Thailand – The paradise for shopping

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Coming to Thailand, you have the opportunity not only to visit the amazing temples and festivals but also to shop. You can buy a lot of things for friends and family. Shopping is also an important reason to travel to Thailand.

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Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is the largest shopping complex in Bangkok and considered as the shopping paradise here. Siam Paragon is not only for the upper class. Siam Paragon has a basement food bank and about 5 shopping floors. The ground floor is Gourmet Market. It is said to be the largest supermarket in Thailand. The mezzanine and the first floor are reserved for Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, Hugo, Boss, Gucci, Versace, Franck, Muller, Hary Winston and Rolex. The second floor sells sports equipment and entertainment products, golf apparel, audio equipment such as Samsung, Plaza, Sony Style, Bang & Olufson and Boss. This floor also features spa stores, a selection of optical products and a gold stall. The third and 4th floor are home to trendy department stores and large bookshops. The fifth and sixth floor are places for movie theatres and entertainment … Beside Paragon is the centre of Siam where there are a lot of clothing shops. On the ground floor, you can sip and enjoy some of the finest coffee in the area.

Ratchaprasong

This is the place for the world famous fashion brands and Thai furniture and handicraft.

Erawan Bangkok complex

This place serves the delicious dishes from 15 countries and clothing stores, spas and fitness centre.

Pratunam

It is known as the largest apparel retailer in Bangkok.

Platinum fashion mall (via novotelbangkokploenchit)

Platinum Mall

Inside the supermarket are shops selling cheap clothes, T-shirts and uniforms. This is an attractive shopping destination for traders, office workers, students and Thai students because many items can be reduced the price when buying in large quantities.

Pratunam Market near Platinum is a miniature version of Platinum with countless stalls selling kinds of bags, sunglasses, handmade jewellery and souvenirs at wholesale prices.  This market is closed prematurely, only to 3 pm.

Silom – Surawong – Patpong

Silom Road, the main artery of the Bangkok trade, is paralleled and connected to Patpong Road. Silom Complex: The Central Department Store offers a variety of very low priced items including designer clothing, toys, kitchen equipment and footwear.

In the evening, the area becomes more lively with stalls selling old furniture, wooden candlesticks, pillows, lanterns, jewellery chains, and a variety of antiques. The most eye-catching items in this market are usually designed handbags, leather goods, silk shirts, watches, briefcases, t-shirts cheap bamboo lamps, Thai embroidery tapestries and religious statues. The market is opened from 18h00 to 01h00 daily.

Chinatown and Phahurat

Chinatown in Bangkok is the main trading street of Chinese (moved here in 1972).

There are many gold shops located along the Yaowarat Road. If you buy a chain, a ring or jewellery, Chinatown is the best destination in Bangkok.

Walking is the best way to explore Chinatown. And in fact, there are some areas where pedestrians are allowed to enter, such as Sampheng.

Night market in Bangkok (via bangkok.com)

Suan Lum night market

This giant night market is the epitome of Thailand with its full range of leisure and shopping facilities. The open-air market has a dense network of 3,700 souvenir shops, paper, ceramics, silk garments, interior decorations and some of the unique products in Thailand are OTOP. There are also a number of boutiques offering designer gowns, handbags, jewellery and refined cloth items.

Shopping is not the only pleasures at Suan Lum. There are also small spas that offer traditional Thai massage and health treatments. Near the entrance are a huge beer garden and outdoor restaurants. Every night there is a music show at the stage of young singers and beautiful Thai dancers.

The Joe Louis Puppetry (Thai Puppetry) and BEC Tero Hall (International Performance Show) are other attractions of the night market.

Maboonklong MBK

Maboonklong is one of the famous supermarket and shopping centre in Thailand, a popular destination for shopping lovers. Coming here, you can enjoy food, watch movie or massage. There are numerous of items here at the reasonable prices.

Chatuchak weekend market

Chatuchak Market is the largest market in Thailand and a cannot miss market when travelling there. You can buy everything from small things, expensive items,  furniture, home décor, wires, books, local food and even pets. This is also the meeting point of the amateurs who love art.
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