Bangkok is one of the most visited places in Thailand and it is such a heaven because you can practically everything from foods to clothes. Shopping is probably one of the most sought experience by many tourists and travelers alike. Cheap items and bargains are not uncommon in Bangkok. However, it can be confusing or overwhelming to decide what items to purchase.
Things to buy when visiting Bangkok
You can buy wide range of items in Bangkok from edible to non-edible ones. Foods, clothes, knick knacks, and everything are there ready for you to purchase. You may have to bargain to get the best deals and do not be shy to do it. However, do it with respect and if it is possible, bring your local friend so you know how to do it right and get your desired item with pretty low price. Here are things you won’t regret to buy when you come to Bangkok:
Mama Tom Yum noodle is a must thing to buy when you visit Bangkok. Of course, Thailand is famous for their exquisite Tom Yum and you can have it at one of their stalls or restaurants. However, you can also buy the instant noodle version to enjoy the Tom Yum flavor at home with your family. The sour, spicy taste will only spike your taste bud.
Thai silks and fabrics are also wonderful to buy that you won’t regret it. You can buy it as souvenir for friends or family at home. There are many options from the type of materials to the colors. Of course, they come in affordable price especially if you are expert at bargaining.
Thai soap ornaments are all so pretty that you cannot resist. They are intricately carved by the locals creating beautiful shape. They are made of soap so the smells are just great. You don’t have to use it for bath. Instead, use it for decorative purpose. While it sits beautifully on your table, the fragrance is spreading wonderfully around the room.
Fried shallots are also a must-buy food when you are in Bangkok. It might be simple for foods and you can even say it is snack. However, the taste is wonderful. It is nutty, flavorful, and smell great. It is condiment you can use for various dishes. You can just sprinkle them on top of warm rice and the taste is so delightful.
Royal Chitralada milk candy is also a must-buy food in Bangkok. It is popular and legendary snack for the locals. They say you are not Thai if you don’t know how it tastes. This simple snack taste yummy. The biscuits come in two different flavors. They are chocolate and original milk flavor. You can snack on it while watching movies with your friends.
Colorful and authentic fairy lights are also favorite items many travelers in Bangkok look for. They come in various shape, color, and size you can choose. Some of them have authentic shape that you cannot find in other places.