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Thailand Money & Shopping

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Thailand is not as cheap as it used to be with Bangkok recently being named the second most expensive city in south east Asia behind Singapore.

However, budget travelers who are careful with what they spend will still find 1,000 baht will get a backpacker a dorm bed or cheap room, three square meals a day and leave enough for transport, sightseeing, and even partying. Doubling that budget will let you stay in decent 3-star hotels, and if you're willing to fork out 5000 baht per day or more you can live like a king.

Bangkok requires a more generous budget than upcountry destinations, but also offers by far the most competitive prices for shoppers who shop around. The most popular tourism islands such as Phuket and Ko Samui tend to have higher prices in general.

Shops & Stores in Thailand

Shopping Mall Chareonsri Center
our Komplek as it is known buy local thais has all the favorite Western and Thai restaurant chains on the 1st floor, and a large food court on the 3rd.
in Udon Thani
Shopping Mall Chareonsri Center
is Udon Thani's biggest and fanciest shopping mall, featuring five floors of shopping, including a large Robinson's department store and a TOPS Supermarket.
in Udon Thani
Shopping Mall Big C
This large superstore (officially a 'Supercenter'!) has restaurants, banks, clothes shops, jewellery shops and more on the ground floor and a supermarket on the first floor. As with most modern supermarkets, it sells a lot more than food and drink. Cloth... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Shopping Mall Klang Plaza Atsadang
This is the original Klang Plaza, built in 1976. It was one of the biggest department stores in the northeast when it opened but feels more like 'Grace Brothers' today. It has most of the same shops and departments that its younger brother has (except fo... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Shopping Mall Tesco Lotus
The newest addition to the Korat retail landscape, Lotus is similar to Big C in that there are small shops on the ground floor and a huge 'Hypermarket' on the first floor. Songthaews 6 and 4129, among others, will get you there from the city centre. Bewa... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Shopping Mall I.T Plaza
I.T Plaza (sometimes mistakenly referred to as I.T City; I.T City is in fact a large shop within I.T Plaza) is a technology-only department store in central Korat. The main entrance is on the first floor and is reached by a footbridge over Mittraphap. The groun... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Market Mae Kim Heng Market
One of the largest indoor markets in Korat, Mae Kim Heng sells food: both fresh produce and prepared dishes. Get there early (6AM-8AM) and you can buy some typical Thai breakfast fare: satays, grilled chicken and warm soya milk with doughnuts for dipping. Viewed... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Market Night Bazaar 1
The Night Bazaar on Manat Road mainly sells clothes and accessories, and a little food. It's well known throughout the city but you may be left wondering why. There's nothing on sale here that can't be found at myriad markets and stalls all over the ... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Market Wat Boon Night Bazaar
A bigger, more relaxed market than the crowded, narrow Night Bazaar 1. This one mainly sells food but has some clothing and other goods.Directionsfrom the centre of town, catch the number 1 songtaew from the corner of Chumphon and Chomphon Roads. Stay on the son... more
in Nakhon Ratchasima
Shopping Mall Klang Plaza Chomsurangyat
Klang Mai/Klang Plaza 2), Corner of Ratchadamnoen and Chomsurangyat (Stand in front of Yamo, facing Ratchadamnoen Road, and look left - you can't miss it!)
in Nakhon Ratchasima
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