Places to go for shopping, get easy and delicios dinner with atmosphere of people live, enjoy life after sunset. There are 2 places,
1) In downtown, Night Bazaar Korat
2) At Mitraprap Road (a lot bigger but outside downtown, around 8 km from downtown), locals call "Save One Night Market" .
What to buy: various kind of anything, food, cloth, IT stuff, furniture etc, Brand New at Night Bazaar in Downtown / Brand New and Second Hand at Save One Night Market.
British visitors may be somewhat surprised to see a huge branch of the UK-based chain here in the North-East of Thailand. Here it is, nontheless, and it's proving to be a hit with the locals. There's the usual large range of food and drink - in particular it's a good place to get food that appeals to Europeans such as breakfast cereal, orange juice, biscuits and chocolate - and there is also a large range of bargain clothing. In addition it's a great place to pick up toiletries and household goods should you need them.
Fixed prices, and credit cards are accepted at the tills. Opening hours are currently 9am until 11pm. There's plenty of parking - much of it underneath the store - the main hypermarket is one level up, and there are special escalators you can take your trolley on to and from the shop.
Here's some places I always go for IT shopping in Korat
1. IT Plaza, at Mitraphap Rd. (in town, near Muang School)
2. Klang Plaza Department store, on the 4th, 5th floor. (close to Provincial Hall)
3. Basement of The Mall Department store, on Mitraphap Rd.
Klang Plazza is a popular departmentstore in Korat Downtown apart from the biggest one, The Mall which still further outside the ciy. Klang Plaza located in central of the town, close to provincial hall and Thao Suranaree Statue. It becomes the oldest shopping mall in town now but still popular as I guess because of the good location.
There are two branchs and the big one as in the picture.
What to buy: Everything as the other department Stores normally provide. Beside that, on top floor, there is some IT boots and at ground floor, there are big supermakrt, food cort, and some nice small restaurants.
The Mall is exactly what it says - a huge airconditioned mall right on the inner Korat ring road (also known as the Mittraphab
or Friendship Highway). It contains an excellent department store, a multiscreen cinema, numerous small stores, a mini-theme park (great for small kids), a nice food court, and several fast-food restaurants. Very popular with the locals - this place is packed on Saturdays.
If you need your fix of modern life, this is the place to get it. Most of the signing is in both English and Thai, so it's pretty easy to find your way around.
What to buy: It's a good place to shop for high-quality clothing, although expect to pay department store prices. There's also a branch of Boots here, so you can pick up some sunscreen (and Tiger Balm) while you're here. The news-stand near to Boots is a good place to find a copy of the Bangkok Post, as well.
An old community of pottery makers where 's still work both old style and modern style.Daan Kwean village 's an old community of Mun River plain.It used to be a rest area for a group of caravan which travelled between Khorat and Khmer.The vehicle of the time was bullock cars. And it became the name of this village "Daan Kwean" means bullock cars barrier. Originally,the local people here worked as agriculturist,they maked pottery to support their life. For making,they use,it 's unique clay which delicated but sticky.This clay have the main component of iron.It made the burning pottery to be brightened iron color. That kind of clay come with Mun river which run pass the village and be a sediments in rice field.After the farming season,farmer always dig the clay to make a pottery both for everyday life and to exchange.Nowaday,the village changed to be a pottery making for commercial. There 're so many pottery shops selling all products from clay.And almost shops,you can see the making method from the first to finishing.
When I was in Univ.I used to study here as a field work. It was a great time to visit this place and study on the method and style of pottery from the past to present. I met some local villagers whom work with pottery all thier lifetime and the old style 's still alive.
What to buy: Pottery.
Pakthongchai silk is wellknown handicraft in Thailand. It knows in high quality and all making steps and materials 're in Pakthongchai area. The silk there separated to 4 types depends on the patterns,there 're : Madmee silk,Printed silk,Hang Kra Rok silk and One plain colour silk.The price begin from 300 Bahts.
What to buy: Silk
This shop 's very popular among Thai traveller who enjoy shooping souvenir especially for food and dessert. There,you can find all food and dessert from Northeastern area and also some parts of Central area.
Everything you would like to buy are in here, also entertainment complex inside (cinema, bowling, swimming pool and fun park,..) big food land and supermarket...etc.
The MALL - vast variety of trendy modern shopping experience, Don't forget to try the food court inside.
The old local department store where still popular among local people. Not a big one but good for rush shopping. The food court is in underground floor.
This department store is the 2nd branch of the old Klang Plaza. It located close to Khun Ying Mo monument and the center of public bus.It is bigger than the old one and have many shops for shopping.