10 Best Shopping Tours in Thailand - 2020 (with 304 Reviews)

Shopping in Thailand is a rendezvous between different kinds of shoppers and sellers. There are a plethora of shopping alternatives for your interest - from modern air-conditioned malls to the well-known humming street markets. There is a vast assortment of things to purchase - everything from designer jewelry, silks, to cheap clothing, keepsakes, and artifacts.

The trip to Thailand is incomplete without investing time and money on shopping to its famous places. Thailand has a diversity of malls and specialty stores along with the increasing number of night markets. Nearly every city and town have craft centers. For authentic ambiance and fabulous pictures, one can also visit the floating markets.

No doubt, your Thailand shopping journeywill be brimming of all things good. There are countless locations to choose from as per your taste, budget, and needs. The country offers numerous shopping spots for shopaholics; such as Pantip Plaza, Siam Paragon, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Phuket Walking Street, Rot Fai Market, and many more. This comprehensive guide will help you choose the right market for shopping before you book any Thailand tour packages.

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Pattaya Floating Market Entry Ticket, Buy @ ₹300 Only! 11H ₹ 300 5.0 star View Details
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Pattaya Floating Market Entry Ticket, Buy @ ₹300 Only! Featured
Pattaya Floating Market Entry Ticket, Buy @ ₹300 Only!



Roam around the floating market like a local!Visit one of the largest man-made floating markets in the world. This market is home to more than 114 unique shops. Choose any boat from the various options like Rowing boat, long-tail boat, and Amphibious boat. This 100,000 square meters floating market is separated into four parts, each representing and selling items from the four major parts of Thailand. (north, north-east, south and central). This market is famous for its Thai delicacies and snacks prepared by locals. From basic fruits like banana and apples to grilled crocodiles, you will find a wide range of variety of food here. You can shop for amazing fruits, vegetables and try some unique and weird dishes in the market also. Apart from the food, you will also discover traditional handmade toys, silverware, textiles, little boutiques, art galleries, postcards, souvenirs, and many more things. Witness hundreds of a wooden house and wooden architecture of Thailand, along the way. You can also perform zipline here. There is also a daily free show featuring four cultural performances.Following are the options for a boat ride:Rowing boat is the most common type of boat you can find at this floating market.Amphibious boat is larger than a rowing boat and it also provides a roof to the boat.Paddle boat is the most interesting option as you can paddle around the market like a local.How to reach:It is located in the city itself, a private/shared cab or tuk-tuk or the white baht bus is advisable.Note: Open daily 09.00 am - 08.00 pm.Pick-Up and Drop facility can also be availed.Children with a height under 3.9 ft will be charged at the child rate.

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Bangkok Floating Market Tour | Book Now & Save 35% off Featured
Bangkok Floating Market Tour | Book Now & Save 35% off



Shopping in a boat!We all have seen people cruising through the markets in boats, in many movies. Thailand's one of the most famous places and a perfect display of Thai culture is known as the Floating Markets. Bangkok is very unique in terms of its attractions and charms, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the Maeklong Railway Market and the weekend Amphawa floating markets which are astonishing and iconically unique in their features.Get a chance to live the reel life and explore the beautiful floating and train markets of Bangkok. This tour gives you the opportunity to explore all the 3 markets in a half-day tour.The tour will be is as follows:- 06:15 a.m. Meet up at the meeting point, selected by you from the pre-mentioned after booking. You can also book a private transfer option form pick-up & drop, from and to your hotel.- 07:30 a.m. Depart from Bangkok to Talad Rom-Hoob or Train Market.- 08:30 a.m. Arrive the Train Market (Talad Rom-Hoob), It is a long time well – known amazing Mae Klong Fresh Market which sets along sides of the railroad. The vendors will close their umbrella of the shops when the train coming through.- 09:15 a.m. Depart the Train Market to Damnoensaduak Floating Market.- 09:45 a.m. Arrive Damnoensaduak Floating Market. We have time one hour for walking around to see the Market ( or join a paddle boat pay extra 150 Baht/person ) and then take a long-tailed speedboat to visit the local area along the canal.- 11:45 a.m. Return from Damneonsaduak Floating Market to Bangkok.- 01:30 p.m. Arrive in Bangkok.Note: Kids and adults will be charged at the same fare.

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4g Sim Card Phuket Flat 20% off Featured
4g Sim Card Phuket Flat 20% off



Always stay connected!No matter where you are in Krabi, Thailand, always stay connected and in touch with family, friends and to the world such as news, information, etc. Moreover always keep a check on your itinerary and weather along with other attractions and places to visit with a 4g high-speed internet to make sure that you are always up to date with the places, itinerary, and attractions around you.Get super-fast web speeds with the SIM card's 4G connectivity. Never end up in trouble when it comes to checking maps, booking tours, calling the tour operator for any assistance, or simply reading blogs, news, etc. Pick up your sim right after your arrival in the HKT Airport at DTAC counters.The details of the sim card are:- Maximum speeds up to 3GB data usage- Speed drops to 384 kbps after using up 3GB (unlimited data usage)- Free calls to other DTAC Happy Tourist Super 4G SIM card users- Prepaid THB100 call credits (equivalent to approx. 30 minutes of talk time)Note: 4G/3G speeds will depend on the coverage area

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Chatuchak Weekend Market Tour, Bangkok | Buy @ 19% off
Chatuchak Weekend Market Tour, Bangkok | Buy @ 19% off



