|The shopping experience
here is as diverse and fascinating as Bangkok's. Some of the popular
shopping spots are the Big C, Mike's Shopping
Mall, Lotus Tesco Supermarket, Foodland,
Central Festival Shopping Centre the Royal
Garden Plaza, home of Ripley's and also popular fast-food
outlets. Central Festival Centre deserves a mention
for its combination of modern shopping outlets and handicraft stalls
representing most provinces in Thailand.
Festival Centre located on Pattaya 2 Road also has a large
supermarket and several restaurants.
are another big shopping item. There are first-class stores that
sell a wide range of gems and jewellery to suit your budget. All
the gems sold in reputable shops such as at Pattaya World
Gems are covered by a quality guarantee.
The famous 24-hour tailors can be found almost
everywhere and hand-made suits and dresses are
created over night at bargain prices. Handicraft
factories are close to Pattaya, so there are many fine examples
of traditional furniture and gifts. Jewellery, silverware, Thai
silk, antiques and teak handicrafts are all hallmarks of the shopping
For those in search of local products such as handicraft, basketware,
dried seafood, can go to the following major markets that are popular
among Thai tourists. They are situated outside of Pattaya city.
Ang Sila is
a village for fishing, located approximately 5 kilometres from
Chonburi and it was 1 of the oldest beachfront resorts which is renowned for its stone mortars
and animal sculptures, like elephants, horses and
tigers. It also has numerous restaurants with seafood. On the
seashore, travellers can see villagers shucking fresh oysters. There are also a vast variety
of local handicraft available for sale to visitors.
It is situated in the same area as Bang Saen Beach.
Nong Mon Market
Nong Mon Market is renowned for Chonburi's locally made handicrafts and
souvenirs and it is about 1 kilometre from
the junction leading to Bang Saen. Popular purchases include the many types of dried seafood; kao lam, gluttonous
rice baked in bamboo; hormok, spicy steamed fish cakes; hoi-jor, deep fried shrimp cakes; sweetened-banana; taro chips; and sweetened-fruit
preserves. You can also purchase rattan and bamboo basketware from
Panatnikom, a district famous for its
and elaborate weaving
Nong Mon Market is located in the same district as Bang Saen Beach.
Basketware Village is located at Mu 1-11, Tambon Railakthong but mostly
a Mu 10 in the
Wat Kohkaew Klong Luang, around 4 kilometres
from the district along the Panamnikom-Chacheongsao Road and continuing
right for another 4 kilometres.
Ladies' handbags, baskets,
betel nut sets, etc. in different colors and designs are made from woven bamboo. They can be
easily bought at stalls behind the Municipal Daily Market (Talad