Pathum Wan (Thai ปทุมวัน) ist eine der 50 Khet (Bezirke) in Bangkok, der Hauptstadt von Thailand. Pathum Wan ist ein zentraler Stadtdistrikt im Osten. Er wird im Norden von der „Thanon Rama I“ (Rama-I.-Straße) und im Süden von der „Thanon Rama IV“ (Rama-IV.-Straße) begrenzt.
MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong (Thai: มาบุญครอง), is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-story Tokyu department store.
The MBK Center management reports daily visitor numbers of more than 100,000, half of whom are young Thai people and a third foreign visitors.
The MBK Center is popular with tourists, although the majority of shoppers are Bangkok residents. Knockoff items can be found in abundance at this shopping complex, but prices are much higher than one would expect. Many stores selling authentic merchandise are also available. MBK Center is connected to the Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon shopping mall by elevated walkways, both of which are more upscale and have only authentic goods.