The Chatuchak Market Bangkok tour offers you an amazing opportunity to explore the largest market in all of Thailand. The Chatuchak Weekend Market also goes by the name JJ Market, and it has over 11,505 vendors and 15,000 stalls. Book the package now to avail exciting offers and discounts!WHAT TO EXPECTGo on a shopping spreeThe Chatuchak Weekend Market is a shopaholic's paradise. Here, you will find everything from clothing and accessories to handicrafts, furniture, and home décor options. If you are into collectibles and antiques, you won't find a better place in Bangkok to get your hands on some.Score the best deals with the help of your guideWith over 15,000 stalls and 11,505 vendors, the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok can get pretty overwhelming, but you should not worry as you will have a professional guide by your side. Your expert guide will take you to the best stores where you will find some incredible deals. It is the best way to spend your Thai Baht!Enjoy a sumptuous lunchIf you want to explore the local cuisine and street food, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is the ideal place for you. With countless options to choose from, you will be spoiled for choices. The trip also includes a sumptuous lunch that will re-energize your spirits and satisfy your soul.Take an After Hours walkAfter enjoying a nice meal, all you would want to do is take a walk to burn some of the calories. The after hours walk is the last phase of the Chatuchak Market Bangkok day tour. Roam around with your fellow travelers and learn about the market's rich history.KNOW BEFORE YOU GOOpening hours- Monday and Tuesday - Closed- Wednesday and Thursday - 7 am to 6 pm- Friday - 6 pm to 12 am- Saturday and Sunday - 9 am to 6 pmTour timings - 9:00am to 6:00pm

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Amphawa Floating Market Tour, Bangkok | Buy Now @ 16% off
Amphawa Floating Market Tour, Bangkok | Buy Now @ 16% off



Amphawa Floating Market Bangkok is an adventurous group visit to the floating market of Thailand. The market on the banks of the river is a fun experience to have with friends or family in Bangkok. Book the Amphawa floating market tour to explore the local Thai market, where you can shop souvenirs or pick up real Thailand made products, enjoy savouring authentic Thai dishes prepared in by traditional Thai-method and stroll around to witness the day to day life of Thais. The Amphawa floating market tour is available only on Saturdays and Sundays. WHAT TO EXPECT:- Pick up: To visit the Amphawa floating market, you must meet at the pick up point at the Siam Paragon Mall Gate1, G floor to head from Bangkok to Amphawa floating market. You are picked in a comfortable air condition luxurious minibus along with your group. The ride would take about one and half hours time from the pickup point to arrive at the floating market. - Market traverse: You arrive at the market and are allowed to explore the markets streets by yourself. You can take a walk and taste some authentic Thai curry, fried rice or even some seafood options, purchase Thai products or souvenirs with Thailand prints. After about an hour you gather to board a long-tail boat.     - Boat ride: Post your shopping spree, board the boat along with your group and enjoy the serene joy ride. The boat ride takes about one and half to two hours. You ride across the market area watching the sunset. As the darkness takes over, you can expect to have a one of a kind experience, hundreds of fireflies surround you illuminating light. Spot fireflies and stargaze while you spend a day amidst nature.     - Drop: After you finish your long-tail boat ride, Passengers are dropped back to the meeting point via the minibus. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:Meet Up Information:Time: 2:15pmLocation: Siam Paragon Mall Gate1, G floorHow To Get There:By BTS, ride to Siam (CEN) Station and exit from Exit 5. Downstairs, you will find the meeting point on the left
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Backpacking Tour of Thailand - Flat 30% off
Backpacking Tour of Thailand - Flat 30% off



About the DestinationThailand may seem like a big tourist hub with high prices for everything, a thought that will crush everyone's dream of backpacking through one of their favorite destinations, or a coveted. But coming to the root of it all, Thailand is a backpacker friendly destination and you can take to this beautiful country on a shoestring budget, with or without your gang. Visit Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the best city to be in the country, on a shoestring budget and still get to enjoy the best of all that the town has to offer. Explore Pattaya with Coral island tour and visiting city on your terms.About the TripThe trip starts with your arrival in BangkokYou will be visiting some of the most iconic spots and become part of experiences that will leave you asking for more, in Pattaya as well.Visit and shop at the famous floating markets of Bangkok and Alcazar show in Pattaya.Ride on the famous Tuk Tuk of ThailandThis trip is surely full of mesmerizing time with your bae.Note: Minimum 2 people are required to undertake this trip.

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Squad Travel Package to Pattaya, Thailand
Squad Travel Package to Pattaya, Thailand



About the DestinationThailand is a must visit destination of the world, at least once in your lifetime. It offers to you the best of everything, be it sights to see, cuisines to try, beaches to laze and enjoy at, or adventures to lose yourself in them. And that is why visiting Thailand with your gang this season is the best idea to increase the level of enjoyment by a factor of whatever number of friends you are taking with you. Visit the two gems of Thailand, Bangkok and Pattaya with your friends, without feeling heavy and concerned for your wallet.About the tripSpend your holidays in Bangkok and Pataya, getting up close to the stunning citiesStay in a hotel/hostel and enjoy each other's company in a beautiful landTake a city tour of these cities, exploring various attractions and activities as you go by enjoying the tripThis package also offers airport transfers

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Family Tour Package to Thailand on a Budget
Family Tour Package to Thailand on a Budget



