Located just up the street from Seacon Square and Paradise Park, along the busy Srinakarin Road, is Thanya Shopping Park. From the outside, Thanya appears to be just another community mall but you shouldn't judge a mall by its cover, remember?
Consisting of five interconnected blocks, Thanya Shopping Park gives an initial impression of something between K-Village and Rain Hill - except it isn't. Claiming to be the first eco-friendly shopping centre in Bangkok, it incorporates green elements from the get-go. With roughly 50 per cent of the space dedicated to foliage, it is ultra pet friendly and they are welcome on the premise.
The testament to the concept is reflected through the rooftop area that consists of a garden, activity area, fitness centre and running track. It's scheduled for completion in early 2013, which will see it grow to include healthy activities available for participation. Three of the five buildings are open air, which might be problematic for heat-sensitive shoppers looking to escape the horror of the sun. But rest assured - the considered air circulation makes the midday sun feel like an early morning breeze.