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Bangkok Shopping - An Experience to Thrill and Delight

By: Vikas Dubey | Mar 26 2012 | 539 words | 769 hits

Welcome to Bangkok - a true buyers' paradise! Home to one of the largest outdoor markets worldwide, several shopping malls and countless of street-side vendors, Bangkok is capacious enough cater all lifestyles and budgets of shoppers. Shopping in Bangkok is really delightful and an experience like never before. The reason is simple that the city has almost everything you're looking for - from the most upscale to the trendiest, and the most fetid to the specialized ones. When you're in Bangkok, you have plenty of options to shop over with some of them offering the best value against every baht you spend. No matter whatever you choose to purchase and wherever you buy it, you would be better using your bargaining skill and spreading a big smile on face while shopping in Bangkok.

Where to Buy in Bangkok?

Shopping in Bangkok is not confined to just one or two destinations, and the city has many options, from small street shops to large shopping malls, through all its corners. Siam Square in Sukhumvit is one of the most famous shopping destinations in Bangkok. It's the place of luxury shopping malls and top departmental stores. Perhaps the largest shopping promenade in the city, Siam Square excels in home décor, jewel-toned fabrics and items of youth fashion. With dozens of specialized shops, several shopping plazas and well-known retailers & tailors, Silom is also Bangkok's main shopping district. Street stalls are in abundance here, though be careful for fakes. Shopping at Mahesak Road is also a great experience.

If you want to buy religious accessories, move ahead to Rattanakosin. Here a variety of amulets, monk bowls and Buddha statues can be purchased even at affordable rates. Sanam Luang Night Flea Market is another good choice for shoppers looking for ready-made clothes, both in retail and wholesale. Khao San Road is a popular shopping destination for tourists and the locals alike. This lively area is an ideal destination to shop for books, clothes, shoes and tailing materials. Some other destinations renowned for shopping in Bangkok include Phahonyothin, Thonburi, Pak Khlong Talat and Yaowarat Road. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi is a marketplace where products are sold through boats. This is one of the most famous markets in Bangkok, especially for tourists.

Some Recommendations for Buyers:

Bangkok is a great place for bargaining, but make sure you're capable enough to do so. The disparity between Thai baht and other currencies usually creates confusion during shopping. So, do your homework beforehand and get enough amount of your currency converted into Thai baht. Real Tai antiques are rare and costly, so don't trust any street-vender selling anything else looking old at cheap prices. Always buy these items from reputed antique dealers. Bangkok has numerous traders of gems and ornaments, but scams are also prevalent everywhere in the city. Buy them from a reliable source instead of any shop claiming ‘one-day sale' kind of discounts. Keep smiling and behave politely even you bargain hardly with a shopkeeper.

So, next time when you visit Bangkok, have the wonderful shopping experience in its lively markets. Tour package to Bangkok can easily be found over Internet that can ensure you an enjoyable and hassle-free tour to Bangkok.


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Hungry Bags is a reliable tour operator that provides the best in Thailand package, and ensure travelers have a wonderful journey to Bangkok and travel in Pattaya.
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