Top 15 Things to Buy in Bangkok, Thailand

Nothing is ever more fun than buying things that you can get only in that country when traveling. Thailand is no exception when it comes to buying high-quality products at cheap prices. Besides the cheap summery shirts and fisherman pants, here is the ultimate list of things (goods & food) you must get in Bangkok.

GOODS

1. Fruit Soap

You can find all kinds of fruit soaps at Chatuchak Market (a weekend market in Bangkok) with Mango soap being one of the most popular ones. They only cost around $1 each!

2. Inhaler (Ya Dom in Thai)

Thai people are known for their frequent use of nasal inhaler which is also best for those who have rhinitis. The two most famous brands are Poy Sian and Peppermint field.

3. Thai Silk

Thailand is renowned for beautiful silks and fabrics. Make sure you drop by the famous Jim Thompson house for their high-quality silk products. High recommended as souvenirs such as table runners and pouches that come in bright colors and patterns for family and friends.

Sunday morning silk shopping at @jimthompson_official. #Bangkok #elleontour #jimthompson

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4. NaRaYa Bag

NaRaYa is a famous local brand that offers high-quality fabric hand-made bags and pouches. They come in all kinds of colors and designs and their most flagship design is the silk bag with a big ribbon attached in the middle. You can find NaRaYa stores in Bangkok’s major shopping malls.

5. Spa & Aroma products

You can’t leave all kinds of spa products & ornaments when you think of what to buy in Thailand. Karmakamet is famous for its high-quality aroma and body products. It’s not cheap but the quality is guaranteed. Bath & Bloom is another shop where you can get aromatic bath & spa products. One of the highly recommended scents is the unique Thai Jasmine which will relieve your knots and stress.

Lovely tea scent. Thanks @eunicegee #karmakamet

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我真的很愛買香氛怎麼辦 要剁手惹🤔🤔🤔 #bathbloom

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6. Takabb Anti Cough Pill

It’s a nation-widely known remedy for coughing. It’s rumored to have the worst taste but the strongest effect that immediately makes you stop from coughing. The package design itself isn’t at its best with some kind of red earthworms all over the place but you might want to buy one to try out.

7. Coconut oil

In the “motherland” of oil, coconut oil is used everywhere from facial mositurizing, hair enrichment to hand & foot care. Not only that, some even drop coconut oil in their morning tea or coffee for better taste. There are several Thai brands that you can look out for such as Agrilife and Thaipure.

8. Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder

Because of the tropical climate, Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder is a must-item for the locals. Apply some on your body after shower and enjoy the cooling effect.

9. Mosquito Repellent

One might always be wary of the mosquitoes when you visit tropical countries, and Thailand is no exception when you think of insects and mosquito bites. And because of the naturally exposed environment, Thailand is known for offering various options in terms of mosquito repellent. It will come in handy when you visit other tropical regions. You can easily find various brands in local drugstores or supermarkets.

10. Tiger Balm

It’s the ultimate solution to all the pains on your body. It’s said to provide instant relief.

FOOD

11. Fruit Snacks

You can’t leave out fruit snacks when you visit Bangkok. Kunna is one of the highly acclaimed brands for its different kinds of fruit snacks. Available in major stores and markets, try the original and yet exotic fruit snacks!

Happy Holidays peeps! Don't forget to bring along all the goodness from #kunna with you! ☺

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12. Coffee

Add drip coffee to your shopping list in Bangkok. DoiTung and Doi Chang are two of the famous local brands that offer premium coffee at, yes, affordable price.

good coffee for a good day 😝☕️ #coffee #doitungcoffee

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13. Chewy Milk Candy

Yes, the chewy milk candy that comes in all kinds of flavors from corn, watermelon, strawberry, chocolate and apple. Pick a type according to your taste.

It's very obvious I like these candies🎀 #candies #sweet #apple #watermelon #strawberry #chewymilkcandy #haoliyuan

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14. Mama Instant Noodle

If you’re an instant noodle lover, Tom Yum flavored noodles from Mama are a must buy. Packaged in small plastic bags, they are light enough to fit your suitcase.

#mamanoodles are the best. #noodles

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15. Crispy Seaweed

Often called the snack king of Thailand, Tao Kae Noi‘s crispy seaweed is eaten like potato chips in Thailand. This snack also comes in various flavors from curry crab, coconut to grilled squid.

#taokaenoi

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Aren’t you excited just by looking at all the food and things that you can buy in Bangkok?

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