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13 May 2008

Shopping in Bangkok 3 - Langkrasuang Pak Klong Talat Patpong Suriwong Silom Phahurat Phloen Chit Pathumwan

Langkrasuang Market

-2nd Hand goods + antiques need bargaining

“Between the Royal Hotel and the Ministry of Interior, a row of shop-houses sell moderately priced second-hand goods, like antique cameras, typewriters, musical instruments, radios and all manner of electrical goods. Bargaining is recommended. “

Suan Lum Night bazaar

Pak Khlong Talat

– The Flower Market

“This market is at the base of Phra Buddha Yodfa Bridge along Chakrawat Road. Also known as the “flower market”, most people come to buy flowers from lilies, carnations, roses, daisies to orchids, and so on. Vendors can arrange beautiful bouquets for every occasion.”


Patpong/Suriwong/Silom Areas

– Hotels and shopping spot (not so cheap, though)

“Major hotels in this area include the Montien, the Pan Pacific, the Sofitel and the Dusit Thani. Silom Road is the main artery of Bangkok’s commercial heart and paralleled by Suriwong Road, while Patpong runs crosswise between the two. At night, this area has a lot of vivid entertainment. In addition to housing dozens of specialist shops and boutiques representing all the major products, this area also boasts many branches of wellknown retailers and several shopping plazas. Street stalls also abound, most notably at Patpong”s famous night bazaar. This area comprises Bangkok’s major business and entertainment areas as well. A variety of shops, supermarkets and plazas spoil the shopper by offering jewellery, gemstones, antiques, ceramics, leather goods, clothing, handicrafts, Thai silks and cottons, electronic devices, cameras and computer gears and a variety of other goods.”


Phahurat Bombay Market

– This is a good place for buying cloth

“There is a large Indian minority in Thailand. Merchants have spread out all over Asia from Southern India and many have come to Thailand. Many have arrived to trade the brightly-coloured cloth used to make saris and the beautiful ankle-length dresses Indian women like to wear. In Phahurat Market, on Phahurat Road parallel to Yaowarat Road just west of chinatown and towards the river, visitors will find a variety of supplies to suit the clothing needs of those Indian ladies and more. The market sells all kinds of cloth from plain white cotton to batik to silk, to cover every need; for cushions, curtains, upholstery coverings, suits, dresses and skirts. Think of the cloth requirements or even the buttons and tassels one needs, and it is a good bet one will find what one wants here. Cloth is sold by the metre, straight from the bolt. It is usually very cheap. Phahurat is a market really worth exploring. Not only is it a cloth centre, but a spice centre as well. As visitors go round the market, they will be aware of that spicy, Indian smell made up of incense, which they can buy here, and of course Indian curry. Visitors can buy incense to lend their living room an exotic atmosphere; search the tiny side streets for spices and other Indian specialties, household goods and shoulder bags in Thai silk.”

China Town

Phloen Chit/Pathumwan Areas

– Hotels + Teens Fashion Center + skywalk&BTS

“Big-name hotels include the Grand Hyatt Erawan, Arnoma, Regent, Imperial and Novotel. The area has several department stores and shopping centres, including the Central World Plaza, on the 7th floor of which the duty-free shopping outlet is located, Central Chitlom, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Square, Siam Discovery Centre, and MBK Center. Visitors will certainly find something they take a fancy to.”

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shopping in Bangkok 4 - Pratunam Phetchaburi Road Suan Lum Night Bazaar Sukhumvit Thewet Woengnakhon Khasem