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silk in thailand

Posted by erinj on 27/8/2007 at 12:27

just wondering if anyone knows where I would go to buy silk while im in thailand?

cheers :)

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 27/8/2007 at 18:17

Hi, Thai silk is very nice. You can buy it all over the place at different prices and quality. You wont have a problem finding silk in Thailand. :)

Ant.

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Posted by alisonmilliken on 27/8/2007 at 18:30

Hi,
It is harder NOT to find a place that sells nice silk...
I have LOTS and LOTS. My advice is... the quality does vary a bit... but generally the silk is really good. I wouldn't buy from a Jim Thompson store... (they have great quality and beautiful things but the prices are very high. maybe go there to see what kinds of things you like... but then find similar elsewhere.
All night markets sell scarves and all sorts of nice things... for reasonable prices (DON'T FORGET TO BARGAIN!)
in BKK I found amazingly beautiful and excellent quality silk at Chatuchak Market (open on the weekends). There are numerous silk stalls, including fabulous quality ones (still less than the Jim Thompson stores)
Happy shopping! ALISON

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Posted by swag on 28/8/2007 at 06:07

Hi Erin agree with above comments. If you are in Bangkok you can the sky train to the Siam district. From there the Siam Centre has a great array of silk products at cheaper prices than Jim Thompsons House. This is more expensive than the markets but my wife and I found a great array of silk ties,table runners cushion covers etc.It was more a matter of trying to stop buying.
regards

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