Shopping in Thailand:
Shopping and nightlife is a pleasure in Thailand. Air-conditioned, modern shopping centers, bargaining opportunities and not to miss the shopper's plethora of street shops, shopping in Thailand will surely be a delight. Depending on your likes and dislike and budget, you can both swing and deal in the streets or casually wander through the air-conditioned shopping centers. Try the small shops in Karon, Kata and in downtown Phuket town.
Thailand is famous for Thai fabrics especially silk, jewelry, handicrafts, ceramics, dolls, bronze ware, spirit houses and antiques. Thai silk is popular throughout the world. Check out the silk fabrics in various colors, weights and designs. Gold is considerably cheaper that in other parts of the world. Thailand's jewelry craftsmanship rates amongst top 3 in the world. Great designs are mottled and tourists have categorized Thailand ahead of Hong Kong in terms of craftsmanship, availability, design and price. Embroidery, lacquer ware, woodcarvings and baskets are some of the most commonly found items in Thailand. Must look for ceramic vases and lamps as well as complete dinner sets. You can hunt down some exclusive antiques at bargain rates, though original antiques cannot be taken outside of Thailand.
Nightlife in Thailand:
Bangkok has repute for wild and boisterous nightlife. No formal dressing up or painful pocket pinch at the nightclubs and bars. The city's nightlife goes way beyond the over-worn impish image from the Vietnam days. The nightlife continues around the clock. Tourists may invade the main axis point for evening pursuit at the concentrated Silom Road in Patpong, Thaniya, Silom Soi 2 and 4, Sukhumvit in Soi Nana, Soi Cowboy, Soi 33 and most recently Khao San Road. Great places around to enjoy like the nightclubs and discotheques, well maintained, cheap and of very good standard. Pubs and bars can be found all over the city, many specializing in live music and usually offering food as well. Have and exotic Thai nightlife!