Category Archives: Markets & Shopping

7.Wang Nua Market, Lampang

8 of Northern Thailand’s Best Markets

Thailand has a propensity for marketplaces (called ‘talad‘ in Thai or ‘kad‘ in northern Thai). Every neighborhood has its own market where people buy fresh produce and household necessities, while markets in more popular destinations cater more to leisure shoppers and visitors. Here is a guide to the best markets in Northern Thailand to see, […]

An early evening view of Bophut Walking Street in Fisherman's Village, Koh Samui.

Bophut Walking Street, Koh Samui

Earlier in the year, CentralFestival opened on Koh Samui, heralding in a new era of retail experiences on the island. While the shopping center does attempt to incorporate a tropical ambiance into its open air design, shoppers looking that quintessential tropical shopping experience should head to island’s handful of walking streets. Walking streets spring up […]

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Shopping for Vintage Treasures at JJ Green in Bangkok

JJ Green is a relatively new open air market right next to Thailand’s most famous weekend market Chatuchak (also known as Jatujak or JJ). During the day time JJ Green is a quaint community mall retail enclave with small air conditioned shops, but at night fall the area turns into a cool night market not […]

Bon Appétit – La Cuisine De Nathalie is another regular. The friendly Nathalie sells her home made jams, preservatives and pates that she has been perfecting over 7 years. I recommend you try the bean cassoulet.

Bangkok Farmers’ Market

One of the most enjoyable ways to get acquainted with a destination is undoubtedly through its food. Known the world over for its street food, Bangkok is also home to farmers’ markets, a relatively new concept to the Thai capital but one that has been embraced wholeheartedly by residents. For visitors to the city, the […]

A vendor mass-cooking pad thai noodles.

Krabi Night Market

Night markets in Thailand offer a glimpse into the local way of life through individuals, the traditional craftsmanship of handmade products, and of course, a dizzying array of food. The Krabi Night Market also offers a specific insight into the province’s reputation as home to the kingdom’s oldest settlement dating back approximately 30,000 B.C., a […]

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Baan Tawai Creative Village In Chiang Mai

If you’re looking for an interesting shopping experience while in Chiang Mai, look no farther than the Baan Tawai Creative Village located about 20 minutes from downtown on the outskirts in the Khunkhong sub district of Hangdong. The largest handicraft village of its kind in Thailand, Baan Tawai has a very large number of shops […]

Terminal 21, located conveniently at the confluence of the BTS Skytrain (Asoke) and MRT Subway (Sukhumvit) stations, and coincidentally also at a crossroad of design retail experience meets a theme park setting.

Terminal 21: Shop Around the World in Bangkok

I’ll admit it – shopping is not my thing. In my world, shopping is a targeted activity, where you decide you need something, figure out where to get it, then go get it. Piece of cake. No loitering around “window shopping” (did you know that the word in French – lèche-vitrines – literally means window […]

Bangkok Shopping Tips

As someone who prides herself on her ability to shop well and efficiently, I would like to share with you what my girlfriends and I have learned over our last few days here in Bangkok.  We focused our efforts at MBK mall, connected to the BTS/Skytrain station called National Stadium. Here, you can pretty much […]