It's safe to say that Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. If you are planning to visit Bangkok the Chatuchak weekend market must be in your itinerary. Also the largest market in whole of Thailand, Chatuchak Weekend Market may be where everyone comes to get their hands of some Thai goodies, which also means that you can expect it to be crowded. But look past the crowd and you are bound to find something wonderful from it's 15,000 plus stalls. Yes, souvenir hunt just got exciting in Bangkok. Here are four items to look for when in the city.
Those delicious Thai curries can be your specialty too. It's all in the spices they say. So when in Bangkok, make sure you grab some authentic Thai spices to bring back home. These spices are easy to carry as they come in dried form and are properly sealed. Even if you are no longer holidaying in Bangkok, who's stopping you from bringing Bangkok home? These wonderful spices are easily available, you may want to spend some time in Little India and Chatuchak Market.
Muay Thai shorts can also be a great souvenir! Why should fridge magnets have all the fun? These shorts are not expensive, are very comfortable and are easily available anywhere in Bangkok. Visit any malls and supermarkets for these really unusual gifts for yourself and friends.
When it comes to soaps (or any spa product) Bangkok just raised the bar way up high. Thailand is known for its spa products no doubt, from exotic fruit-based lotions to soaps of different sizes, fragrance and shapes, you will definitely want to bring some of these creative soaps (beauty products) back home. A gift from a friend some couple of years ago, one of these coconut-flavoured phallus-inspired soaps still sits on the souvenir shelf at home. And it's there to stay.
Herbal inhaler it is. Also locally called ya dom, these herbal inhaler are the greatest ever for those who have issues with motion sickness or headaches. They are made of clove, cardamom, star anise and mint, they can be found in any departmental stores.