Bangkok

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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Bangkok

Chatuchak

Bangkok's must-stop is a huge al-fresco bazaar thriving with budding designers, creative artisans, and exotic pets (including huge rats and snakes). Getting lost here is half the fun, but drink plenty of water. Open weekends only.

Phahonyothin Rd.; BTS Chatuchak; MRT Kamphaeng Phet,
Tags: family | budget | shopping | market

Jim Thompson

There's no better place to get your fix of classy silk products. Feel like royalty in their pashminas and ties, or go for their one-of-a-kind furniture collections. Shops are spread all over the city, but the main branch has it all.

9 Surawong Rd.; BTS & MRT Silom, 011-66-2-632-8100, www.jimthompson.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | smart splurge | souvenirs

MBK

This mind-boggling mall is a hectic one-stop bargain paradise. Thai teens hunt for the latest cell phone covers, tourists can't get enough of the pirated clothes. The food court is fun, as is the Thai crafts section.

Rama I Rd.; BTS National Stadium, 011-66-2-620-9000, www.mbk-center.co.th
Tags: family | budget | shopping | shopping mall

OTOP

It's not a shop, it's an experience. The “One Tambon (village), One Product” initiative helps local communities preserve their heritage. Top-quality handicraft, textiles, food, and jewelry are among hundreds of inventive and affordable products.

Discovery Centre, Rama I Rd.; BTS Siam Square, www.doitung.org/maefahluang
Tags: family | shopping | moderate | editor pick | jewelry | souvenirs | crafts

Siam Paragon

Southeast Asia's biggest mall harbors deluxe retailers, a huge deluxe food court, the largest aquarium in the Southern hemisphere, and an opera. Amid the usual glam suspects, discover local design geniuses, but prepare for crushing crowds.

Rama I Rd.; BTS & MRT Siam, 011-66-2- 610-9000, www.siamparagon.co.th
Tags: shopping | expensive | boutique | shopping mall | designer

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

The "official" night market draws in a young crowd, but everybody loves browsing vendor stalls for crafts, textiles, and knickknacks before hanging out at the rustic, lively food court and beer garden. The gem market, always a bargain, is particularly interesting.

Rama IV Rd.; MRT Lumphini,
Tags: shopping | great value | souvenirs | crafts | novelty

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