What's in ThailandWhat's in Thailand?
How much can you take with you from home to shop successfully? Do you consider simply taking an empty bag to Thailand and purchasing all your travel gear when you get there? Although I sympathise with the minimalistic charm, what happens if you are jetlagged and don't want to go to the grocery store? What if it's a public day and the stores are closed?
Instead, you should get the most out of your Thai *shopping* by getting there prepared: Be sure to bring some important things from home - some everyday toilet items that can be difficult to find. Come in with all your essentials and then indulge in grocery shopping not as a need but as an entertaining business venture.
There are great places to buy Thai fashion - especially if you are Thai-sized. There are even stores along the way at major sights eeing and outdoor venues. It is a land where looks are very important - and buying apparel is a serious domestic pastime. Ass culture standards. AIIZ ( "A to Z") is one of my favorite stores for base wear in Thailand.
Here you will also find, as with Gap, a shop in every shopping centre in Thailand. Don't buy counterfeit glasses - Thailand's Sonnenschein means shop! Thailand's best silver is from Jim Thompson stores, with sites all over Thailand (including his former home - now a movie theatre - and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport).
Just like when you buy clothing, the selection of shoes in Thailand is by and large only for Thais. And for the remainder of us - take comfort - Thai shoes are much more valuable than those from Amazon. I would stop buyin' the wrong shoes - it's not much fun stranding your bare feet because your trashy flip-flops are dead.
For your while in Thailand and you won't experience any nasty surprise. It is a great place for gemstone buying - and an even better place to soak up inexpensive fashion jewelry. Well known as Thailand's furnishing capitol, Chiang Mai is a lot of it teakwood and lavishly made.
Besides the stores, Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar is also a great place to shop (and the available meal stands make it great even for less interested browsers). Beside eating, buying accessories is a lot of pleasure in Thailand. This your first voyage to Thailand? Whilst in Thailand highly priced alcoholic drinks (especially wines and champagnes) are subject to heavy taxation (and therefore highly expensive), it is a good idea to take the option of a drink home with you.
At Koh Samui you will find Magic Alambic Rums - produced local on the islands in different flavors. It'?s a tasty keepsake - if it last that long. You will find it in the Samui Destillery and in some hotels present shops). There are many arts stores in touristic centres (such as Phuket and Koh Samui) on request: you can buy replicas, original paintings, even have a photo of your pets made.
How to buy Kokosöl in Thailand? Coir seed is available throughout Thailand - wherever there are tourist, you will find flasks with British label for purchase. Nowadays, the use of coir is very popular - use it for your cookery, your cosmetic program and go home very happily. Beyond hotels, a high retail rate tends to indicate higher product qualities, and most packages will be in British to tell you whether they are cooked or only for home use.
Thailand, and especially Koh Samui, has everything you could want from a single chocolate nut - or you never knew you wanted it. Samui's Koh Kokosnüsse are considered the best in Thailand. So if you want to help Samui traders, that would be chocolate canuts. Anything can be made of a coconut: besides coir seed essence there are also aromatic cartridges and ethereal plant and flower essences you have never even seen ('Dork phud' is an apparent must-have).
In Thailand it's probably much less expensive. A few favorites that you can buy in Thailand are easy to buy, among others: Chocolate candies? Make sure you verify your home country's custom regulations before you buy a souvenir in Thailand... Obviously it' a horrible thing for Australians to bring along accidental, tacky foods. You can see a particularly beautiful part of Thailand in stores and marketplaces all over the land - light bulbs, street lighting and chains of light.
Whilst Thailand doesn't have the infamous pickpocketing issues of many Europe travelers ( and we ourselves *knock on wood* have never seen anything steal in Thailand), it's all about your inner calm while you're diverted and doing other things. When you are on your way to particularly bustling places such as nightspots, you will want to be as careful as possible with your valuable items.
Pickpockets and pickpockets are occasionally reported in Thailand's liveliest places, such as the major Bangkok shrines. In order to enjoy every moment of your Thailand shopping adventure, you will want (1) to remain comfortably and healthily in high temperatures, (2) to be protected from Thailand's Moskitos (they use the swimming channels of the markets as their headquarters).
Don't neglect the number one rules when shopping: Best of Bangkok Buy? So you could go to Bangkok for the whole of your damn live without a smile. Nothing we can say can match the extremely high levels of Nancy Chandler's Map of Bangkok (a work of charity that her staff has constantly been updating in over 27 editions).
Look up your Kindle under Bangkok shopping Made Easy. When it comes to Koh Samui, the best grocery store and gift items on the islands (and where to leave your husband/person), The Koh Samui Guide - as always - are at your disposal. As always, everything is available for Koh Samui's best purchasing and gift items.
If you''re serious about clothing you''ll find stunning fashion shops all over Bangkok - with extra large selection in Bangkok and the main retail outlets of all the main festival malls (nationwide sites are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, etc.). Strange things to buy in Thailand? This is the really coincidental and completely strange side of gift shoping.
You can be sure Thailand likes to buy you things - nice things, glossy things, even 8-foot big junk robot metals - at any cost to you. Nightshows are a natural option - but don't leave out your business. Whilst pricing is never aggressive, I have found some genuine gems in Samui Gift Stores.
During your exploration of Thailand, search for stores or items with the "OTOP" label. It is the abbreviation for "One Tambon (district) One Product" and certifies that the article was handmade in Thailand (not by a Chinese machine). And if you're doing your last mile shopping, there's a great last second OTOP store at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport departure point.
Both Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have stores that sell reasonably priced, individual jewelry styles as well as tonnes of matching Thailand items (elephant tags, trailers, etc.). Generally, if you enjoy buying clothing, I suggest you take a lot of your leisure just to rummage. The majority of Thailand has cinemas inside and plays Hollywood latest publications, so it's simple not to entertain enthusiastic shoppers while you take a few hour snooping.