Gift Shops: Gift Prices In Ao Nang
What to pay: If you intend to buy any tourist items such as T-shirts and shell objects from any of the gift shops in Ao Nang, do bargain. Personally, I do not really like to bargain but if you don't the items are usually quite a bit more expensive, especially during weekends in which the initial asking price for the items are often higher than during the weekdays when there are less people around. There are some people who said that they managed about 50%, but that at least to me don't seemed to be possible at most shops. The typical discount I received after bargaining can be anything from 25% to 45%, depending on the item.
Voegue department store: Fake or real - the choice is yours
The department store (I think i've got the name right) on Thanon Maharat is a bit of a curates's egg.
It spawls over five floor or so : and includes a food supermarket, KFC, a branch of Boots the Chemist and a food court.
What intrigued me however was the fact that the ground floor was filled with cheap fakes of various clothing fashion houses but on the upper floors you could buy the real thing !
I wondered if they ever mixed things up. When it comes to some fake things - we are talking Pamela Anderson here - the fake is better than the real thing. In this context I'm not so sure - but remember this : They are all real on the outside !
Ao Nang street stores: Local Craft
When in Ao Nang you can find many stores that sells local crafts. The price are more expensive than in BKK, so if you pass trough BKK or Chiang Mai, buy your stuffs there.
What to buy: Local Stuffs and articrafts
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