The land of smiles that is Thailand
is not only popular for its friendly faces, gorgeous
sand beaches and colorful culture.
The country is also known to be one
the world’s paradise for shopaholics.
Thailand is a
great place to exercise a shopaholic’s feet and
arms, and needless to mention, wallets for all those
great buys that they can find.
Thailand abounds with flashy boutiques, numerous
novelty shops, large shopping malls, wide-ranging
department stores and lively street markets even at
All these establishments are filled with
interesting items at very affordable prices.
Probably everything you want can be found in these stores,
from clothes, jewelries and accessories, to techie gadgets,
to kitchen and house wares, to any trinket one can possibly
In the cities of Chiang Mai and Bangkok, bustling
night markets are the places to look for.
One of the most famous
night markets is Bangkok’s Chatuchak Night Market.
It is said to be the largest market in Thailand and
also argued to be the largest in the world.
Its 35 acres
of land house approximately 15,000 stalls. And
reportedly, around 250,000 to 300,000 shoppers go to
this market every Saturday and Sunday. Maybe one
reason for the busy traffic of visitors in this
market is its strategic location.
conveniently located near the MRT’s Kamphaengphet
station and is just a 5-minute stroll from the
Skytrain’s Mo Chit station. Another reason may be
because most of its stores are open only on
night market in Bangkok was the Suan Lum Night Bazaar,
otherwise known as the “Night Plaza”. This night market was
equally abundant in products but was closed down in 2007
when the property lease expired. As with most countries,
Thailand also has its own Chinatown.
Chinatowns, the one in Bangkok is a center for China
novelty shops and food stalls. Exquisite China wares
can be bought here at very affordable and negotiable
it comes to world class shopping malls, Thailand is
proud of its fabulous shopping complex called Siam
Paragon. This mall refers to itself as the pride of
Bangkok. Siam Paragon has all signature brands under
its roof, such as Shu Uemura, Shiseido, Guess, Bon
Valentine, Beverly Hill Polo Club, Louis Feraud,
Pierre Cardin, and Guy Laroche, to name just a few.
luxury shopping mall is the Emporium located at the
center of Sukhumvit Road.
This mall also houses
international brands like in Siam Paragon. Popular brands
like Chanel, Tod’s and Cartier opened their first outlet in
this country at the Emporium. Understandably, because the
Emporium is Thailand’s very first luxury mall.