You have not experienced shopping at its best until you've experienced shopping in Bangkok.
Here are the top 10 shopping experiences not to miss when you're visiting Bangkok:
1. Catuchak Market
Chaotic and lively, this weekend market will provide you with almost any item you may be looking for. Haggling is encouraged, but be sure not to offend anyone. This is a nation which holds manners in high regard and general politeness on your part will go a long way.
2. Shopping Malls
If you're looking for bargains, go to MBK. The most trendy and biggest mall is CentralWorld. For a classy experience: The Emporium. And, if you're into the high-class scene, head for Siam Paragon.
3. After-Dark Shopping
When most shops are getting ready for closing time, Khao San Road begins to bustle. That goes for the stalls in Patpong market too.
4. Pantip Plaza
This is an indoor mall filled to the brim with computers, electronics, mobiles; everything to satisfy the techno-geek.
5. Tha Prachan
Also known as Prachan Pier, this street-shpping experience can be found in Maharat Road. The streets are covered with vendors, their wares displayed on pieces of blankets.
6. Khao San Road
Bar-hopping and street shopping, from dreadlocks to foot massages: Khao San Road has it all. This is a must-visit place.
If you're looking for martial arts weapons, some roasted chestnuts, a gold shop and, pretty much, everything in between, this nostalgic place will keep you occupied for hours.
8. Flower & Fresh Produce Market
Pak Khlong Talad is the market to visit, with colours, fragrances and culture to keep you intrigued until late in the night.
This is the wholesale fashion district of Bangkok. Tomorrows trends are acquired her at a bargain. And, if you're looking for something weird and wonderful to wear, this is where you'll find it.
10. Or Tor Kor Food Market
Or Tor Kor Food Market offers imported fruits and domestic fruits from nearby provinces at cheap prices.
No matter where you are in Bangkok, make sure you have time for shopping; what an experience!