About the destinationThailand is one of the most gifted tourist destinations of all. It has been provided with the best of everything within the boundaries of the great nation. That is why, this season is the best suited, almost perfect for visiting Thailand. And why come alone, why not come with your whole family to enjoy the best of adventure, beauty, cuisine, and hospitality here? If you are thinking about the kind of impact that a trip like this will have on your budget, don't. It has all been thought of already. Thr trip takes you through the most beautiful city of Thailand, that also happens to be the capital of this nation of extremes, BangkokAbout the TripArrive with your family in Bangkok and take to the famous night markets around youWatch the famous Siam Niramit show that talks of the history of the land of ThailandTake a tour of the city, before moving on to take the famous dinner cruise on Thailand's biggest river, Chao Phraya, and witness the best of the highlights of Bangkok that are all built around the river. Take a chance to shop for souvenirs and wardrobe additions at the MBK Mall.Also visit the picturesque and renowned floating markets of Thailand, like the Damnoen Saduak MarketExperience a ride on the well-known public transport of Thailand, the Tuk Tuk, which is actually a three-wheelerAfter an adventurous day in Pattaya, transfer back to Bangkok to bring an end to this wonderful journey

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30 November 2019
It was a good trip. Thanks for hosting.
26 November 2019
It was an amazing experience. I had so much fun with my family. We visited the floating markets of Thailand and also enjoyed Siam Niramit Show. Everything was perfect and well organized. Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
26 September 2019
This trip was pretty fun! Boating & Shopping together was altogether different and amazing experience!
Pleasant experience and very kind guide

People Also Ask About Shopping in Thailand

  1. Which are the best places for shopping at night in Thailand?

    Rot Fai Market

    Rot Fai Market is superior to all other night markets in Thailand. This market has three sections with several vendors selling the latest fashion and apparel, French chandeliers, vintage leather jackets, or action figures from Japan. Further, there are cool lounges, restaurants, and snack stalls to have a fun night out.

    Location: 55 9 Ratchadapisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
    Timings: Daily 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Rong Kluea Market

    It is a border market in Ban Khlong Luek spread across a huge area. The majority of vendors here travel from neighboring countries and come to sell new and unusual products. Thus, the odds of getting some special souvenirs are quite high. It's a one destination stop buying anything ranging from t-shirts, fake designer goods, cheap electronics at reasonable prices.

    Location: Pa Rai Aranyaprathet Sa Kaeo 27120
    Timings: Daily 07:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Chaweng Walking Street

    In this market, you can shop, eat, and watch performances by local artists without being disturbed by vendors. Set across the beach road the Chaweng Street market has little tent stalls decorated with bright hangings presenting some cool items. The market has various brands, namely Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Lacoste, and others. Don't forget to use your haggling skills here.

    Location: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320
    Timings: Mon to Sun: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Fisherman's Village Walking Street

    This one is a colorful and lively market that has all the ingredients that make the open-air markets so famous. Thousands of stalls are selling an infinite list of items along with local street food. You can buy 100-baht T-shirts, handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, watches of incredible mechanical sound, souvenirs, duplicate branded clothes, and much more.

    Location: Bophut Beach Road, Bophut
    Timings: Daily 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Indy Market

    With about 500 stalls, it's mostly visited by locals so you will find rates quite cheaper than any other night market. The market has fairy lights scattered all around, creating a beautiful ambiance. From shops selling creative graphic tees and quirky fashion stuff to bistros, and live performances too, it has got you covered.

    Location: Thanon Suk Sawat, Khwaeng Chom Thong, Khet Chom Thong, 10150
    Timings: Daily 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

    With a lot of stalls in Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, you'll find everything here ranging from T-shirts to sculptural art. There are a variety of hill-tribe crafts, like silver jewelry, embroidered bags, knitted scarves, bedspreads, wallets, and fashion accessories. Also, it has two stages for cultural performances and a food court to relish your dinner.

    Location: Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000
    Timings: Daily 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Tamarind Night Market

    The Tamarind Night Market is more about traditional Thai street food at quite low rates with dozens of food and drinks stalls. So, it's a perfect place to get the taste of local dishes. In terms of shopping, you'll additionally find stuff like clothing and various other wares.

    Location: Nong Kae-Takiap - Hua Thanon 3, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
    Timings: Thurs to Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Phuket Walking Street

    This market is comparable to the quality of night markets in Bangkok. Shop till you drop here by looking out for stuff like clothes, quirky handmade accessories and much more! You can also enjoy street performances, music and dancing after shopping.

    Location: Thalang Road in Phuket Old Town Road
    Timings: Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  2. Which Shops in Thailand are Open 24/7?

    There are numerous 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, which are open 24 hours. These 7-Eleven stores have, in fact, become part of the everyday life of Thai people. It will definitely be very hard not to head to one of these during your visit to Thailand. 7-Eleven will never disappoint you; here, you can find everything varying from food, drinks, and snacks to other travel essentials.

  3. What is the best time to visit Thailand?

    The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February.

    It is the wintertime in Thailand with an average temperature of 20°C. With cool and dry weather, the region transforms into a lush green panorama. Thus, considered ideal time amongst tourists to plan a trip to this place. Since it is the peak season, it is recommended to book hotels and flights in advance.

