Shopping in Thailand
Every tourist who visits Thailand wishes to take back a part of this lovely country. Shopping is the best way to fulfill your wish of taking a memory of Thailand with you. Here you can find items that suit your budget too and variety of items to suit your diverse needs and taste. Some of them include silks, spices, jewelry, handicrafts, silverware, antiques, carpets, leatherwork and so on
-> Be careful in dealing with sidewalk vendors who may not offer genuine goods at fair prices.
-> Bargaining is an art long practiced in Asian countries including Thailand. So feel free to ask for a proper discount when shopping in places where prices are not marked.
-> Some shops can offer a money-back guarantee but you should clearly determine all conditions with the shopkeeper beforehand.
-> Receipts should be obtained for the goods you buy. For jewelry you must get a certificate for guarantee as well.
-> Fixed prices are usual in department stores, but at most other places, especially markets, bargaining is expected