Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles, has attracted countless visitors from all over the world to explore. Featuring not only a rich culture with numerous majestic ancient temples but also many pristine beaches and lush tropical forests, this country is suitable for all types of travelers, from culture seekers to pilgrims, relaxation lovers, active travelers, and thrill seekers. Especially if you are a shopping lover, do not miss the chance to pass by famous shopping spots in Thailand and see what’s inside!
Beautiful Bangkok, The Capital Of Thailand
Useful shopping tips to avoid being ripped off
Due to the fact that bargaining in Thailand markets (not department stores, supermarkets, or anything like that) is common and the first price they offer you may not be a true price, learning how to bargain is necessary if you want to go shopping in local markets. Just keep these things below in mind, and you won’t get a bad deal.
+ Know about the average price: If you have a Thai friend, that’s so great! However, if not, don’t worry. You should have a price you’re willing to pay in your mind first, wander around some shops to learn about the price and compare them, then start bargaining at the shop that offers the lowest price.
+ A small tip for you is that you should ask for a lower price and reach an agreement with a final price close to the amount you can pay.
+ Being called “the Land of Smiles”, Thai people keep calm in any circumstances because they don’t want others to lose their face. As a result, do not be aggressive and lose your temper. You can’t negotiate with them any further.
+ Be friendlier by learning some Thai phrases, you may get a discount for your effort.
- I would like to have this: Tong Garn Annee Krab/Ka
- How much (is this)? : (UnNee) RaaKhaa Thaorai Krab/Ka
- Very Expensive: Phaeng Pai
- Can you discount (for the price)? : Loht (RaaKhaa) Dai Mai Krab/Ka
- Okay/No: Dai / Mai Dai
- Can I try it on? : Long Sai Dai Mai Krab/Ka
Go Shopping In Local Markets Is An Interesting Experience In Thailand
Top recommended shopping places for shoppers
+ Address: Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong, Bangkok
The Chinatown in Thailand is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. This is a famous destination in Bangkok that you should not miss if you visit this bustling city. There are numerous shops and stores here selling various products, from food to clothes and jewelry, where you can spoil yourself by buying them at a low price.
Bustling Chinatown At Night
Pattaya Floating Market
+ Address: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvi-Pattaya Road,Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Featuring many water vendors selling local products, Pattaya floating market will give you a different shopping experience than inland. Coming to the floating market, you can have a chance to try various Thailand cuisine and tropical fruits.
Pattaya Floating Market
MBK Center, Bangkok
+ Address: 444 Phaya Thai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Known as one of the most famous shopping centers in Bangkok, MBK was established in 1985 and attracts a large number of people coming here to shop. This center has both authentic and fake goods, if you want to buy electronic items and clothes at a reasonable price, this place is for you.
Central World, Bangkok
+ Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Central World is a well-known shopping plaza in Thailand that any shopaholic who comes to Bangkok cannot miss. The complex is very large, including many world-famous brands, from clothes to accessories, and more than 500 shops, 100 restaurants & coffee shops, and cinemas,... will offer you the best shopping experience combined with entertainment.
Best things to buy when you’re in Thailand
Featuring many beautiful beaches, it’s obvious that Thailand is a land of coconut, so the products made from coconut in this country are popular. Coconut oil is an ideal gift for women because it protects the hair, hydrates the skin, and helps retain moisture.
Coconut Oil Has Many Benefits For Skin And Hair
Authentic Thai silk product is very precious because it was made by hand. This soft and light silk can be made into a scarf, tie, bag, etc. It must be a regret if you come to Thailand and wouldn’t buy a silk item. However, fake Thai silk is popular too, so be careful.
Thai Silk Is Produced By Caterpillars Raised On Mulberry Leaves By Thai Weavers
Handicrafts and Elephant figurines
Very popular on vendor stalls in many Thai markets, you can easily find handicraft products and elephant figurines everywhere in Thailand. These beautiful works of art are a perfect choice for you to buy as a gift for your friends and family when traveling to Thailand.
Handicrafts And Elephant Figurines - Must-buy Items In Thailand