Shopping in Thailand is an enriching experience as this country has allured everyone with its reputation of being a bargain hunter’s paradise. With the introduction of the currency Baht in 1997 shopping in Thailand got more boost. What mazes the people who come here is the enormous variety of items which you can shop for here . Staring from designer items in the up market Malls to ethnic handicrafts and bric a brac in the various markets.
As the department stores keep open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm it is all the more easier for people to indulge in shopping to their heart’s content in Thailand. There are also Night Markets where you can dine in the open before going on a shopping spree. Things for which you can do shopping in Thailand are Antiques or ethnic items designed in a traditional way though you will require special permission if the items are more than 100 years old.
Bags and Luggage like Handbags, backpacks, wallets, purses, briefcases and suitcases etc in variety of styles and shapes. Apparels, as Thailand lead in manufacture and export of clothes and here not only you get designer brands but also local brands as well.
Fabrics: Shopping in Thailand cannot be complete without buying Thai silk with various hues and designs.
Gold, here you will get pure 24 karat solid gold. Jewelry is another item which must be in your shopping list while you are on vacation in Thailand. Here you will get wide variety of gems and gemstones.
Lacquerware, try buying those items with mother of pearl inlaid in the black lacquer.
Silver and Bronze trinket , Wood carved items, shops here in Thailand will take care of the shipment of large items as well.
At Bangkok you will find Suriwong/Silom Area: Find here jewelry, gemstones, antiques, ceramics, leather goods, men’s and women’s clothing, handicrafts, Thai silk and cottons, electrical and photographic goods etc.
Mahesak/Silom/New Road Area: Shop here for gemstone ,jewelry, antiques, tailored clothing, and modern Thai and Asian paintings.
Phloenchit/Pathumwan Area : Here you will find the well known World Trade Center, Siam Square, Siam Center and Mahboonkrong.
Chiang Mai is ideal for buying furniture as well as hill tribe crafts, silk, silverware, lacquer ware, carvings and beautiful paper umbrellas
Pattaya has variety of shopping malls where you can shop for clothing, jewelry, leather goods, paintings, bronze ware etc
In Phuket the beach resorts have a plethora of shops selling toiletries, souvenirs and handicrafts etc. You will also get here Lacquerware, nielloware, paintings, silk, jewelry etc.