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1. Posted by Minmin (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

hi...i will be making a trip to bangkok this weekend...what are the recommended places to go to if i m shopping alone???

rgds
min

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

what are you after?
pratunam is good for clothing and fakes.
go chatuchak if you want some exitment as well as shopping at rock bottom prices

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 11y

Quoting Minmin

hi...i will be making a trip to bangkok this weekend...what are the recommended places to go to if i m shopping alone???

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Hi

Find a hotel on Sukhumvit, Silom, or Siam. This will give you easy access to the Skytrain rapid transit system. The Skytrain is like an overhead subway - works pretty good as a cheap people mover.

The previous suggestions are good. You can also try the night market at Pat Pong (red light district) for lots of cheap jewelry, watches and handbags, It's on the Skytrain route not far from Robinsons.

There are numerous stalls on Sukhumvit Road, New Phetchaburi Road, and around Siam Center. Where you shop depends on what you want to buy. Lots of shopping malls around too!

When you have to take a taxi insist on the meter, and only pay the fare on the meter - it will be cheaper than bargaining. If you are an experienced traveller you will know that the taxi fare will usually be cheaper when you hail a moving cab. Taxis lurking around bus stations or hotels are more expensive.

Good luck.
AL

rgds
min

4. Posted by Minmin (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

hi...thanks for the suggestions...its my first time travelling alone...and my friends are only going to join me on sat night...so i have the whole of fri and sat afternoon to venture out alone...in fact i m looking for somewhere safe to go...

rgds,
min

5. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Bangkok is safe anytime anywhere - just don't carry any valuables on you