Souvenirs, Bangkok

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    We bought this umbrella!
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    A small souvenir shop.
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    Road Side Stalls: Thailand Souvenir!

    by goutammitra Written Dec 5, 2012

    Apart from those key rings and Tee shirts there are plenty of handicrafts available in almost all the temples in roadside small stalls or the hawkers! Please try to buy some as it will help those small artisans who make them at home and sell it. But you need to a lot of Bargain with them. Like the umbrella this man is selling in the picture at first asked Baht 200 a piece then we rejected but when we boarded in the bus, I decided to try again, ultimately I got it for Baht 100! Now, after I came back , I realised that I should have bought more as you also be having close friends and relatives, whom you would like to gift one! They make perfect decoration in your living room!

    Please check if you are able to carry or have enough space in your suitcase to accommodate , it requires a lot of space and it is also fragile!

    What to buy: Many handicrafts sold out there.

    Bought this Umbrella from this Lady! We bought this umbrella! A small souvenir shop. The Lady with her handicraft Umbrella!
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    Local Markets and Street Vendors: Bangkok's Night Market

    by walterwu Written Jan 2, 2011

    At night, Bangkok comes alife with street market in most part of the city springing up and selling items like t-shirts, hats, souvenirs, etc. These items, especially, t-shirts tends to be about THB100 and that price could be negotiated.

    These markets could be on the overhead bridges connecting to skytrain station, sides of roads.

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    Ayuthaya bargain shop: Cheap souvenirs in Ayuthaya

    by yellowcab Written Jul 16, 2008

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    If you are on the look for cheap authentic Thailand-made souvenirs like TShirt, keychains, bags and etc..., I do suggest you take a look at the old capital at Ayutthaya.
    You can get Keychains @ a price of 10 per 100baht as compared to 6 per 100baht at Chatuchak market and MBK mall in Bangkok central. Maybe there are only a few buyers there.

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    Siam Havana: Cubans!

    by heryanta Written Aug 17, 2007

    Why would you buy cigars in Bangkok? Well, unlike the US Thailand does not have an economic embargo on Cuba and its products; thus you will be able to enjoy a nice Havana Monte Cristo that you can't get in the US.

    Siam Havana is a shop located at the Dusit Thani hotel. Their walk-in humidor is stocked with world class cigars like Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta and great quality 'second tier' like Davidoff and Dunhill.

    Prices are reasonable - a Havana Monte Cristo #4 cost 480 Baht ($12).

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    Everywhere, sadly: Funny T-shirts

    by saracen Written Apr 16, 2007

    Anywhere you go in SE Asia you see people wearing these t-shirts that on the front say ‘same same’ and on the back say ‘but different’. If you ever feel tempted to buy or wear one… DON’T!!!

    They are as original as sin and as funny as food poisoning, plus most other people will despise you for it. Please help stamp out this unpleasant and unfunny practice and desist from buying these products!

    They are all the same, and none are different!!!

    All the same, none different!

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    Local Markets and Street Vendors: Fun to walk around

    by tere1 Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    The Bangkok local markets are a fun way to spend a couple of hours. They are colourful and sometimes tasty, because there are street stalls with great and inexpensive food. It's said that the best thai food is the one you buy in the street!

    It's a good way also to find some souvenirs and bargains, from local crafts, to clothes, sarongs.

    street vendors selling flower garlands street food stall
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    Cheapest Souvenirs Outside the Markets

    by i-s-a Updated May 18, 2006

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    Looks like any other souvenir shops. But here, the items are sold at a lower price as compared to other shops say at the National Museum or Grand Palace.

    Our tour guide advised use beforehand that this is the place to buy those pasalubongs. But since it is the first place we visited, most of us thought that there would be better bargains outside...well we were wrong :0(.

    Of course, not included in this tip are the local markets...still the best place for bargains to be had.

    What to buy: Shirts, keychains, coin purse, pens, albums, postcards, etc.

    Note:
    This is from my first Bangkok trip in March 2004.
    Part of our packaged City Tour.

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    Street shopping, shopping malls, buying clothes

    by Suet Written Oct 19, 2003

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    This is a general as I went to so many shops. People are tiny and delicate, so hulking great Westerners will find difficulty in getting any clothing to fit. Unless you want to get it made and then they only seem to have local fashions. You can, of course, get things copied.

    The shopping malls are full of western goods, same the world over and about the same prices or cheaper.

    The local things are just wonderful, a place setting in reed and wood, small sauce bowl, napkin and holder and chopsticks in a carrying case, all for a dollar. I bought 10!

    What to buy: Religious things, incense sticks, all my stuff for the Bhuddist shrine, those wonderful tablecloths on the restaurant tables, spices, list is endless....

    What to pay: You need to bargain! they will go so low and then no lower. You pay that price.

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    Everywhere: Markets

    by Sharon Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Bangkok is very well known for its big markets and cheap prices. take advantag of that and buy your self anything you want. its so tempting and fun. dont miss it.
    Dont bring with you too much while coming to Bkk, it will be waste !

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    Almost anywhere in Bangkok: Street Markets II

    by shrimp56 Written Mar 6, 2004

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    You'll find street markets all over Bangkok. This woman in animated conversation was at a stall in a market near the river.

    What to buy: You can see the fruit as well as various types of gifts.

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    Street vendor: Fake sunglasses and hand-painted fans

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 9, 2003

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    The variety of goods available on the streets of Bangkok is staggering. Anything branded or with a designer label will be fake. Hand-made goods though, such as these fans, can be good buys.

    Fake sunglasses and hand-painted fans

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