Pratunam, Bangkok

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    Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Cheapy cheap cheap!

    by richardlevett Written Feb 22, 2005

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    Pratunum Market and suurounding area includes a lot of Wholesale shops (inside covered markets). The rules/law means that you cant try on (well just do it anyway and feign ignorance) and if you bargain.buy more than 3 items per shop (all different) you get prices of 200/250 Baht per item of clothing. Smaller items like tube tops will be 150 Baht

    Coming from KL a shirt will be 800 Baht plus so saving 75%. Do baragin and just walk away a lot. Usually though there prices start lowish with only smaller discounts say 10/20%. Some have prices and discounts on the wall. In more tourist areas they start at 800 Baht abd sell you a "bargain" for 400 Baht. If they dont look depressed then you have not got a bargain!

    Not so good if you are...shall we say a larger size...I only bought shirts as mens trousers look more asian fit. The gf bought a lot though and quality is good

    Bought a large back pack with built in trolley - a good one well designed and tough - for 950 Baht (started at 1200 Baht). In KL over 3,000 Baht.

    Thais follow the Roman principle of Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware!) so happy carefull shopping!

    And always pay cash!

    What to buy: Clothes, Womens accessories, luggage

    What to pay: 200-250 Baht per average t-shirt/shirt/skirt etc

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    Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Shop 'til you drop!!!

    by Chrystalain Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Shop are on the street during the day. You have to bargain and you can often obtain what you want for 50% of the first asked price!!

    What to buy: You can find anything!!! From clothes (for children, women and men) to fabrics and cellular phones!

    What to pay: T-Shirt : between 100 to 200 bath!
    Bermuda: around 150-200 bath
    Bathrobe (with embroidery): about 400 bath

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    Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Good Buys

    by littlegirl0130 Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Its a big area with different local stalls...
    better to go there in the morning, first hour as it opens so it will be less crowded...

    What to buy: A LOT...
    from clothes, sports goods, bags and accessories to local take homes...

    What to pay: oh this will depend on how much you can spend...hehe...but important that you initially scout the are first and look at other places to shop...

    NIGHT MARKETS
    WORLD TRADE CENTER MALLS
    BIG C MALL
    GAYSORN and Malls across the street
    MBK
    CHATUCHAK

    to get the best buy

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    Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Clothes Clothes and more Clothes

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 22, 2004

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    A walk way at Pratman Market

    Pratunam market is right out side of our hotel, the Indra Regent, its a great expreince to shop in Bangkok, it like nothing else on earth.
    You will enter a small opening into the market and from there its look buy walk in that order, there is so many diffrent stores making a desion can be difficult to make. The best way that i found was to walk around making note of what i liked and then went back the next day, that was my way but you may just buy as you go.

    What to buy: Clothing is the big thing to buy here, from shirts to shorts to undies to socks and its all cheap.

    What to pay: Tee Shirts from 50batt
    Replica Rolex watch's are plentyfull, just make sure everything works before you buy and do look around coz the prices are varied.

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    Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: clothes, clothes, and more clothes

    by latte18 Written May 31, 2004

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    shopping for clothes at Pratunam

    The Pratunam and Baiyoke Markets were just outside our hotel, the Indra Regent, so naturally this was our first shopping destination. The Pratunam Market is famously known as the largest clothing market in Bangkok, they sell clothings for men, women, and children. If they don't have it in Pratunam, then they don't have it in Bangkok :)

    Pratunam and Baiyoke Markets is not just in and along the streets but there are covered areas as well. Step inside Baiyoke Tower and you'll find even more shops. There's also a small branch of the PATA Department Store.

    You may find that the prices are already cheap, but they can be even cheaper if you know how to bargain :) One minor note here is that the shops in Pratunam closes early, around 8 pm so make sure you plan your time wisely.

    A little bit of trivia: Pratunam means Watergate in English

    What to buy: clothes, clothes, and more clothes

    What to pay: depends on how good your bargaining skill is, but shouldn't be much

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  • Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Nice Girls shopping Area

    by Seapower1 Updated Nov 9, 2003

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    The Pratunam market is a very cheap market , and you can find the same items which you can find it in the MBK shopping center and the price is cheaper by 75%.
    In Bangkok markets you can find alot of clothes for the small size girls and the quality of the clothes is low , if you wanna to buy a good quality one you will find it in the big shopping center such as world trade center but its very expensive.
    Dont miss the Big C shopping center which its located in the front of world trade center, if you are looking for both quality and low price.

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  • Baiyoke Market and Pratunam: Spend..Spent. & Drop!

    by yen_2 Written Apr 10, 2003

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    Guarding the Chedi's

    Foe export clothing, shoes, sansals and other accessories you can also buy it in here. A wholesale market and there are many buyers from different kinds of people..Bargaining skills is again a must!

    What to buy: Accessories

    What to pay: $50 is enough!

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    Fakes

    by Pomska Written Nov 19, 2002

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    Fake t-shirts

    The best place to shop a fake designer t-shirt is in Pratunam. Pratunam is an area where you can find lots and lots of clothes, especially for women. The area is between Indra hotel and World Trade Center. I really highly recommend this area for shopaholics! Remember to bargain!

    What to pay: They are really cheap and the quality is very good!

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    Pratunam

    by judz Written Aug 30, 2002

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    The stalls set up on the footpath by the Pratunam markets.

    What to buy: You can get good imitation brand name sunglasses, watches, clothing etc.

    What to pay: The price you pay, depends on your bargaining skills (which is expected)

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    Pratunam Center: Whole sale cloth at Pratunam Center

    by zazatann Written Jun 24, 2006

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    Pratunam Center

    One of very big and new shopping mall around Pratunam market, where is the center of whole sale garment and cloth market.

    What to buy: cloth

    What to pay: whole sale price

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    City Complex: Whole sale cloth at City Complex

    by zazatann Written Jun 24, 2006

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    City complex

    One of very big shopping mall in Pratunam market, where is the center of whole sale garment and cloth market.

    What to buy: Cloth

    What to pay: cheaper than a local market

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