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25-Dec-10 to 04-Jan-11


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Shopping in Thailand


Thailand is a shoppers paradise, so plan for upto 50% extra expenditure.

Bargaining is the rule in most places except for branded showrooms, with deals being struck at less than half the quoted price. At some places there was no bargaining. Places where Thai people were shopping usually had no bargaining, touristy places massive.

Leather, clothes (branded and unbranded), spectacles, electronics and mobiles are excellent and cheap. We also discovered as we boarded the plane back home, that people buy flat TV's and carry them. Apparently if you carry one or two TV's, the customs people at Delhi don't trouble you. One group of friends we saw at the airport had 3 huge TV's in their luggage.

We bought more at Pattaya and Hua Hin than in Bangkok and we found the rates were almost the same everywhere.


[Thailand] [Pattaya] [Pranburi] [Bangkok]
[ Shopping in Thailand] [ Eating in Thailand]