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Splurge on these must-buy items on your Thailand shopping spree!

Aside from experiencing the long stretch of pristine beaches and hopping from one majestic temple to another, one of the best things to do in Thailand is to splurge on a Thailand shopping spree.

Thailand shopping is defined by small handicraft stalls, giant Thailand shopping malls, floating markets and traditional night markets. From cheap finds to high-end luxury items, you can find almost everything in Thailand which makes shopping a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

Get your wallets ready as you explore the Land of Smiles and discover these five must-buy items when you’re in Thailand!

Thai silk

Complete your Thailand shopping list with these 5 must-buy items | Thailand Shopping | Travel141A collection of Thai silk handicraft

One of the must-have items you should splurge on when you’re on your Thailand shopping trip is silk – one of the country’s great bargains.

Thai silk’s unique patterns, premium quality and affordable price makes it a good choice for souvenir items such as shawls, handkerchiefs, scarves, pillow cases, table runners and many more. Although silk is hand-crafted by ethnic groups all over Thailand, your Bangkok shopping will be worthwhile because it offers a selection of silk from the country’s different provinces.

You can buy silk items and other similar products from different Thailand tourist attractions such as the Chatuchak Weekend Market located at 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, which is open from 9AM to 6PM.

Jewellery

Complete your Thailand shopping list with these 5 must-buy items | Thailand Shopping | Travel141Shiny jewellery made in Thailand for sale

Along the east-coast city of Chanthaburi is where Thailand mines the country’s sapphires and rubies. These precious gemstones are carefully crafted by talented Thai jewellers to produce traditional and modern jewellery designs.

Thailand shopping tip: Make sure to purchase only from reputable stores that are endorsed by the Thai Gem and Jewellery Traders Asociation and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Ceramics

Complete your Thailand shopping list with these 5 must-buy items | Thailand Shopping | Travel141Handmade ceramic Thai pottery

Thais have been crafting pottery for over 5,000 years with Sangkhalok ceramics from the Sukhothai kingdom as one of the most well-known products.

Located in northern Bangkok is a man-made island where you can find Koh Kret Pottery. This is home to the Mon people who are known for their extraordinary pottery skills. The precious ceramics made here are in simple forms that would go perfectly well for outdoor areas of homes.

Soap flowers

Complete your Thailand shopping list with these 5 must-buy items | Thailand Shopping | Travel141Beautifully crafted soap flowers

Another symbolism of Thailand aside from elephants is blooming beautiful flowers. But these natural beauties will not last the long journey home which is why soap flowers have become a thing in Thailand.

Representing the country’s thriving landscaping and craftsmanship, soap flowers are among the souvenirs you should get when doing some Phuket shopping. You can find these intricately designed soaps at Kareon Temple Market located at At Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon, Phuket.

Antiques

Complete your Thailand shopping list with these 5 must-buy items | Thailand Shopping | Travel141Years old Thai antiques for sale

Thailand is among the countries in Asia where you can find the finest antiques. To take home these rare finds, a Thailand travel tip: Head on over to Bangkok’s Rivercity and spoil yourself with the treasures sold in the numerous shops from the centre of the city’s antiques trade.

For more Thailand shopping guide and must-visit destinations, check out Travel141, your ultimate travel guide to Southeast Asia!

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