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Shopping in Thailand

Thailand in Southeast Asia draws more tourists than any other countries in this part of Asia. With the spectacular scenic beauty, widespread beaches, renowned Buddhist temples and shopping malls Thailand is an ideal place for all types of tourists. Shopping in Thailand is another wonderful experience for the shopaholics as there are several shopping options. As most of the shopping complexes, restaurants, night clubs are in the major Thailand Cities, the tourists prefer to stay at any city hotel and enjoy the cream of Thailand Tours.

From open market, road side vendors to charming shopping malls, art galleries, antique shops Thailand offers you all to purchase a variety of goods. Generally markets remain open during daytime but in some areas, Night Markets are the special attraction. Besides these, there are many Departmental stores and Tax free shops.

You can find most of the famous Thailand Shops in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and in other main Thailand Cities. The Thailand Shops stock Thai silk and cottons, gemstones, silverwares, ceramics, celadon, woodcarvings, pewterware, nielloware, lacquerware, leather goods, tailored clothing, paintings and many exclusive handicrafts. Some rare Thai orchids with their magnificent colors are sure to tempt you to buy those for your beloved. You can purchase specially packed flowers from Bangkok International Airport and carry them home.

As a souvenir of your Thailand Tours, you may purchase the beautiful ornate Benjarong pottery, hand-painted colorful umbrella or celadon ceramics. Some of the major shopping areas in Bangkok are:
  • Mahesak/ Silom/New Road Area
  • Phloenchit/ Pathumwan Area
  • Pratunam/ Phetchaburi Road Area
  • Sukhumvit Road Area
  • Suriwong/ Silom Area
Some of the principal shopping places in Thailand are Bangrak market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Lang Krasuang Market, Thewet Market, China Town, Woeng Nakhon Kasem, Chiang Mai Craft, Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, Tha Sadet Market in Nong Khai, Naklua Market in Pattaya, Had Yai in Songkhla, Mai Sai in Chiang Rai and many more.

Set at a natural picturesque backdrop, the Floating Markets (Talaat Naam) draw the attention of the global tourists. Some of the famous Floating Markets in Thailand are:
  • Taling Chan Floating Market
  • Tha Kha Floating Market
  • Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market
  • Damnoen Saduak (Klong Lat Phli) Floating Market
Thailand Shops are a paradise for shoppers. You can't bargain in the Shops of Bangkok but at most other places bargaining is accepted. Language will not be barrier as English is widely spoken by these shopkeepers.

So, before you start your Thailand Tours, pack your bag with sufficient money so that you can shop according to your wish.

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