Fairy Plaza: Shopping mall
This shopping mall is located about 1km south of the main town centre area, on the road that goes south to the Wat Nong Wang Muang. As well as the usual clothing clothes there are the usual suspects such as McDonalds, KFC, Mini Tesco Lotus, Swenson’s, Black Canyon Coffee etc. There is also a cinema complex.
OTOP center: The center of Thai handicrafts
A big handicraft shop where sells products from all parts of Thailand mainly in Northeastern area. And all come with budget price. I visitted this shop on the last day in Khon Kaen and found some interesting stuffs there and if compare to other shops,this OTOP center offer an average price. It's a good place for shopping local crafts.
What to buy: Textile both silk and cotton,wood products,ceramics,local food and local herbal,...
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Sueb San: Handicraft shop
This small shop where I always visited when I visitted Khon Kaen. They sell so many handicrafts which almost come from all areas in Northeastern part of Thailand and all come with budget price.
Open daily 8.00-18.30
What to buy: -Cotton and silk clothes,bags,hats,scaves,.... in natural colour dying.
-Products from wood , bamboo ,coconut ,...
-Herbal tea ,herbal shampoo and soap
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Lhao Khao shop: Gallery shop in Khon Kaen University
I found this shop when I visitted the Office of Culture in Khon Kaen University.This shop runs by local artists who applied modern art and local handicrafts together.In this shop,you can find resource books on Northeastern(almost 're in Thai language),notebooks,well designed postcards which you cann't find in other shops,textiles,wood carving products,reproduct on local stuffs and more.And all 're in average price such as Postcard begin from 5 THB.
What to buy: Notebooks,postcards,textiles,wood carving products,reproduct on local stuffs,souvenirs and more....
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The little mall I'm talking of is right opposite of Kosa Hotel. Unfortunately I can't remember the name.
There are a few clothe stores in there, Boots - beauty, health and stuff store, etc.
You can also get electronic stuff such as mp3-players, TVs, CD-players, etc.
It's probably a paradise for everyone looking for cheap video-games, software, etc. There are dozens of stalls selling ANY software, game (eve new ones) you can think of - still be aware that most of the stuff is not original !!!
There's also a store which sells DVDs, quite a lot in English - also mainly brand new movies or TV Series for very cheap prices - compared to European standards. Again not all is original, so shopping at one's own risk.
Still if you're into computer games and similar you cna spend hours there browsing through the hundreds of CDs.
As for clothes - some really cool stuff, if you take the time to look around - funky shirts, skirts, etc.
There are also some jewelery stalls that sell nice pieces too.
The mall does not have any popular western stores, it's more a big department store.
What to buy: CDs, DVDs, Software, Clothes, Electronics, etc.
What to pay: As for electronics - not that much less than in Europe
DVDs, CDs, Software: very cheap !!!
Fairy Plaza Shopping Center: The Mall
The Fairy Plaza Shoppinf Center is what comes close to a mall. There are different stores from a pharmacy, beauty, jewlery, DVDs to clothes.
It's not comparable to malls in Bangkok or anywhere in Europe or the US, but you may find some really nice stuff there, especially funky watches or jewlery.
They also have the more expensive Western brands.
What to buy: ath. you look for
What to pay: depends on what you're looking for
Prathamakant: One-stop Craft Shop
Prahamakant offers all the major northeastern Thai handicrafts -- silk, axe pillows, baskets, heavy Lao-style silver -- together with clothing and a healthy dose of tourist trinkets... dolls, ornamental musical instruments, etc.
High quality, central location. Not the cheapest place in the province, but cheap by international standards.
What to buy: Matmee (sometimes spelled mutmee) tie-dyed silk, cotton, or artificial fabrics can be extremely gaudy, but are also frequently gorgeous.
This place has one of the best selections of readymade, traditional-style patterned-silk garments (shirts, blouses, western- and Thai-style skirts) in Khon Kaen.
Silver's often a good deal too, but prices are lower in Laos, where much of the stuff is actually made.
What to pay: Silk is surprisingly cheap. Silver's not, but it's cheaper than it would be outside of Asia.
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Prathamakant Local Goods Center: Handicraft shop in town
This big handicraft shops offer so many local products in Thailand,esp.Northeastern silk,cotton,silver accesseries and souvenirs.
Open: 09.00-20.00 Closed on Wednesday.
What to buy: Scarfs,silk,..
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