When your trip comes to the end, it’s time to think about the souvenirs you will bring back home for family and friends. And sure that Thailand, particularly Bangkok is a paradise for the shopaholic. There is no lack of choices for you to shopping like the shopping mall, street market, weekend market, floating market or world-famous Chatuchak market. Here are top 7 souvenirs that you should consider when traveling Thailand:
Thailand is popular for silk, which is one of the must-buy items when discovering this land. Produced from the cocoons of Thai silkworms, Thai silk attracts tourists by its beautiful color and the softy that can be made into a bag, a wallet, a tie, a scarf or a pillow cover. This is definitely a perfect and meaningful gift for any woman and man.
Best places to buy silk products:
You can easily find Thai silk products at anywhere in Thailand. However, Jim Thompson shops and Queen Thai Silk in Bangkok are the most famous which provide products with the reasonable price along with the high quality.
Queen Thai Silk: Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Jim Thompson store: 9 Surawong Road, Bangrak Bangkok 10500
If you love works of art and want something that brings the sense of Thailand’s culture then Thai handicraft will not make you disappointed. Instead of buying cosmetics or food, you can go and choose yourself the unique designed covers, rice baskets in various sizes, or pottery and lacquerware dishes, colorful paper umbrellas or woven-by-hill-tribe baskets.
Best places to get handicrafts: Chatuchak weekend market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Silom Village, Bangkok Chinatown
Traditional Thai Clothing
When travel one country, you should try its traditional costume at least one time. Each costume of each country has its own unique characteristics. Traditional Thai Clothing was named “Chut Thai” which means “Thai outfit”. It can be worn by men, women, and children. Thai people regard it as one of the proudest customs and they preserve it very well. Visitors are impressed by its charming, bright and delicate, especially fitting and modest at the same time. Traditional costumes can be found at every big market and shopping mall
Thai Herb, Sauces & Spices
Not only is the paradise for the shopaholic, but Thailand also is the heaven for food lovers. As everyone knows, Thai food is worldwide famous with the great combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavor. So if you fall in love with Thai food and want to bring the taste of Thai home, you can buy sauces and spices and try to make your own Thai dishes.
Best places to get spices: Chatuchak weekend market, Gourmet market, Pahurat, Big C, Villa market, Foodland, major supermarkets, etc.
Silver Jewelry and Accessories
Jewelry and accessories are always considered the best gift for the woman or significant ones. In Bangkok, you can find high-quality jewelry at an affordable price (5 – 500 USD). You will have various choices from rings, necklaces, bracelets to gleaming cups and plates.
Best places to get jewelry: Khao San Road, Charoen Krung Road, Silom Road, Chatuchak weekend market
Thai fruit-shaped bar soap
This kind of product can be found in every market. It is said that Thailand has the best smelling soap. Besides, it’s carved into eye-catching shapes of fruit such as coconut, pineapple, banana, apple, corn, mango, flowers, etc. Each has its own smell and attracts tourists by its cute shapes. It will be a perfect gift for visitors as it’s easy-to-pack and the price is also reasonable, just about 100 Baht (3-4$) for one bar
Best places to get: Asiatique market, Chatuchak market, Big C, etc.
Thai snack and dried fruits
It’s no doubt that Thailand is the heaven for sweet snacks and dried fruit. As a tropical country, Thailand can produce much different kind of fruits with high quality. Therefore, almost every kind of fruit could be chosen to be dried. Some of the most popular ones are jackfruit, durian, banana, mango, pineapple and sweet potato.
Best places to get: This is the common product in Thailand, so you can easily buy it in popular shopping zone such as Chatuchak weekend market, Bangkok’s China Town, Big C