Shopping in Thailand
Shopping in major cities in Thailand such as Bangkok, Phuket or Pattaya is a day and night activity that runs parallel to any western with the best in the west. It is one of the famous countries that combine in the world that combines the high-end luxury of gigantic malls with the hustle and bustle of the day and night markets. So whatever you are looking for from famous brands to the cheaper alternatives, you can find it in Thailand.
Where to go when you want to shop in Thailand;
Shopping malls: Malls in big cities are very popular with locals and tourists and busy with shoppers every day. There are many shops within the malls and a variety of items from clothes, food, and electronics, to household items and keepsakes, popular malls such as MBK center, is Bangkok’s most legendary mall with eight floors packed with more than 2,000 shops that sells everything from clothing, fashion and lots more.
Local Markets: Local markets are a big emblem of Thai people and culture as they are a huge part of life in the country, these markets are also must visits for tourists as literally everything you can find is sold there.
One popular local market in Bangkok is the Chatuchak weekend market, this is the largest weekend market in Asia and has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for visitors, its sheer size and diverse collection of merchandise will bring any seasoned shopper to awe.
Within these markets, there a variety of street-food sections offering some of the best Thai local delicacies and food products.
Supermarkets: If you need to shop for a smaller amount of necessities and groceries, head on to ‘Seven-Eleven’ for their discounted prices and student bonuses, for large monthly shopping then you can head on to ‘Big C’ supermarket for their very favorably prices and a large variety of product options both local and foreign.
Other places to shop include;
- Pratunam market
- China Town
- Ratchada train night market
- Or Tor Kor Market
- Asiatique the riverfront
- Pantip Plaza