7-Eleven in Thailand: 8 reasons to love it

by Emiel van den Boomen on January 16, 2016

7-Eleven Thailand

Why on earth would I dedicate a blogpost to the 7 Eleven stores in Thailand? These are boring convenience stores, right? Ding-Dong…that annoying sound when you enter the shop. Terrible. Right?


At least for travelers, 7-Eleven has become part of the daily Thai life. It will actually be very difficult not to visit one while traveling in Thailand! Those who have been to Thailand for sure know what I’m talking about.

Hanging around 7 Eleven in Sukhothai

Do we like the 7-Eleven? Yes! It’s for sure the favorite go-to-place for our kids. Perfect stuff to ‘survive’ a day in the happy chaos of Bangkok. 7-Eleven will never disappoint you; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week your trustable partner for food, drinks, snacks and other travel must-haves….

What’s not to like?

Well, maybe the fact that you cannot really call this authentic Thai culture. However… the first 7-Eleven store was opened in Bangkok in 1989, 27 years ago! Not historic but part of contemporary Thai culture for sure.

7-Eleven in Thailand – you cannot miss it

There are over 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, of which half are in Bangkok! Really, the density of these stores in the Thai capital is amazing. Wherever you are in Bangkok you will find a 7-Eleven store nearby; some even say you will find one within a 5 minute walk from anywhere….

7 Eleven

What do they sell? Well, for us travelers everything you need for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack. Let me show you our favorite 7-Eleven (food) products!

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