  4. Is Thailand good for shopping?

    The locals, expats, and a vast number of tourists that visit Thailand all love to shop here. Every corner of this country no matter which city you are planning to book in your itinerary has heaps of options for shopping. From luxury malls to shop for luxury items to flea markets selling affordable handmade and local goods, Thailand has a lot to offer.

  5. What are the famous shopping malls in Thailand?

    Siam Paragon, Siam

    Siam Paragon is a shopping mall that is presently the fourth largest mall for shopping in Thailand and a one-stop destination for various fun experiences. It houses internationally well-known fashion brands, several specialty stores, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World aquarium, restaurants, cafes, etc.

    Location: 991 1 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
    Timings: Mon to Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Central World, Siam

    This biggest shopping center in Thailand is also one of the biggest shopping malls in the world. Comprising of eight stories, each having its own theme. This luxury designer stores in the mall have a combination of brands, some of which are slightly reasonable as well as the couture label straight from the runways.

    Location: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
    Timings: Mon to Sun 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

    EmQuartier, Phrom Phong

    EmQuartier is a luxury shopping mall that is divided into three parts, called the Waterfall Quartier, the Helix Quartier, and The Glass Quartier. The mall boasts several premium brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Zara, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Valentino, etc.

    Location: 698 693,695 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Central Embassy Shopping Mall

    Bangkok's freshest futuristic mega-mall for all-in-one premier shopping in Thailand. Famous luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Chanel are housed here. But there are also some other great reasons to visit this mall. It additionally features a first-class luxury cinema, fine-dining restaurants, and the six-star Park Hyatt Hotel.

    Location: 1031 Ploenchit Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Siam Discovery

    Siam Discovery is located in the main shopping area in Bangkok. This shopping center presents an unusual Bangkok shopping experience due to the bizarre concept of advertising of items on sale. Here you will also find Thailand's only Madame Tussauds Museum.

    Location: 989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
    Timings: Mon to Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Siam Center, Siam

    It seems like an ultra-modern photo studio, with bright lights and many dark surfaces, and loaded with a few cool contemporary sculptures. You will find here stores like Estee Lauder, Victoria's Secret, and Forever 21 and upscale restaurants. However, there are also some cool local designer stores making it a must-visit destination for shopping in Thailand.

    Location: 979, Rama I Road | Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
    Timings: 10:00 am -10:00 pm

    Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road

    It is one of the most magnificent and the coolest shopping mall you have seven seen with lots of brands and over 600 shops. Each floor is structured and devoted to famous cities. For instance, a Glimpse of Paris, similar to the boulevards of London, the domes and minarets of Istanbul, the atmosphere of Tokyo, etc.

    Location: 88, Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
    Timings: Mon to Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

  6. Which are the famous food markets in Thailand?

    Phantip Night Food Market

    Phantip night market in Koh Phangan is a go-to place for tourists relishing tasty dinner with every type of food like noodle soups, curries, fried chicken, sticky rice, grilled fish, sushi, kebabs, and so forth. Visit it for authentic and fresh food at reasonable prices with a friendly ambiance all around.

    Location: Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280
    Timings: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
    What's Special: Thai, Italian, Indian, Japanese, and Israeli cuisine.

    Nathon Night Food Market

    It's a massive street food market which opens daily. But on Saturdays, it unfolds into a general market selling souvenirs, clothes, and other local products. This is the best place in Koh Samui for souvenir shopping as prices are lower than anywhere else and the salespersons not too annoying.

    Location: Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140
    Timings: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    What's Special: Street food and gift shopping

    Or Tor Kor Market

    It's an indoor market situated in the building of the Marketing Organization for Farmers with more than 600 stalls. This market was ranked amongst the world's best fresh markets by CNN. It's one of the favourite shopping places in Thailand for both Thai people and tourists to buy upscale fresh produce.

    Location: Kamphaengphet Road, Bangkok 10900
    Timings: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    What's Special: Famous for fresh food


    If you fancy Chinese food, get here. From cold sweet noodles, which are the delectable dessert, to the ultimate Chinese soups, Chinatown brings China to Thailand. Chinese people offer food at this market. Bangkok's Chinatown market is where a buffet of amazingly delicious meal awaits for foodies.

    Location: Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand
    Timings: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    What's Special: Authentic Chinese cuisine served by China locals

    Ratchawat Market

    There are various street food stalls and local restaurants that are crowded every day. All sorts of Thai meals you are searching for can be discovered here like fresh meats, vegetarian dishes, seasonal fruits, and authentic Thai street desserts.

    Location: 1444 97 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300
    Timings: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    What's Special: Thai street desserts

  7. Is Thailand expensive for shopping?

    There are a lot of luxury malls and stores with high prices. Apart from that, Thailand is also loaded with much affordable range of markets. You can visit various flea markets, walking streets, or night markets to buy cheap clothing, accessories, handcrafted product, souvenirs, and other retail goods. Such markets are found in almost every corner of the country.

  8. Which currency is used in Thailand?

    The official currency of Thailand is called Thai Baht or THB. You'll find coins of 2 baht, 5 baht, and 10 baht and notes of 20 baht, 50 baht, 100 baht, and 1,000. 

    Further, Baht is split into satang, so, there are 100 satangs/baht. There are 25 satang and 50 satang coins, but nowadays they are hardly used. 

  9. How much do 1 Thai Baht equal in Indian Rupee?

    According to the current exchange rate, 1 Baht (THB) is equal to 2.30 Indian Rupees (INR). Thus, planning a trip to Thailand is cost-effective for Indians.

