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Patpong Night Market: Patpong: The most touristy flea market
Arguably the most touristy of them all. Everything here (the same old things) is more expensive compared to elsewhere and in some cases, you would have all the luck in the world to meet some really unpleasant stall owners. Had a mate who asked some questions on a product and when he decided not to purchase it, met a barrage of obscenities thrown at him. (I returned some volleys of my own - like cursing the owner an eternity of bad sales)
The stalls start coming alive at around 5.30pm but it would not be till 7.00pm before things really get thick. In some ways, the stalls and the many unsavoury outlets here go hand in hand, complimenting each other. Where in the world can you buy fake Rolexs and get to see pussy blows pingpong balls for instance?
The entire flea market extends across many streets, both back & front but it is Soi Patpong that is the real main artery. As per other flea markets, you can purchase all sorts of crap here, albeit more pricey. Bargain hard and don't be afraid to hurl a few vulgarities if the stall owners get rude with you.
Patpong Night Market saw its hey days in the 1980s where it showed Thailand the formula on how to organise a really good and atmospheric flea market. For decades, tourist flocked here to get cheap and good items. But today, new upstarts had begun to steal some glory and thunder away from Patpong. Together with the big heads of some of the stall owners, Patpong is increasingly under siege and may one day ends up as shopping paradise lost.
What to buy: The usual crap.
What to pay: BARGAIN!!
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Patpong Night Market: Don't go to Patpong for Bargains.................
The whole market at Patpong is so expensive compared to anywhere else I have shopped in Bangkok. I have seen items here for up to 4 times the price of other markets, such as Sampeng or Chatuchak - and the vendors tend to be quite aggressive - and may become abusive and pesky persistent if you don't buy. This was my first and only real experience of this in Thailand at all - perhaps the sheer competition, and the location.
So - my advice is go for the gawk, but forget the markets. The fake bags aren't worth being dragged behind a canvus tarp and rooting through a huge metal trunk to view in the dark - the pushy and persistent sales pitch etc.
I have bought bags at Patpong, but from indoor shops - and you still bargain hard - don'y buy unless you get them to half or one third of the starting price. Have generally found that these bags are better quality, and worth more than the stuff outside.
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Markets everywhere: T-Shirts
One of the easiest commodities to purchase in Bangkok is a T-shirt - no different to most other tourist meccas. There are plenty of fakes of the likes of Billabong, Ripcurl, Paul Frank, Fox, DKNY etc, lots of "Same Same" and novelty designs, and general sites of Bangkok shirts.
One of the cheapest places we have bought a great range of tourist T-shirts is at Wat Arun temple - where the shops are generally quite well priced compared to plenty of theres.
The most expensive places to buy T-shirts we found was at KhaoSan Road and Patpong - both of which are heavility touristed. However, if you want to buy what appeals to the younger generation, Khao San Road has the best range.
Take care though, if buying brands such as Billabong - caps, t-shirts and boardies - that some of the asking prices are about the same as what we pay in Australia (home of Billabong brand) on sale - for the real deal. Bargain hard!
What to pay: Between 100Bt and 300Bt - no more!
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any tourist market: Get attracted by your shirt
At many tourist market area such as Silom Road (at night), Patpong market, Suan Lum night bazaar, Khao San road and the weekend market.
What to buy: Buy funny words on T-shirt. There're lots of funny pictures or words on Tshirt which it makes me get interested in reading and probably look at your face. What will gonna happen if he/she get interested to know you better !!!
Take that chance by wearing some nice and interesting Tshirt then. Make sure it's not a rude word or pic.....Girls don't feel funny when you wear too dirty joke on that shirt. At least , me...i don't like it.
What to pay: It's inexpensive. Just about 150-200 Baht only.
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Patpong Night Market
Bangkok's largest night market where you can find practically everything. Clothing, clocks, watches, leather goods, silk, souvenirs, etc, but you must be able to bargain well! Most items are 500% over charged. The main products on sale are ready-to-wear garments with many imitation brand name items, Versace, Gucci, Levi's, Nike, etc. Also available are pirated CD's, DVD's and videos, computer software, Rolex watch copies and the like.
Patpong night market: Fakes abound
If you want the latest Louis Vuitton or Gucci bags, Rolex watches or the latest block buster film on DVD, then Patpong night market is the place to go.
