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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shoppers paradise - Thailand Bangkok Part 1

Whenever we visit new places we always go in with a mindset of the destinations as to what are the places for sightseeing, which are the beautiful places to see.

For me it is always, what all i can shop and where?But due to incomplete or lack of knowledge or research we many a times miss the beautiful markets and buys and repent later. Sounds familiar? your story too?

So i was going through one such research of mine and just decided to make a post about it.

Lets start with Thailand , Bangkok--

Thailand is known for its fabulous finds at throw away prices but when many first timers visit or for that matter many get fooled by going to the big malls and not getting their size(Thais are petite)

Everything and anything you want in fashion is available here.
So do carry a lot of money to shop over here or else you will really repent later on.



Shopping markets-

Chatuchak Market/J.J. Market- Bangkok's local weekend market. A huge market with thousands of stalls selling a large variety of cheap clothes with good quality !!!
Shops of budding thai designers pricing their products at $5-$12 per item.
works on Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday (until about 6 p.m.).

MBK Mall - one of the best places to buy cheap clothes in Bangkok. Little boutiques, branded shops as well as inexpensive tailors that can make you anything you want very cheaply.

Siam Square - Market for the university students at any time of the day and night. so has to be latest fashion garments at really inexpensive prices. 
As i said for university students (Localites being petite) you wont get clothes to fit the the average people ( above US 8 -10 size)

Bobae Market - Shoppers paradise. Very cheap but you have to buy three or four pieces at each stall. Prices are $1.50 per t shirt.

Baiyoke Markets - Cheap but have to buy at least two pieces (any design, not nocecessarily same design.)
Pricea-$1.50 per t shirt, sometimes even $1 per shirt and the quality is beautiful. You get large as well as small sizes.

Patpong's Night Market-   Must night shopping destinations

Central world and Siam Paragon Malls for all the big brands and Glamour ..

Deciding what to buy, and comparing prices around, is a good start. Things start to get really cheap when you're buying bulk. And don't worry about carrying everything around with you; most places will package and deliver straight to your hotel, and there are also several shipping agents around. The golden rule for bargaining is to do so with a smile - your most important negotiating tool!

For more shopping venues, head towards the Ratchaprasong and Chidlom-Ploenchit areas, here you'll find CentralWorld, and other options like the posh Gaysorn, a Big C Superstore (department store), as well as upmarket Amarin Plaza and Peninsula Plaza. A skywalk also connects from here all the way to that other of holy shopping grounds, Siam.

Then there are the local departmental stores which offer you great buys.

Dont forget to Bargain...

did i forget anything, please share your Thailand shopping destinations.
which destination should i cover next in the shoppers paradise?
waiting to read your  precious comments.



  1. OMG OMG OMG just feel like running there right away :P
    new post up on my blog:

    1. I know,, its like getting lost in your very one big shop ,,, and keep shopping ,, sigh


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