  10. Are there any restrictions to buy alcohol in Thailand?

    You aren't allowed to purchase alcohol in Thailand from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on all days of the week. Further, alcohol can't be served on five Buddhist holidays, i.e., Makha Bucha, Asarnha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha, Khao Pansa, or Wan Org Pansa Day. This law also applies to restaurants, bars, and hotels. Even bars are closed during these days. Also, on Election day there’s a restriction on liquor.

  11. Which are the top destinations to shop in Thailand?

    Shopping in Phuket

    Phuket showcases a diverse choice of shopping possibilities, including contemporary retail chains, bazaar-like emporiums, local markets, and chic boutiques that all are practically well-stocked with goods.

    These days, Phuket Old Town is a frequently visited shopping center because of the increasing tourist presence. The town has likewise been seeing the development of many huge shopping malls.

    Things famous for buying: Batik shirts and bags, pearl jewelry, and silk textiles.

    Shopping in Bangkok

    Bangkok has formed into a truly outstanding and most well-known Thailand shopping destination. Costs are low, quality is high, and the range of products are genuinely astounding here. The assortment of shopping experiences in Bangkok ranges from lavish shopping at a mall to a night spent around walking street markets.

    Most shops in this city open between 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily throughout the week and night markets continue beyond this time. Thus, it is convenient to shop in Bangkok having the opportunity to go out whenever convenient for you.

    Things famous for buying: Gemstones, silks, traditional handicrafts, tailor-made clothes, lacquerware, and silverware

    Shopping in Koh Samui

    Koh Samui offers a bunch of shops varying from the basic souvenir shop to brand label boutiques. The choices are endless, and the costs are genuinely moderate. While pretty much every facet of the island has a store worth touring, the principle shopping destinations are in Lamai, Chaweng, Nathon.

    Lamai has a pleasant variety of quirky small stores, and Chaweng offers the most options. However, Nathon usually presents the least expensive goods. Additionally, various types of fake products overflow and can be purchased at quite a low cost than originals. Some of the famous locations are The Wharf, Central Festival, Chaweng Walking Street, Lamai Night Market, and Fisherman's Village Walking Street.

    Things famous for buying: Exotic souvenirs, swimwear, cheap electronics, street food, accessories, ornaments, and DVDs.

    Shopping in Chiang Mai

    Shopping in Chiang Mai is a hub for handcrafted product lovers! You won't find handcrafts anywhere else in Thailand as at this place. You are sure to get a few truly bizarre souvenirs here that come in a range of shapes and sizes. This city houses less variety of shopping malls, though an impressive array of markets.

    There are additionally numerous gallery-style stores and boutiques selling antiques, art, and handiwork. The Nimman Road region gives a compact and out-and-out shopping experience, with the goods on consistently high quality and value.

    Things famous for buying: Handicrafts, souvenirs, antiques, hand-carved wooden elephants, and artwork.

    Shopping in Pattaya

    Pattaya too has a variety of shopping destinations, ranging from luxurious malls to famous street markets. Don't forget to haggle on everything from top brand clothes to souvenirs. The markets here are selling a collection of cosmetics, electronics, street food, toys, DVDs, plants, knick-knacks and almost anything you can think of.

    Many of the shopping malls in Pattaya are as interesting as the street markets serving added advantage to a day of retail therapy.

    Things famous for buying: Trinkets, key chains, figurines, Thai silk, backpacker bracelets and Thai sauce

    Shopping in Krabi

    With the arrival of superstores, the merchandise sale has grown in Krabi. This town has some lovely boutiques, especially in Ao Nang. Ample choices await for shopaholic tourists here. Visit much-acclaimed Krabi Town Walking Street and Namlily in Koh Phi Phi Don's Tonsai Village.

    Further, the shops are stuffed near Krabi beaches. The merchants near the beaches are selling everything from suntan lotion to sarongs, Buddhas to bookends and batik.

    Things famous for buying: Gold and silver jewelry, ceramic souvenirs, bags, scarves, cosmetics, and cushion covers.

    Shopping in Phi Phi Island

    Shopping is gradually thriving on Phi Phi island as you can purchase various items including food, clothing, and trinkets for hippies. Shops are split into sections like impromptu mini-markets. In one store you will find clothes at the same time in the nearby you can order a coffee or find a bookstore.

    Visitors and locals on the island generally enjoy this blend of shops which makes shopping Koh Phi Phi island quite unique. Kunstone Silver and Jewelry is famous amongst visitors visiting Phi Phi Island shopping.

    Things famous for buying: exotic gifts, handmade jewelry, sports accessories, clothing

    Shopping in Koh Tao

    There are not several luxury spots but everything can be found here from 24-hour supermarkets to mini-marts. Also, there are a lot of shops and vendors standing at the roadside. You can buy funky designer clothes from many quality brands for surprisingly low prices.

    Also, shop for ethnic souvenirs made from coconut, ceramics, bamboo, or shells and unusual jewelry made from leather, bone, silver, beads, and precious stones. There are a lot of stores selling second-hand books as well.

    Things famous for buying: Sarongs, ethnic souvenirs, hammocks, coconut oil, bones, and leather jewelry

    Shopping in Hua Hin

    Hua Hin is not as famed in Thailand shopping as other parts of Thailand, though the range of items and locations here makes the shopping adventure pretty pleasurable. The prices here are moderate as compared to Phuket or Koh Samui. It has three principal shopping malls and a few smaller ones.