There are row upon row of market stalls in a couple of streets in the Patpong area flanked by numerous go-go bars.
The fakes are usually good quality and cheap but you do have to bargain and you do have to take a chance on everything working when you get home.
Patpong Night Market: Fun shopping at Night
It's where I bought my Spiderman posters for US$1 each, or I guess less(?), and also those small Thai stone figurines with pointed head (Buddha) which you can get really cheap if you know the art of bargaining.
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What to buy: Clothings, shoes, bags, watch and other accessories mostly counterfeits of the original brands, bath accessories, CDs, lamps, ceramics, souvernir items..etc...
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Patpong Night Market: Imitations galore
This place has been happening ever since. Lota of people and rather lots of stuff to see & buy here. Almost everything is bargainable. For eg. A polo tee starting price cost about 550 bht - after bargain it is 200 bht. See what i mean.
Another tips - wear something cool. it can get very hot in there and becareful of your belongings.
What to buy: Mainly imitation stuff ranging from tee shirts, watches & bags. Local products are avaiable too.
What to pay: Depends on you bargaining skills : )
Patpong Night Market: Don't go further in your search of fakes.
This is a street market and it means that you can buy virtually everything here.
My favourites were the fakes. You know, handbags, sunglasses and so on
Quite well faked and quite good quality and v. good prices.
Also clothes for babies ,men and ladies and all sort of videogames and accesories. You name it.
What to buy: Handbags, wallets and the like.
What to pay: Around 15 pounds for a very well faked LV.
Don't forget to bargain to death.
Candles & Candle Holders
Everytime i'm in bangkok, i would definitely be carrying back a lot of these, coloured tealights and zen-looking candle holders.
You can find them almost everywhere in bangkok. Siam Sq, MBK, roadside stalls, Patpong and of course Chatuchak. I bought these 3 lovely black tealight holders at the basement of MBK at 170 Thai Baht. It's pretty reasonable to me.
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Patpong Night Market: plenty of things in good prices
Patpong is the most famous open market in Bangkok.Starts at 18.00 oclock till midnight I think.You can find EVERYTHING there, clothes, shoes, accessories, watches, paintings, woodcarvings, souvenirs in good prices and dont hesitate to bargain!
Patpong Night Market: Buying Super Sexy Coths
Every single night
there is a market held at Patpong.
This red light district,
get filled with various stalls
selling souvenirs and
the typical touristy things.
But tucked away
around the corner of the market,
in front of Boots,
between Patpong 2 and the
Sala Daeng BTS Sky Train stop
is a stall on the main Silom Street
selling fun, super sexy cloths
from G-strings, lingerie,
to playful strap ons,
making every mans dream
There’s no point in
going during the day,
since the vendor, Nee
won’t be there.
The best time to come
is after dark, once she
has installed her stuff.
What to buy: Super Sexy delights and naughty boy whips!!!
all over Bangkok: Shopping time !!!
it is really difficult to make some kind of choice between all the markets and shops in Bangkok, there are so many. My favorit was the night market near Lumphini park, where the big wheel is, i thougth there was a much nicer choice of clothing there than in Chatuchak. Patpong market is more for all the fake gucci, versace, chanel,... stuff.
Then you have all the shopping centres, Siam, MBK, World Plaza,.... One thing i found out, you can go crazy in Bangkok shopping, so much choise.
What to buy: a little bit of everything. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, cause you are gonna walk a marathon.
What to pay: bargain, bargain
Patpong Night Market: Great Markets
Even though Patpong is a redlight district the night market is a great place to wander. You can buy things such as watches, clothes, hats, handbags, DVD's, CD's and the list goes on. Just make sure you bargain.
I never felt unsafe here and it was interesting taking in the sights. One night I was there 2 elephants were walking down the street.
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Patpong: Patpong Nightmarket
At this market you can find a lot of fake but good stuff.
This is also a good place to watch the crowds of people wandering around here at night.
There is a lot of bars offering sex shows on both side of the market. And they will offer you both "ping-pong" and "banana".
What to buy: Here you can buy you a new fake Rolex or some Gucci t-shirts....
Or what about some DVD films..... copies...
What to pay: Cheap!
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