxury in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok, Thailand, which opened in 1997 and it is a part of The EM District. It is owned and operated by The Mall Group and another mall, Siam Paragon.

It is located on Sukhumvit Road at Sukhumvit Soi 24 beside Queen's Park and connected directly to the Phrom Phong Station on the Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain by a footbridge. It is owned by the same company as Siam Paragon and its direct competitor is Central Group. Both companies along with hypermarket operators Carrefour, Tesco Lotus and Big C, the latter partially owned by Central Group.

Along with Emporium department store, the mall contains a cinema multiplex and book, record, fashion and trinket shops, a grocery store, a food court and many upscale restaurants.

Emporium is a popular hub for entertainment, food and education for local residents and visitors. Inside are 'Emprivé Cineclub by SF Corporation', an exhibition hall, children's play centres and restaurants.



Emporium was designed by J+H Boiffils. Emporium was their first shopping mall design project in Thailand. They later designed Siam Paragon, another Bangkok shopping mall, for the same developer. Emporium was Bangkok’s first luxury lifestyle mall offering venues for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment, and supermarket in one complex. With the launch of the Bangkok sky train system several years later, Emporium was the first mall to allow direct access from the skytrain station into the mall.

The EM District Expansion

On 7 May, The Mall Group announcement the 6 new projects. Including the re-announcing of the Emporium Quartier and the Emporium Sphere, and called them as "The EM District". The EM District is a group of the three Emporium's shopping malls including the current shopping mall and the 2 new projects a. The EM District are:

  • Emporium - The current shopping mall. On 8 May onward, The Emporium is a part of The EM District and restyled as Emporium. At now, the project is re-launching in "The Epitome of Style" concept and under renovation for some flagship luxury store and estimated to be completed for all renovation project in Q3 2015.
  • EmQuartier - The second branch of The EM District shopping mall group. Located on the opposite site of current shopping mall. The project has launched in May 2015.
  • Emsphere - The third branch of The District EM shopping mall group. Located on the next empty plant of Benchasiri Park. The project is expected to start construction in 2015, with completion estimated for early 2017.


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