Uncover Hidden Treasures on a Souvenir Shopping Spree in Bangkok
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Tipped to be a one-stop shopper’s Mecca in Asia Bangkok is no lightweight when it comes to retail possibilities. With sky scraping malls, exclusive boutiques and vibrant street markets littering its bustling confines Bangkok is a shopaholic’s dream come true. From designer clothing to local curios, the city’s diverse retail landscape leaves little to the imagination. Souvenirs are perhaps the most sought after shopping items for tourists and Bangkok offers visitors from around the world an eclectic mix of unusual keepsakes to take home as souvenirs of an unforgettable trip.
The Doi Tung Lifestyle Shop at the Mae Far Luang Foundation is the best venue to buy Chiang Rai goods such as handicrafts, pottery and other items such as macadamia nut assortments, home ware and even clothing. Crafted by villagers of Chiang Rai the items on sale here are authentic and of high quality while those in search of handmade soap can head down to Sara’s Wand in Sukhumvit. Beautifully painted pottery and household items made of organic elements twist are sold at Thaniya. Koh Kret specialties such as red clay pots are also available here.
When it comes to Thai silk, there’s no venue quite like Koreena Silk at Amarin Shopping Mall although Exotic Thai at Siam Paragon also offers visitors a stunning collections of scarves, tablecloths and bags. The Royal Thai Government Handicrafts Center, locally known as Narai Phand on the other hand offers bronze ornaments, sets of Bencharong pottery, porcelain, and wall hangings with Thai motifs. Wood carvings are available at the Mai Eak stall at Chatuchak Market where silk prints can also be purchased from a variety of vendors. Unique jewellery pieces and other keepsakes are also available at the aptly named Amulet Market.
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