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which one more interesting in terms of shopping

Hi, pls tell me in term of shopping which is more interesting,

Patpong ? Siam Square ? Silom or Sukhumvit ?

How about the markets?


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1. Re: which one more interesting in terms of shopping

More Interesting?

Patpong is a night market of the crowded shoulder to shoulder type with many imitation items available, quality can vary greatky.

The others have stalls, except Mondays, selling most things tourists want. The stalls change during the day and night and Sukhumvit during the night becomes effectively a long bar and food outlet.

The weekend Market is an all day job if you want to see lots of it and the Night Bazar is a good night out especially if you eat in the large hall. Lots of different foor and live bands every night.

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2. Re: which one more interesting in terms of shopping

Hi Rocachda,

depends what you want to buy! copy T shirts and other textiles we go to Pratunam.We buy fake watches handbags etc on Patpong.

I agree with previous post re others. We are staying Sukhumvit area this time for the first time so may have a different opinion when we get back.Patpong reminds me of Bugis street before it got cleaned up.

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3. Re: which one more interesting in terms of shopping

Siam Square has the MBK Centre which is air conditioned and has almost anything you might want to buy in Thailand. Great deals on tee shirts. Good food and snacks on the top floor of Tokyu dept store in MBK.

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is a real scene and can be fun and you can get amazing bargains there but it is enormous, can be quite confusing and unbearably hot. Get there very early, get a free map at the info center or get the Nancy Chandler map and figure out what areas you want to explore. You can waste a lot of time being lost in aisles and aisles of cheap blue jeans and assorted junk and tire before finding the things you might really want. Great place to get the lowest prices for Thai handicrafts and souvenir tee shirts of dubious quality (fun souvenirs and fine for the gym). If you see any tee shirts with a label CH-80 jeans company - these are reasonably good quality. Should cost about 180 to 200 baht each but of course the vendor will start out asking for 300 baht

If you want to buy some really nice clothes - including tee shirts - of top notch quality that will last and look nice for years then visit the Jim Thompson shop (several in Bangkok). A Tee shirt at Jim Thompson will cost you 550 b or more but it is made of top quality cotton and is designer quality. Be sure to try it on first because sizes are different from western sizes. Also when shopping in dept stores or in Jim Thompson, bring your passport number if you buy more than a certain amount (I think maybe 200 usd? you get some of the tax back at the airport. The clerks will help you fill out the forms when you make your purchase.

Silom area has some nice department stores like Robinsons and Central.

The Patpong area markets are enticing to wander through but everything is marked up way high so you have to know how to bargain and what things are worth (gained only through experience). As a rule though do not pay more than 200 baht for a tee-shirt.

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4. Re: which one more interesting in terms of shopping

Thank you so much

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