When you are on holiday in Thailand, you may wish to consider spending a couple of days in Bangkok to enjoy some fantastic shopping that is available. There are various items that you will find much cheaper in Bangkok than in your home country, so it is worth making an effort. Below are some of the things that you will find cheaper in Bangkok than anywhere else that will make your shopping trip a resounding success.
Bangkok is famous worldwide for being a primary centre for trading jewellery and coloured gemstones, and many skilled artisans are plying their trade in the Big Mango. With gold prices so high currently, it is worth looking at some of the available beautiful silver jewellery. You can often get wholesale sterling silver jewelry when purchasing multiple items and the cost of these is significantly cheaper than in western countries.
You will also find a wide assortment of beauty product available in Thailand, often at much lower prices than you usually pay. As such, it is an excellent destination to stock up on these and makeup, although you do need to be careful. Many Asian ladies prefer white skin, so many of the products have bleach in them, so if you do not want whiter skin, you will want to avoid these items and check the label carefully.
Bangkok is also an excellent destination for designer clothing, and many shopping malls have boutique stores selling these items. You can find a list of some of the best shopping malls to go shopping for designer clothes on the Trip Advisor website and no matter where you stay in the city, there will be a shopping mall close to your location.
You can also find plenty of excellent deals on a wide variety of electronics when you are in Bangkok, and many of the shopping malls have sales almost year-round. You also have the added benefit of claiming back the tax if you are a tourist, which will make your purchase even cheaper. Some stores can sell you items without tax, but you will need to have your passport with you. Alternatively, you can claim this back at the airport before you fly back home and you will require your passport, receipt, and you will also need to fill out a form.
No matter what you are looking to buy when you are in Bangkok, there is some excellent shopping available when you shop around, and you may also be able to haggle on the price, saving you more money.