    The big players at Hua Hin are Seenspace, Blúport and Market Village. Besides, for relaxing shopping time, visit the night markets like Grand and Cicadahere.

    Things famous for buying: Vinyl records, backpacks, furniture, handbags, clothing, and decorative items

  12. Which things are worth buying in Thailand?

    Home Decor

    Intrigue even the least affected guests at your home with a wealth of home decor items from your Thailand shopping, handcrafted by vendors and by local designers. When you roam through the city markets, you will find various products like cushion covers, pottery dishes, and wooden carvings.

    Thai Spa Products

    After returning from a long vacation, you can relax with the essential oils and scented candles found in Thailand. This country is an amazing source for such spa products. Some of the top sellers among tourists are foot soaks, herbal massage packs, and body scrubs. You can likewise buy massage and soothing balms.

    Fruit Snacks

    You can't return home without buying original and exotic fruit snacks from Bangkok. Kunna is one of the most famous brands here selling an assortment of fruit snacks. You can shop for them in almost all the major stores and markets.

    Flower and Fruit Shaped Soaps

    The bright colored quirky soaps are must-buy items when in Thailand. These soaps are organic, herbal, aromatic, and handmade. The shapes range from mango, grapes, watermelon to roses, and frangipani. You can find them in any of the street shops in Pattaya with some haggling.

  13. Where to shop on a budget in Thailand?

    Chillva Market

    A high-spirited night market, Chillva flea market offers everything from the latest fashion to delicious Thai food. You can get some amazing and reasonably priced t-shirts, shoes, sunglasses, and handmade cosmetics. In the pristine white tents, you will find many clothing boutiques which make this market unique.

    Siam Square

    Siam Square is packed with several stores all selling their own unique items. The different lanes within the square feature various types of products. From chic leather and studs to light, pastel vintage, this place will satisfy every visitor's fashion needs.

    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    This weekend market will offer you the most lively and chaotic experience of shopping in Thailand. You will be surprised by its sprawling area with more than 15,000 stalls. Buy anything here ranging from beads, suits of armor, vinyl records to a live seahorse! Negotiation is suggested, simply do it gracefully.

    Union Mall

    The mall has vast walkways filled with 1000 retail shops in every corner offering Japanese and Korean fashion. This mall will win the heart of youngsters with its several boutique stores selling unusual and stylish garments by young local designers.

    Talad Lot Fai

    Also known as Train Market famous for unique Thailand shopping experience like Thai antiques, clothing, kitsch from the 70s and 80s, snacks and candy. Don't miss visiting the old warehouses, where you can buy tonnes of vintage goods.

  14. What are the best places to shop in Thailand?

    Platinum Fashion Mall

    The largest retail, as well as wholesale, shopping malls in Thailand with more than 2000 shops devoted to clothes, bags, footwear, accessories, and others. It has got everything that you are searching for. Additionally, there are a lot of food choices available in the food court, cafes, and restaurants. Be it international or local cuisine; you'll discover it all here!

    Location: 222 Petchburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
    Timings: 09.00 - 08.00
    Highlights: Fashion clothing and accessories shopping mall

    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    This weekend market will offer you the most lively and chaotic shopping experience. You will be surprised by its sprawling area with more than 15,000 stalls though even more by the unimaginable type of wares. Buy anything here ranging from beads, suits of armor, vinyl records to a live seahorse! Negotiation is suggested, simply do it gracefully.

    Location: Kamphaeng Phet Road, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
    Timings: Sat to Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Wed to Thurs: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm & Tues closed
    Highlights: Good for buying souvenirs

    Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market

    If you are into vintage style things, then this is your place to be. You will get items like French chandeliers, kitsch furniture, classic motorbikes, cars, cameras. Also, street food stalls, cafes, and restaurants stock up the market.

    Location: Srinakarin Soi 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok
    Timings: Thurs to Sun: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am Mon to Wed: Closed
    Highlights: Trendy and hipster variety, antique decor items

    Pan Tip Plaza

    One of the gigantic shopping malls in Thailand for technophiles who can find whatever they need like laptops, tablets, software, cameras, digital cameras, MP3 players, and much more. It's where other traders from all over the country purchase electronic items at wholesale prices.

    Also, you can always request for some freebies as with so much competition; sellers are generally willing to throw in some extras to withhold the customer.

    Location: Petchaburi Road, opposite Pratunam's City Complex
    Timings: 10:00 - 21:00
    Highlights: Selling all kinds of electronic items

    Pratunam Market

    Based in the heart of the city, this market is packed with stalls and little stores that sell chiefly women clothes at surprisingly reasonable prices. The shops here open at different timings. You will get a different shopping experience in the morning and night.

    Location: Ratchaprarop Road | Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
    Timings: Mon to Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Highlights: Affordable and largest women clothing market

    MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center)

    A large shopping mall in Bangkok that houses plenty of shops, service outlets, food court, restaurants, and the 4-story Tokyu department store. It is one of the right places for
    souvenir shopping in Thailand as here you can get genuinely great deals and stuff.

    Location: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
    Timings: Mon to Fri: 10:30 am - 9:30 pm Sat to Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Highlights: Souvenir shopping

    Union Mall

    Union Mall is amongst the favourite shopping malls in Thailand for locals because of the variety of interesting and trendy items. You'll also discover wedding boutiques featuring wedding dresses for women and suits for men along with accessories for wedlock photoshoots. On the upper floors, there are many booths selling vintage items, ideal for the haggling masters.

