Nothing is more fun than buying stuff that you can get only in that country when traveling. Thailand is no exception when it comes to buying high-quality products at cheap prices. Besides the cheap summery shirts and fisherman pants, here is the ultimate list of things (goods & food) you must get in Bangkok.
1. Fruit Soap
You can find all kinds of fruit soap at Chatuchak Market (a weekend market in Bangkok) with Mango soap being one of the most popular ones. They only cost around $1 each!
2. Inhaler (Ya Dom in Thai)
Thai people are known for their frequent use of nasal inhaler which is also best for those who have rhinitis. The two most famous brands are Poy Sian and Peppermint field.
3. Thai Silk
Thailand is renowned for beautiful silks and fabrics. Make sure you drop by the famous Jim Thompson house for their high-quality silk products. High recommended as souvenirs such as table runners and pouches that come in bright colors and patterns for family and friends.
4. NaRaYa Bag
NaRaYa is a famous local brand that offers high-quality fabric hand-made bags and pouches. They come in all kinds of colors and designs and their most flagship design is the silk bag with a big ribbon attached in the middle. You can find NaRaYa stores in Bangkok’s major shopping malls.
5. Spa & Aroma products
You can’t leave out all the spa products & ornaments when you think of what to buy in Thailand. Karmakametis famous for its high-quality aroma and body products. It’s not cheap but the quality is guaranteed. Bath & Bloom is another shop where you can get aromatic bath & spa products. One of the highly recommended scents is the unique Thai Jasmine which will relieve your knots and stress.
6. Takabb Anti Cough Pill
It’s a nation-widely known remedy for coughing. It’s rumored to have the worst taste but the strongest effect that immediately makes you stop your coughs. The package design itself isn’t at its best with red centipedes all over the place, but you might want to buy one to try out.
7. Coconut oil
In the “motherland” of oil, coconut oil is used everywhere from facial moisturizing, hair enrichment to hand & foot care. Not only that, some even drop coconut oil in their morning tea or coffee for better taste. There are several Thai brands that you can look out for such as Agrilife and Thaipure.
8. Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder
Because of the tropical climate, Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder is a must-item for the locals. Apply some on your body after shower and enjoy the cooling effect.
9. Mosquito Repellent
One might always be wary of the mosquitoes when you visit tropical countries, and Thailand is no exception when it comes to insects and mosquito bites. And because of the naturally exposed environment, Thailand is known for offering various options in terms of mosquito repellent. It will come in handy when you visit other tropical regions. You can easily find various brands in local drugstores or supermarkets.
10. Tiger Balm
It’s the ultimate solution to all the pain on your body. It’s said to provide instant relief.