- Shopping list at Gourmet Market
Gourmet Market is grocery-focused shopping mall that is spotted in many locations in Bangkok (The other favorable choice is the wholesaler – Big C). This is MUST-Go places for Korean travelers where offers a variety of items you could buy at affordable price. Among all branches, it is highly recommended to go ‘Siam Paragon Branch’, where you could get an advantage of discount with tourist card. Tourist card is issued on ‘M floor of Siam Paragon shopping mall’ to travelers who demonstrates passport at Information center. The tourist card will grant you 5% discount at Gourmet market as well as various ranges of discount for your shopping in Siam Paragon shopping mall. Here below are some ‘hot items’ for Koreans to get from Gourmet Market. Where is Gourmet Market?
- Glendee Coconut Chip
In Bangkok, foreign travelers are looking for a different taste and the uniqueness of the destination. At here, you can buy Southeast Asian snacks that are not available in the north! Among those, the most popular one is definitely ‘Glendee Coconut chop’. At Gourmet Market, you could try the sample first before buying them! Do check its taste and be sure it is the one you would like to buy for your friends and family! The price is around 20~ 30 THB per one pack!
- Darlie Toothpaste
Darlie toothpaste is very popular to Koreans that are available in East Asia (Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand and etc). Its high portion of fluorine and variety of taste is easy for everyone to find his/her favorite choice. The price at Gourmet market is around 2 USD, while it would be around 7~8 USD if purchased on-line in Korea.
This is a perfect gift for your friends suffering from nasal congestion! You feel your nose refreshing once you breathe with ‘Yadom’ in your nose. You could purchase it at around 20 THB per piece in the pharmacy at Gourmet Market.
- Handcrafted bags and Elephant wallet
Elephant wallet is definitely the most ‘economic’ item that you could buy for the gift to your friends. It is highly recommended to buy this around the entrance of Chatuchak Market rather than the other places in Bangkok. This store offers you elephant wallet at the cheapest price (10 for 100 THB) with the quality equal to other places in the city if not better so.
Items at Naraya has always been one of the most popular goods among Korean travelers and all the other visitors. It is recommended to have the shopping at ‘Phrom Pong branches’ or ‘Siam Paragon branches’ since these are equipped with largest store space and the most variety of goods among all branches in BKK. To be gifts for ladies, Naraya’s pouch will never disappoint you!
- Jim Thompson
If you look for high-quality or high-end products for your gifts from Bangkok, silk products at Jim Thompson will be a perfect choice! Jim Thompson is the most well-known Thai handmade silk company that is the pioneer of silk industry in Thailand! It will offer you a variety of items for silk-based products from pouches for ladies to necktie for men. The price range is slightly higher compared to Naraya, but don’t you ever worry! If you visit Jim Thompson outlet mall (Near to BTS Bang Chak station), you could purchase Jim Thompson’s product at very reasonable prices. Do shop at Jim Thompson outlet mall after visiting ‘Jim Thompson House (around ‘National stadium’ station) for sightseeing and a nice meal!
So, we have learned what Koreans like to visit and buy in Bangkok. Next time, don’t worry about what you can buy for your Korean friends from Thailand anymore. You may find the tastes of travelers from different countries are so varied. Isn’t it interesting? What’s your favorite choices and shopping list in Bangkok?