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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular things to buy in Bangkok?

Saurabh Srivastava DEC 10 2012
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Any vacation is incomplete without a spree of retail therapy, right? Head to the eye catching shops that line the small lanes, busy streets, floating markets and basically every market to pick up the best goodies of what Bangkok has to offer! Some of the popular things to buy here are:

  • Electronics

    Two thirds of travellers to Bangkok are undoubtedly looking to grab a steal deal on one electronic item or other, most commonly LCD or LED televisions. From funky, innovative gadgets to your luxury picks at a fraction of the prices give you reason enough to pick up mp3 players, cameras, televisions, dvd players, mobile phones, microwaves and basically all gadgets under the sun. If you belong to this tribe, head to Panthip Plaza or MBK centre to pick up cheap gadgets!

  • Imitation Goods

    Tourists who scorn on high end brands and their higher price tags, can simply head to the inviting markets of Bangkok and pick up a goodie in your favourite designer label at half the price! From handbags to apparel and from Louis Vuitton to Prada, you find it all here and at unbelievable prices. But when picking up all these goodies at the price you do, be prepared for running colours and stitches coming off, after all you can’t have the best of quality and quantity!

  • Thai Handicrafts

    Passed over generations and perfected over centuries, Thai Handicrafts are a treat for the eyes and just what you need to decorate your home. Pick up curios crafted from wicker, palm leaves, wood, rattan and coconuts in all sorts of unbelievable shapes and sizes and take back the perfect conversation piece for the centre table in your drawing room. You can pick up these handicrafts from Chatuchak Weekend Market.

  • Antiques

    Famous for its stone and metal work antiques, shops in Bangkok stock both ancient antiques and their modern reproductions for the interested buyers. Checkout figurines, telescopes, Buddha statues, cymbals and swords but settle for the modern reproduction in you don't have an eye for original antiques as you might be just end up being fleeced.

With all the interesting and appealing things you are going to find here, you might just need an extra suitcase to pack all you buy! Head to these markets, stroll down the colourful bylanes and come back with some beautiful gifts and keepsakes.

Snigdha Jain Feb 11 2013
1 person found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Apart from above -

Tailored Clothes  - All over Bangkok you see numerous tailors with small shops in all markets. These tailors keep materials and designs and you can select the combinations and get custom tailored clothes made in  2-3 days time. They also deliver at your hotel.


Imitation Jewellary - Platinum Mall has an amazing collection of jewellary and that too at really cheap prices.

You can check for addiitonal information at http://getsetandgo.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/places-to-shop-in-bangkok/ 

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