Shopping in Krabi
Shopping in Krabi and Ao Nang for many is an exciting and pleasurable experience. Whether you are shopping for a suit or bargain hunting, looking
for that extra special 'something' for someone special back home whatever it is, shopping in Thailand can be fun. Street vendors often seem to be
on every street corner showing you their goods (with a calculator in one hand) from silk scarves, hammocks and sarongs to laser pens etc. If you
are interested in any of the wares you find, then it is time to start bargaining, If you are not interested in what is on offer, simply smile and
continue on your way.
Shopping in Koh Lanta
The shops in Koh Lanta are situated in north, there are a number of souvenir shops and the local afternoon market to explore. If you need Saladan.
If you want to shopping, internet or email fix this is where you are likely to find it, along with small supermarkets selling essentials.
Ao Nang Market, Krabi
Ao Nang offers the best range of merchandise, from traditional Thai handicrafts (which present fantastic value for money and make excellent
gifts), to false Gucci bags, and probably the highest concentration of tailor shops in Thailand. When Shopping in Krabi, remember that, local people
advise King's Fashion as one of the better tailors and the Thai tailors, Kent on Ao Nang Beach Rd. There are many gift shops in Ao Nang where you
can buy any tourist items like T-shirts and shell objects.
Night Markets in Krabi
Krabi has two night markets. Some stall open on Chao Fan pier, but the real market is in Thanon Sukhon opposite the city hotel and these night
markets has different stalls where you can find variety of goods all at very reasonable price.
Cultured pearl production mimics the natural process to produce pearls of guaranteed quality. Cultured pearl farms are found principally in
southern Thailand, particularly in Koh Samui and Phang Nga or Phuket and Surat Thani provinces.
Gems Throughout Thailand, coloured gemstones such as rubies and sapphires are readily available.
Many other varieties of coloured stones can be found here as well.
Thailand is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ready-to-wear clothing.
Fashion boutiques are found in every shopping mall, while cheaper clothing such as T-shirts and jeans are available at bargain prices from street
vendors and stores alike.
Custom tailoring is also very affordable and tailors can produce most styles promptly.
Then of course there are the 'designer label' copies that frustrate the designers themselves but are a dream come true for many bargain hunters.
Practiced in southern Thailand for hundreds of years nielloware is the craft of decorating gold and silver objects with delicate etched designs filled
with a metal inlay.
Nielloware trays, boxes, vases and other items are often strikingly beautiful and because they are created from precious metals can be of great
They are excellent examples of souvenirs unique to southern Thailand.
Thailand is famous for its huge variety of orchids.
Their magnificent colours and beauty make them a popular purchase.
Specially packaged flowers, complete with water supply are readily available for the long journey home and can be conveniently purchased in
many locations including the Gift Shops in the international airports.
Pewter is fashioned with great skill by Thai craftsmen, the smooth, silky finish of this attractive alloy is enhanced by delicate decorative relief.
Pewter ware items include plates, boxes, vases and pocket flasks and are available in many shops throughout Krabi and Ao Nang.
Probably the most famous of all the kingdom's handicrafts, Thai silk is available in a range of colors, patterns and plys.
It is sold by the yard or as ready-made clothing and souvenir items.
A unique style of Thai silk is Mat Mee, a tie-dye silk traditional to the North-East
"Explore the wonderful and the most fascinating marine life of Krabi.
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wondrous macro-life are all present in impressive quantities."
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