I leave to meet a friend on Khao San in two weeks. From what I hear you can buy almost anything on Khao San and Bangkok in general. For this reason, and my limited free time before I leave, I want to wait until arriving before buying a few items. So - does almost everything include: rain coat, umbrella, first aid type kit, mosquito coils, light cargo pants...
These are a few of the items I am considering buying in Thailand in my first few days while wondering around. Your thoughts are appreciated.
#1 scudder3 has been a member since 20/2/2006. Posts: 6
shopping at khao san is a hassle and-in most cases-a rip-off as well! for clothing pratunam is unbeatable. try to shop at weekends: chatuchak-market is best for this and that, a huge paradise for everybody,who wants to buy anything! the weekend market is a real bargain.
#3 wolfman has been a member since 31/5/2006. Posts: 80
Hi guys - thanks for your response.
I won't have a chance to visit Chatuchak or Pratunam until much later in my trip. That is why I am hoping Khao San has the few essentials I still need, even if it is slightly more expensive.
#5 scudder3 has been a member since 20/2/2006. Posts: 6
Where is pratunam? How does one get there? Will the cab drivers know what I'm talking about?
#6 breccan has been a member since 17/6/2006. Posts: 5
Pratunam is north of the World Trade Centre and the Erawan Shrine -- on Phetburi Road -- a ten minute walk from Chidlom BTS... Cabbies will know it