What to buy:
Jewels come mostly from jewel mines scattered in Bo Phloi district. The jewels are also on display at the Bo Phloi jewel exhibition centre and at several shop in the district.
Coconut jelly is a refreshing sweet available at Wimon shop on Saeng Chuto Road
Tha Rua grass noodle is renowned for its high quality, available on Saeng Chuto Road
Major souvenir shops are concentrated around the eastern approaches, and riverine environment, of the world famous bridge. Almost every handicraft produced in Thailand can be purchased there. Browsing to compare quality will ensure favourable prices for readymade leisurewear and other apparel and popular souvenirs such as jewellery and handmade handicrafts.
The guides at the Jungle Rafts will most likely bring you to the village. There are some Burmese cigars and stuff selling there if exotic smokes are your fancy.
There is this inhaler which I got. It is full of dried camphor plants, peppercorns and other stuff. Very strong and clears your nose in an instant.
The sandalwood paste which the villagers paint their faces with as a sunscreen and also as a face masque are also selling in the village.
THB20 for the inhaler. THB20 for a small jar of sandalwood paste as well. There is a lime juice mixed with sandalwood paste for sale too. Pai don't recommend it unless you know you are not allergic to lime juice on your skin.
In Kanchaburi,there're so many sourvenir shop mainly sells food and dessert. This shop "Rojjana" is one of the best shops where you can find a good souvenir. Most 're dried food and dessert which you can keep it for 2-3 months. The most popular 're Tamarind candy, Thai dessert and chilli sauce in Thai style.
What to buy: - Tamarind candy
- Thai dessert
- Chilli sauce or thai called Nam Prik
- Dried food and snack
Kanch has a reasonable shopping centre in the town heart, with many of the local markets surrounding it, recently a new Super-Lotus was built and this has enhanced Kanch’s shopping credibility two-fold.
The night markets are small but are worth checking out for all of the cooked up bugs like cockroaches and grass hoppers!
We ran into a large cheap local market. We just walked from the Bridge Kwai. Ask anyone for the outdoor shopping area, the non-touristy one. We didn't see any tourists. I don't have any directions, it's not really far from the River Kwai though.
What to buy: There are piles of clothes for 1 each, toys, jewelry, food, everything.
What to pay: 1-4$.
There are lot's of sari-sari stalls just before you get to enter in the JEATH MUSEUM. From to colorful hats and umbrellas to colorful fans. When we visited it was hot so, some of the Japanese tourist they were checking out all those stuff!
What to buy: Fans, hats, umbrellas and thai silk made shorts and anything antiques, you can find it in there too.
There were alot of things worth checking out but at times its worthless though...
When we visit, there were heavy constructions of the place near the bridge that's why when you see the pic, the local vendors are right in the center of the vacant lot. You can check out the local crafts as it's cheap but same everywhere in Thailand, you have to haggle to death!
What to buy: Local crafts..
What to pay: It's not that expensive!
At the car park before River Kwae Bridge,it also located a souvenir market where sells local souvenirs like food,beverage and jewelly .