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Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

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Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are passing through Bangkok next week before we fly home to the UK and were wondering what the best/biggest market was?

We wanted to go to Chatuchak, but it looks like it's only open at the weekend? We want to buy some generic things like leather bags and cheap t-shirts but also some more orginal, hand-crafted items - not just the usual stuff you find on the Khao San Road!

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

If you can't get to Chatuchak go to MBK mall at National Stadium BTS station. Its has a lot of marker type stuff at cheap prices.

Otherwise...

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2. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Presumably the vendors wear pink shirts!

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3. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

You can go virtually any area in Bangkok from Silom to Sukhumvit Roads and see some good markets, with touristy stuff thrown in.

However for what you are looking for like bbtony says would aim for MBK and its surrounding area's. There is a very good shopping here concentrated in one area

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4. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

MBK is the spot.

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5. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

MBK, Pratunam, Platinum Mall between the 3 of them you should find what you want.

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6. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Thanks everyone! I will check MBK out!

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7. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

In it better to catch the train from the airport at Bangkok International airport to the Pathumwan Princess Hotel than to get a taxi how hard is it and where the best shopping centre in Bangkok and where is the best cheapest food around hotel

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8. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Definitely MBK. There's leather bags at most of the stalls, but also try a store called Findig, they have leather bags and shoes.

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9. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Thanks very much

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10. Re: Best market/shopping in Bangkok?

Thanks Very Much