Thailand is a Mecca for shopaholics from across the world. Shoppers can here find anything and everything from Thai silk, fine handicrafts, pearls, silver & gold, etc. from local shopping markets to high end malls, Thailand has everything under one sun to please the curious shopper. Some of the famous shopping places in Thailand you must check-out are :
The Chatuchak weekend market is the largest Bangkok. Spread over an area of 35 acres, the market that operates on weekend has more than 15, 000 stalls or shops. On an average the market receives around 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day. Most of the stalls at the market remain open on Saturdays and Sunday. From here one can shop a variety of products including household items Thai handicrafts, clothing, collectibles, religious artefacts, foods, as well as animals.
A major tourist attraction, the floating market is situated on the Damnoen Saduak Canal in the region of Bangkok. The market gives an insight to visitors into the traditional idea of trading in Thailand. Here you can see merchants selling fruits and vegetables on colourful canoes. Apart from this particular market, there are also some other shopping markets you must check-out in Thailand.
The MBK Shopping Centre is no doubt one of the most famous shopping centres in Bangkok. The eight storey shopping centre comprises more than 2,000 stores which sell everything from clothes, electronics, and luggage to furniture and even DVDs. Shoppers can also get some great deals and discounts at the stores. The shopping centre is also home to Tokyu Department Store, a famous Japanese department store, only found at MBK.
Popularly known as the Jewel of Asia, The Siam Paragon is the best place for shoppers who can splurge on their hobby. Here you can find a great range of luxury goods from local and international brands at the 250 shops. Though you will find a price tag for everything found here, you can get lucky during the end-of-season sales and enjoy bargains or you can also apply for a Tourist Discount Card and enjoy an additional discount on the purchases.
The Chiang Mai Weekend Walking Street is another great place to shop around in Thailand. Just like the Chatuchak Market, a visit to this famous market is a must for shoppers. You can bag in some great range of handmade goods, enjoy local events and have a great time.
Also known as Kad Luang, the Warorot market is the best place for food lovers, where they can relish the best of delicacies to please their appetite. Here one can find the best of Thai dishes, snacks, local specialities etc. available at a variety of stalls. So if you wish to experience Thailand in a local way, then make sure to visit the Warorot Market. You can also find great number of shops selling top line goods, shopping centres etc. Time to brush up your bargain skills!!