I bought these lovely candles at a wholesale shopping centre in Pratunam. I can't remember the exact name of the shop and shopping centre, but I think you can find plenty of shops selling similar stuff in Bangkok. These candles were all hand-made. The multicoloured ones are really pretty, each of them has 7 different colours and 7 different scents. The price is 3 for 100 baht, which is really cheap.
The 2 smaller candles are also hand-made, they come in different colours and scents too. Those 2 in the picture are "Lavender" and "Lily". The price is about 30-40 baht each.
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
Bangkok is famous for imitation brands, especially watches. You will get the likes of Rolex, Breitling, Tag, etc. at a tiny fraction of their original price. It is very difficult to tell the difference between this imitation and the original. These kind of goods are available at most of the malls and shopping areas in bangkok. You will be able to get watches, hand bags, clothes, etc.
I picked up a few such items from Pratunam night market near the Baiyoke Sky hotel. This market is a street full of stalls and small shops selling all kind of goods, and many stock imitation brands. One thing to remember is that most of the stalls do not display the imitation goods. You have to go and ask them specifically. If you are looking for a watch, just go upto a stall selling cheap local watches, and ask the seller for a Rolex.
What to buy: Imitations of Rolex, Breitling and other expensive watches.
What to pay: 1000 - 1500 THB
It looks a big wholesale market selling almost everything.
Those inside the shopping malls, some of the shops do not need to buy min 3 pieces but those street shops they required you to do so. Moreover, you are unable to mix and match, they must be of the same design.
So be prepared to get min 3 pieces if you are shopping in Pratunam wholesale market, price are much lower then those elsewhere.
Remember the price are quite fix and they are rude to you if you asked of discount. The staffs don't put on smiles and they will not get a new piece if the display is the size you want.
What to buy: Clothings, accessories, jeans.
What to pay: Cheap but don't expect much fancy type of clothes there.
Similar to all the roadside stalls all around Bangkok, Pratunum Market comes with no surprise. The only diferrence is that there is a high concentration of low end stalls selling all sort of stuffs in one small vacinity. More like the mini version of Chatuchak market but with less variety.
It's like a flea market -- where stalls appear like mushrooms at a specific time of the day (twice a day in fact). We resolved to shop on the last day of our trip and it was a blast! After having our breakfast at the hotel, we just went down and outside our hotel there we saw the stalls of lots of clothes. :-)
I got my goods at bargained prices (wow I must be getting good at it), and was even able to buy for my mom and my sister.
Some vendors are rude though. I just noticed that vendors get easily irritated when we start haggling then we walk out. I was under a game plan that they will lower their prices when we pretend or really walk out. But some of them gets irritated and would just not allow us to haggle anymore. their attitude is like "i don't care if you buy or not, just go away". Maybe i'm just having a point of comparison here (between sellers in Manila, Hong Kong and Bangkok), or maybe it was just cultural difference.. oh well.
What to buy: Well. I loaded my baggage with lots of tamarind. :-) I was able to get 7 small packs for 100 baht at a Filipino travel agency/store behind the Baiyoke Suite. I bought like around 400 baht of tamarind! :-)
This market has lots and lots of clothing for children, women and men. Mostly for women though.
Jeans ($5 to $8), blouses ($1.25), shorts, t-shirts, dress shirts ($2.50).
Catch at taxi. It is near the Byoke Tower.
This is a sprawling market that offers great bargains for those who are looking for wholesale goods. it is best to be ready to bargain with the shop owners.
What to buy: Clothes, clothes, clothes and small souvenir items.
What to pay: WHat? You're kidding, right?
Pratunam Market in Bangkok is hole block of bargaining. It contains 3 shopping centres, Bai Yoke, Indra Square and City Complex. And a lot of other small shops are outside the and between the complexes.
Pratunam Market is easy to find because it's near the 309 meters tall Baiyoke Tower, the tallest building in Thailand. The building houses Baiyoke Sky Hotel, one of the world's tallest hotels.
What to buy: In the complex of Bai Yoke you can buy Garments. In the complex of Indra Square you can buy fashion clothing, silk, jewelry, crafts and accessories. In the complex of City Complex you can buy clothing. Outside the and between the complexes you can buy everything.
Pratunam boast a number of malls and tons of street stalls with great deals on clothes and shoes.
What to buy: a sea of stalls selling everything from vibrant handbags, sunglasses and hand-made jewellery to beachwear and affordable souvenirs for the whole family
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!
Pratunam Market is sandwiched between Indra Shopping Mall and Platinum Shopping Mall.
Pratunam Market is, essentially, a alley kind of shopping and the alleys are very narrow. We only chance upon the Pratunam Market when our taxi pass by the market on our way to BaiYoke Sky.
There weren't many people in the market when we were there about 3:30pm to 4:00pm.
Prices should be cheaper then that of the air-conditioned Platinum Shopping Mall, next to it. It would be advisable to negotiate for a much better price then what is offered.
What to buy: More Lucky - Durian Montong. Love the taste and no smell escapes from vacuum packaging.
What to pay: Fixed Price foodstuff shop.
is also a huge market for buying cloth, children cloth and also a jean. U can also get a big size cloth at this place. But in this place you must more negotiate with them, coz the opening price is high..you may b can get half or half more then a opening price after negotiation. They dun have any fitting room for you to try up the cloth ..advise you to wear a skirt for trying..some of the stall they are not allow you to try also. the you may b can consider to look for other shop which can try.
What to pay: the price at here is slightly expensive then chatuchak.
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)
This shopping tips will be about the mini shopping mall inside the Baiyoke Sky Tower in Pratunam. I will have separate tips of the Pratunam market, Night Market, Pantip Plaza, Platinum Mall.
Baiyoke Sky Tower Boasts of a Small Shopping Mall inside which consists of four levels and with separate entrance from the hotel at the left side and the boundary of the hotel and the mall is the ticket counter selling entrance tickets to the Baiyoke Tower. Lots of South East Asians from other countries like Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia buy wholesale here and then sell them at retail prices in their country and make a lot of profit!
Opens: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday (the stalls)
What to buy: This is one of the cheapest mall for buying clothes, fabrics and textiles in central Bangkok (sepending on your haggling skills), while the Chatuchak weekend market probably is the low price leader and Bobae is famous for Russian and Slavic Tourist buyers. Other merchandise include watches, handicraft and others.
I love to buy "Pasalubong" (souvenirs) to my relatives in the Philippines and the states and I discovered a really cheap stall to buy stylish bags for the ladies. the name of the stall is HUNG HENG PANICH and it is located at 222/223, 1rst floor Bai Yoke Tower 2, Pratunam Bangkok 10400. Tel No is: 02-656-3721. their email is email@example.com
What to pay: Fake jeans and shirts cost as little as 100 baht. Export overruns of the real articles like Polo Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie etc, starts from 300 baht. Ladies bags for souvenirs starts at 90 Baht.