Thailand is an ideal destination if you are a shopaholic who is running on a low-budget to splurge on fancy clothes and shoes. Moreover, if you are a craft lover and love to shop in bulk, there are weekend flea markets where you can buy craft supplies and handicrafts at a very affordable price.
Following is the list of the best shopping places in Thailand:
An 8 storeyed shopping mall popular with the locals, the MBK Center is one of the most famous malls in Bangkok and holds over a thousand shops. This mega-mall has a wide variety of items to offer, from clothes to handicrafts everything is available here.
LOCATION: Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
TIMINGS: 10 am to 10 pm
The Victory Monument Market incorporates stalls, malls, restaurants and bars. You will find everything here, from electronics to handbags at a very reasonable and affordable price.
LOCATION: Phahonyothin Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
TIMINGS: Open 24 hours
Talat Roftai, also known as the Train Night Market, is a marketplace famous for its colorful roofed shops. These shops feature vintage and antique items and emphasize mainly on home accessories like brass decoratives, lamps, gramophones and such. Other than shopping, you might also like to grab a bite from the various food trucks serving different varieties of food items.
LOCATION: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400
TIMINGS: 5 pm to 1 am
The Platinum Fashion Mall is though deemed as a typical mall with high-end brands, is the perfect stop for people who like to street shop and also prefer shopping in bulk. The main highlight of the Platinum Fashion Mall is that the prices are negotiable here.
LOCATION: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
TIMINGS:8 am to 8 pm
Locally known as Little India, the Phahurat Market located in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok is an area lined with textile, jewelry and gift shops. From the premium quality of South Asian fabrics to aromatic spices, there are a plethora of goods available here. There is also a 4-storeyed mall located in the center, featuring mainly Indian-style clothing. Other than clothes there are also secondhand goods and Indian handicrafts available here.
LOCATION: Little India Bangkok, Phahurat Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
TIMINGS: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
From clothes to handicrafts, the Phuket Weekend Market is the biggest in Phuket. It has a wide variety of goods, seafood kiosks, secondhand items, accessories, fresh vegetables, and more.
LOCATION: Chao Fa West Road, Phuket
TIMINGS: 4 pm to 10 pm
Similar to the Phuket Weekend Market, the Krabi Weekend Market has everything from clothes to food kiosks. It has a plethora of shops where you can purchase jute bags, t-shirts and shoes. Moreover, you can buy exotic Thai fruits and vegetables at a very reasonable price.
LOCATION: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000
TIMINGS: 6 pm to 9:30 pm