hi guys, plannin a trip in mid oct, been there once but tt time i onli found interesting stuff at the weekend market, u got any nice places, shops, food places to recommend? my frd mentioned local designers' cloths at siam area.... however i have no idea where, so PLS advise
How long will you plan to be in Thailand?
In Bangkok, if you want to shop you can go to Jatujak (Weekend market), Patunum market ( you can find a lot of cloths here, and the cost is low too ), or you can go to Siam. Siam is not too far from Patunum, and there are MaBunKrong Mall, Siam Square, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery Malls. There are a variety of shops and restaurants around there.
hey lene, i am planning a trip to thai in oct also, you gotta try out qbar for the night scene, and the floating market
hmmm, qbar? where is it at?
i was thinking of just goin there for 4 days, jus to do some shopping and stuff as i am bringing my mum n sis along tis time. u have some 1 day trips to recommend ist?
There are many shops around bangkok for you to shop for. The famous one is Chatuchak (or what we, Thai, called "J.J.") where you can go there easily by BTS (sky train) or MRT (subway). Lots of cloths, furniture, pets, books, and other stuff are sold there. One thing is that it opens on Sat and Sun only. Be careful that the weather is quite hot so it's better to bring a fan and a bottle of water. Some foods are sold too.
The place that is very popular for teenagers is Siam Square, where you can go there by BTS at siam station. Many specialty shops that you can buy fashionable cloths are available. There's also Siam Discovery and Siam Center which are the shopping center consist of many brands (both Thai and international). MBK or Ma-boon-krong is also near siam square, it's a big shopping center with a lot of stuff, cloths, foods, eletrical devices, etc.
The shopping centers open every day from around 10am to around 9 pm.
Another shopping place that is very near my home is Suan-lum Night barzar near Suam-lum park. You can go there by using MRT at Suanlum Station. It opens in the evening aroung 6 pm until midnight. sometimes there is a food festival held there too. Most of the things available are cloths, furniture, foods, etc. I like this place because it's not hot.
If you want something very cheap but no brand at all (mass product), you can go to Pra-tu-nam (Water gate) or Sam-peng by Tuk-tuk, taxi, or bus. The places are quite big and you have to spend quite a time for exploring. Central World plaza located between siam and pra-tu-nam is the biggest shopping center in Thailand. You can find almost everything in this place. Very near to this place is a Brahma worship place (Pra-Prom) where you can see quite interesting culture for praying or worshipping.
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