    Location: 54 Soi Lat Phrao 1, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok
    Timings: Mon to Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Highlights: Wedding attires and vintage products

    Victory Monument Market

    The iconic Victory Monument transforms into the most famous night market for teenage office worker garments. Chances are shoppers will get plenty of goods at a budget-friendly price. It is a one-stop destination featuring malls, small stores, and the street market.

    Location: 5/11 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
    Timings: Tues to Sun: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday Closed
    Highlights: Formal and teenage clothes

  15. What is the famous flea and street market in Thailand?

    Kad Kong Ta Street Market

    A simple, traditional shopping market is amongst the notable artistic attractions of Lampang. It has vendors from various ethnic groups like Thai, Burmese, Chinese, and Westerners. Thus, it offers you a shopping experience of cultural mix. You can visit it to buy souvenirs and relish food.

    Location: Mueang Lampang, Lampang 52100
    Timings: Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Wua Lai Walking Street

    This open-air market has been recognized for the quality lacquer and silverware. On Saturday evenings, the market also sets up for the popular handicraft sector. Don't neglect to shop for all these authentic handicraft items that you had never seen anywhere. You also get to enjoy traditional Thai performances and local foods.

    Location: Wua Lai Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100
    Timings: Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    TGIF Market

    An eye-pleasing urban market ideal to hang out with friends. TGIF stands for Thank God It's Flea-Market. It regularly changes the market’s themes every week. They have quite inspired, creative, and seldom outrageous food preparations that you'll not find anywhere else.

    Location: ama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan, CentralWorld, Bangkok 10330
    Timings: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Camp - Vintage Flea Market

    This market features bench seating, food trucks, lounges, and a stage that features special live music. The decor is done in vintage style here like old trucks, scooters, motorcycles, campers, an old Dakota airplane, and military vehicles. The shops stock vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. You'll also find Jazz, blues & soul, rock and pop vinyl records here.

    Location: 460 Kamphaeng Phet 1 Allay, The Camp Vintage Flea Market Hangar 3, Room 4 Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
    Timings: Tues to Thurs: 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Sat to Sun: 5 pm - 12:00 am, Monday closed

    Krabi Walking Street

    One of the famous shopping destinations in Krabi, sells a whole lot of stuff, from lingerie to food. The walking street also hosts local artists and vendors to display their goods to the tourist in Krabi.

    Location: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000
    Timings: Fri - Sun: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm and Tues: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Walking street Maenam

    Mae Nam's walking street is stuffed with fascinating stalls and snack peddlers. You are never far from digging in delectable food here. Walk down the street to shop for a pair of denim, T-shirts, genuine-looking Ray-Ban sunglasses, exquisite handicrafts, second-hand clothes, and toys. On some nights, you can also witness live entertainment performed by local expats or Thai teens.

    Location: Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330
    Timings: Thurs: 5:00 pm - 11 pm

    San Kamphaeng Saturday Walking Street

    San Kamphaeng is a crafts lovers hub. With various craft items concentrated in one region, it's amongst the best market to watch artisans at work and offering items like pottery, lacquerware, saa paper (handmade sheets), paper umbrellas, and silk.

    Location: 1006, Tambon San Kamphaeng, Amphoe San Kamphaeng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50130
    Timings: Sat: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  16. Which place in Thailand has the maximum number of shopping malls?

    Bangkok has the maximum number of shopping malls in Thailand. In fact, some of the largest malls in the country and the world are established in this city.

  17. Which are the famous vintage shops in Thailand?

    Love 70s

    Love 70s is likely the most well-known vintage clothing store in Chiang Mai. It is a warehouse-style building, which houses the usual standard t-shirts and jeans along with a huge collection of 70's lace tunics, floral print dresses, leather bags, and backpacks.

    Again and Again

    In this vintage store, everything is superbly organized on hangers and racks by style and color. Prices are between 500 baht to 5,000 as per the product. They have brought all the exquisite vintage items in one place such as accessories, shoes, costume and leather bags and belts.

    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    It is one of the most popular, and best places in Bangkok to purchase vintage fashion like shoes, clothing, leather jackets, and accessories all available on a bargain. The prices range from 150 baht to 2000 baht. The vintage style at this market is a great mix of indie fashion and imported western clothes.

    Thai Auto Vintage

    For classic car fanatics, this little garage is worth the detour based out of central Bangkok. This vintage car garage is a part repair shop, part museum, with a few classic car models for sale.

  18. Apart from shopping, what can we do in Thailand?

    Island Hopping with Snorkeling in Pattaya

    You can go on a three-island tour while in Pattaya. With this tour, you can head to Koh Pai to be charmed by its calm natural beaches. Linger on the beach or go swimming. The second island you get to visit is Koh Rin.

    This island is famous for its best diving and snorkeling locations. Thus, diving lovers can take part in a fun-filled activity - swim deep under the ocean around underwater canyons and marvelous corals. Koh Ling is the third destination where visitors can meet with the Thai Samae monkeys, principal inhabitants of the island. Conclude your Pattaya day cruise by relishing delicious Thai buffet and dancing along as you cruise back.

