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Shopping on Khao San

  • scudder3

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    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.

    DS

    #1 Posted: 21/6/2006 - 21:47

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi DS,

    Absolutely you'll be able to buy those on Khao San - you really can buy just about anything there.

    #2 Posted: 22/6/2006 - 06:59

  • wolfman

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    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 Posted: 22/6/2006 - 18:31

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    That's a good point wolfman -- pratunam does offer some excellent deals, as does Chatuchak

    #4 Posted: 22/6/2006 - 19:32

  • scudder3

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    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.

    DS

    #5 Posted: 23/6/2006 - 03:31

  • breccan

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    Where is pratunam? How does one get there? Will the cab drivers know what I'm talking about?

    #6 Posted: 25/6/2006 - 18:39

  • somtam2000

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    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

    #7 Posted: 25/6/2006 - 18:49

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