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Shopping on Khao San

Posted by scudder3 on 21/6/2006 at 21:47

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

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2006 at 06:59 admin

Hi DS,

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

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Posted by wolfman on 22/6/2006 at 18:31

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2006 at 19:32 admin

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

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Posted by scudder3 on 23/6/2006 at 03:31

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

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Posted by breccan on 25/6/2006 at 18:39

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

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/6/2006 at 18:49 admin

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

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