    Location: Pattaya
    Timings: 8 hrs tour
    Price: THB 2516/ INR 5800

    Visit Safari World in Bangkok

    Safari World Bangkok features two theme parks - Marine Park and Safari Park. The African landscape is the inspiration behind the park's design. Get a breathtaking adventure with the wild at Safari World Bangkok where you get to come closer with lions, ostriches, and giraffes in a scenic, thrilling ride.

    Further, be delighted by watching marine animals like sharks, seals, and others in its Marine Park. There are various other activities too that you can choose along according to your time and preference.

    Location: 99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510
    Timings: Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Price: THB 521/ INR 1200

    Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise in Bangkok

    It's an ideal activity for couples. Enjoy a romantic cruising and dining time along the Chao Phraya river offering the grand landscape of Thailand. You get to relish international buffet with tasty Thai dishes with mood alleviating music in the background.

    A mesmerizing experience to observe the beauty of this magnificent city. During the voyage, you’ll witness the popular historical monuments of Thailand like The Royal Grand Palace, The Rama 8 Bridge, The Temple of Dawn and others. A candle-light around the charismatic ambiance will make your evening memorable.

    Location: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
    Timings: 2 hrs cruise
    Price: THB 868/ INR 1999

    Mangrove Kayak Trip In Krabi

    If you are an adventure freak, don't miss this activity. You get to behold the beauty of various caves and the grand North of Krabi Province while navigating through the woods. Explore Ban Bor Thor's astounding mangroves & limestone cliffs while kayaking. Further, stop at the small coastal village to discover its charming rivers and gulfs. Also, visit the National Marine Park.

    In the caves, you will have the most majestic experience by seeing numerous seashells glowing from the cave floor. Additionally, relish your lunch in one of the most peaceful and unreal surroundings ever.

    Location: Krabi
    Timings: 5 Hrs
    Price: THB: 521, INR 1199

    Day out at Dream World Amusement Park in Bangkok

    A European style fantasyland where you get to enjoy thrilling rides and meet your ideal fairytale as well as cartoon characters. Space Mountain, Hanging Coaster, Vikings, Haunted Mansion, Super Splash are some of the popular rides at this theme park. Additionally, at -8°C environment in Snow Town ski lovers can have some really adventurous time of their life.

    Here you also get to view popular monuments from all across the world redesigned in miniature form. A must-visit place for families looking for fun things to do in Thailand.

    Location: 62, Moo 1, Rangsit-Ongkarak Road | Bang Yitho, Thanyaburi 12130
    Timings: 10 am - 5 pm
    Price: THB 661/ INR 1399

    Enjoy Water Activities At Coral Island in Phuket

    Raya and coral islands are pure, and isolated islands in Phuket that are the perfect places to visit in Thailand for water sports. You can do parasailing and fly high into the sky as the boat accelerates. Another activity you get to do with this tour is the banana boat.

    In it, you'll be sailing on a banana-shaped boat while flipping and flopping on the crystal clear water. The third and most exciting activity is sea walking in which you literally walk in the sea and get to witness the exotic marine life of Phuket. Also, visit various bays to relax for a while.

    Location: Raya and Coral Islands
    Timings: 9 hrs. activity
    Price: THB 1540/ INR 3550

    Witness Marine Life at Ocean World Bangkok

    On your Bangkok tour, Sea Life Ocean World is a definite go-go destination. It's amongst the largest underwater aquarium in Southeast Asia with over 30,000 fish of more than 400 species. You have got 12 themed zones to explore in the underwater glass tunnel to witness the marine life.

    Also, enjoy feeding marine animals like sharks, water rats, otters, penguins, and so on. Additionally, include a relaxing pedicure session through the little fishes to make your trip more enthralling.

    Location: 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
    Timings: 10 am - 9 pm
    Price: THB 651/ INR 1499

    A Tour to James Bond Island

    As the name suggests, this island is famous for shooting of one of the James Bond movies So, if you want to relive the James Bond movie moments Khao Tapoo Island is your place to be.

    You will be reaching Phang-Nga Bay through ferry. Then head to Reach the Koh Panak to enjoy the stunning picturesque panorama of the lagoons and caverns. Also, indulge in sea canoeing while here. You will also get the chance to go kayaking at Hong island. There are many more activities to enjoy along the beautiful sandy beaches.

    Location: Phang-nga
    Timings: 9 hrs tour
    Price: THB 1350/ INR 3110

  19. What should I take as a souvenir from Thailand?

    Hand-Woven Products

    There is a plethora of hand-woven goods on offer all around the country which counts to be wonderful, lightweight souvenirs. You can choose woven products like baskets, stools, bags, and textiles. Through this, you'll also be supporting the local economy.

    Carved Wooden Elephant

    The finest and most remarkable memento you can bring home from Thailand is a hand-carved wooden elephant from the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Elephant caretakers here hand carve all the wooden elephants that look like the elephant they take care for.

    Thai Silk

    Don't you dare to leave Thailand without a few pieces of Thai silk! You can buy a pure silk dress or shawl for your female acquaintances.

    Thai Spices

    For anyone you know, enjoys cooking take some local spices with you for them. The spices are available nearly everywhere, which are dried and packed in vacuum-sealed packets, so it is easy for tourists to carry back home with them easily.

  20. Do People in Thai markets speak English?

    Thai is the official language of the country, and English is the secondary language. Thus, the majority of the people in Thailand speak English. As Thailand witnesses lots of tourists, even the less educated people understand this language.