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Mar 20th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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My teenage niece are going to be in Bangkok for 4 days and Chaing Mai for 4 days in June. We both love stuff but are not into indoor malls I realize it will be hot so we might go indoors for a drink but can you suggest the best outdoor shopping markets? We are not intersted in copies but like more local clothing and ethnic crafts.
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Mar 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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If you are there on Saturday or Sunday morning - the weekend market (Chatuchak) is the best for outdoor (ie non-a/c) shopping for local clothing and ethnic crafts.
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Mar 20th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Thanks but we will be in Bangkok during the week and on the weekend in Chiang Mai.
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Mar 20th, 2008, 06:04 PM
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the nite market at suan lum, at the corner of wireless rd and rama IV is a good place at nite....many shops outside..

pratumam market is tons of fun too...

street markets along sukhumvit starting at soi 4 every evening and also along silom rd....

chiang mai is also loaded with markets....
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Mar 20th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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You may want to visit the Sunday walking market in CM. It's touristy, but has some interesting items.

There are some indoor shops in malls that have wonderful Thai crafts. Local designers sell in mall-type stores.
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Mar 21st, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Thanks so much for your suggestions. One more questions - are these places where locals shop also? I think that it would add to the fun for us.

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Mar 21st, 2008, 06:37 PM
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all of the places that have been suggested, except the suan lum market are frequented by locals...
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Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:53 PM
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Thank you all so much.
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Mar 22nd, 2008, 06:23 PM
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I know you don't like indoor malls but your niece might like the Platinum Mall for really inexpensive and "hip" clothing(both local and imported).
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Mar 22nd, 2008, 07:03 PM
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we agree with this suggestion....
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I found most of the night markets full of knock off stuff and the same thing again and again. Was disappointed in the "junk" but enjoyed the experience. The knock offs are higher than in China, as most of it comes from China. Bought some knock off sunglasses and that's about it. Did purchase some night art up in Chaing Mai.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:18 AM
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that's nice art not night art. Guess I should preview.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Go early to the Sunday walking market in CM.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Platinum Mall does sound good- thanks - I like the sound of "the experience" This is my niece's first travel experience and I want her to be exposed to the culture. She realizes that this is going to be an eye opener for her and I don't want it to be based about material things. Buttttt, we don't want to miss out on shopping some especially if it has the atmosphere.
Sunday market sounds nice in C.M.
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Mar 24th, 2008, 09:41 AM
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pardon this dumb question, but where is the platinum mall?
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Mar 24th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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I think its Platinum Mall, which is a store which caters mostly to women's clothings. It is located infront of Amari watergate Hotel along Pratunam Area.
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Mar 25th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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Ops, I meant specialty store.
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Mar 25th, 2008, 02:40 PM
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thanks janev.
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Mar 25th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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actually around the corner
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Mar 25th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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We were hoping to make it to Platinum Mall for my 15 yo but was told by HI concierge that it closes at 9 PM- too early. There was just too much to do on our short 2 days there.

We were in CM before our BKK 2 nighter & realized that BKK is one big Night Market. The entire street & the over passes were full of sidewalk vendors selling nice to not nice costume jewelry, footwear, tops & blouses. skirts etc etc etc, lots of food of course. We did most of our shopping at night since our entire second day was with our dear guide Tong. We also managed to get some shopping done close to her hubby's Optical while waiting for our kids' Rx glasses to be done.

I'll make sure to hit Platinum Mall when we get there next time.
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