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Your guide to shopping in Thailand

Shopping says clothing and accessories market of fashion. Do not panic, you will have a wide choice in terms of shopping, whether for branded clothing, tailor-made suits, fabrics or other handicrafts. However, the most visited markets are in Bangkok, Kingdom of Siam. Moreover, the capital is famous for its large shopping centers that attract fashionistas from all over the world. Some people come here just for shopping. However, these places may surprise you given their somewhat unusual opening hours.

The Chatuchak Weekend Market

The largest market in Thailand is located just north of Bangkok. This is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. And as the name suggests, it only opens on weekends. Nevertheless, it is not far. You would find all kinds of objects there; clothes, plants, books, works of art, etc. The Chatuchak Week-End Market has more than 15,000 shops.

Patpong Night Market

If you like night tours, take a detour to the Patpong Night Market. Although it is located in a red light district, you do not risk anything, because it caters in particular to foreigners. There are clothing stores, but mostly counterfeit products.

Shopping malls

Bangkok's malls are considered a shopper's paradise, and they are. First, there is the CentralWorld which is the largest shopping center in the world. Then, the second MBK Center complex, which contains 2,500 shops and stands spread over 8 levels. As a luxury boutique, there is the Siam Paragon. However, shopping malls are not limited to the capital, you can also find them in Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui.

Floating markets

Floating markets are no longer to be presented to the country. To the southwest of the capital, near Ratchaburi, you will discover the traditional Damnoen Saduak floating market where Thai women dressed in traditional costumes sell typical Thai dishes, dried fish, fruits and vegetables as well as spices. To go shopping in this mythical place, it is recommended to hold early before 9 am. The Amphawa Floating Market is not to be outdone, located 80km southwest of Bangkok on the Amphawa Canal.