Duty Free Border Downtown | Downtown Duty Free Bangkok
Downtown Duty Free Bangkok
Downtown duty free shopping is a concept that is well known in Pacific and Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Macau, Singapore, The Philippines and Thailand, the practice is now spreading to other countries around the world.
It means that visitors to these countries can purchase duty free and tax-free goods outside the airport or the port area. Some local rules and restrictions apply and the retailers will be able to inform you in detail.
You must take your passport with you when you shop and it is advisable to have a copy of your flight or cruise ticket with you which shows that you are a travelling visitor and non-resident of the country.
Some retailers are obliged to deliver your purchases to you at the airport or port for your departure as Downtown shopping requires the export of the goods. The product ranges in many of these stores focus on beauty product, (perfumes, cosmetics and make-up), high fashion brands, leather goods, jewellery and watches. But, liquors and tobaccos can be found in many stores.
King Power are the largest duty free retailer in Thailand, they have an extensive downtown shopping complex called the King Power Centre at Soi Rang Nam in the centre of Bangkok. They also run a similar complex in Pattaya at the coastal resort.
Companies operating worldwide Downtown Duty Free shopping outlets include: DFS Galleria (Gulf States, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Saipan), King Power (Bangkok), Zon Duty Free (Malaysia), Nuance (Australia), Duty Free Americas DFA (Macau), China Duty Free CDF (Cambodia), Ever Rich Corp (Taiwan) and in South Korea there are numerous retailers, such as Hotel Shilla, Lotte, AK Duty Free, KTO, Paradise and Walkerhill, Liverpool (Mexico).