Local Thai product , Thai souvenir

Sep 11, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Local Thai product , Thai souvenir” heading_tag=”h1″ spacer=”line_with_icon” spacer_position=”bottom” line_height=”1″ icon=”Defaults-circle-blank” icon_size=”32″][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Travel and shopping is like eggs and chicken issue. It comes together. When you tell someone that you are on vacation or visit some place, they might expect some little gift when you return. Especially when you come to Thailand. What are you going the bring for your friends and family?

This blog is provided guideline for shopping stuffs for unique products and common souvenir in reasonable price. We give you guideline for what is available and where to buy it.

Unique Product – Thai Silk

Thai silk is a fabric made of silkworm threads with two unique blends one color for the warp and another for the weft.
Traditional Thai silk made by hand woven has uniqueness and cannot duplicate unlike machine woven which means that every part of the fabric is identical and has the same color.

Thai silk is usually soft but has a relatively coarse texture with uneven, slightly knotty threads. This quality makes it extremely suitable for weaving by hand. Thai silk has a magnificent, rich, exotic beauty and, with proper care, can last a century or more.

The silk threads are produced by hand weaving reeled which is time consuming and 10 times more expensive the artificial silk. The price is also related to design and how the thickness of the fabric. The silk fabric starts from 1,2,3 or 4 filaments. The single firmament may use for a scarf.

Silk fabric burned smells like hair burn since it is from nature. It is not a good way to test the product for genial or imitation. You may use another simple way such as the wedding ring test. You can fill one or two meters of silk fabric through a wedding ring. It should be easy to get through since it is smooth and flexible. However, the same cannot be said for fake fabrics as they will crunch up and be very difficult or even impossible to pull through a wedding ring.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2823″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css_animation=”fadeInUp” img_link_large=”yes” title=”Thai Silk”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2822″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css_animation=”fadeInUp” img_link_large=”yes” title=”Cocoon”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2821″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css_animation=”fadeInUp” img_link_large=”yes” title=”Thai Silk – bright color”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Bangkok walking tour

Thai Silk product on sale

The rural Thai women use silk dress for dress for special occasions. You can find, tie, scarf, shawl, pillow case , shirt, skirt, elephant doll, small purse or table runner set for souvenir. The world famous brand is at the Jim Thompson shop. There are one shop at the museum, and bigger shop at Surawong road. The famous local brand consists of Shinawatra or Joly farm located in Chiang mai. There are also shops at Naraipan or visit Baan Krua , the village which use to produce silk for Jim Thompson. The biggest industry of Thai silk is from Korat and Khon kean province , if you plan to visit the north east of Thailand.

Our Bangkok old community trip will bring you to Baan Krua. If you want to visit authentic homemade silk factory you could join us.

Thai silver Product

Hill tribe design – Jewelry

The jewelry is a great gift for a girl. The hill tribe uses silk for their decoration for centuries. Earring, bracelet, necklace, ankle bracelet and many more choices you could get.  It is unique and not so expensive. You could get it in Chiang mai , Chiang rai or weekend market has one area sell silver jewelry.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2820″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css_animation=”fadeInUp” img_link_large=”yes” title=”Arhka Chiang Rai wearing silver ware.”][vc_column_text]

Silver ware

Handcraft silver ware in Thai design. You may find it in Bangkok, Nong Kai or Nan. It can be used for food container or water. It is very expensive since calculating from silver weight.

Dry spices and sauces

Dried and vacuum packed spices is being able to import and pass the custom check. Lemongrass, ginner, Kaffir lime leaves, Japanese mint,  Roselle , Pandan leaves and much more. You could find those products at Damnern saduak floating market, Naraipand shopping mall or at Chiang mai night market.

Thing with Elephant

The elephant is Thailand symbolic. The king has white elephant and use to go around by elephant. There are elephant product which is made of fabric base such as Pillow, purse, magnet, and T-shirt for an instant. You could get elephant paper dunk at Poo poo elephant museum in Chiang mai. You could get the artwork from elephant painting from a Mea Sa elephant farm in Chiang mai. You could get a wood craving in elephant design and many more. Please buy everything except ivory products.


The unique Thai painting is with gold leaf or Buddha design. You could see at market especially at the weekend market, Bangkok.


Durian is Queen of the fruit. It is taste great but worse smell like a baby diaper. Those who love it and want to bring home. Make sure your country allow for entry. The fact is some airline has no Fresh Durian Sign. As long as you are not open and eat it on the airline, it is fine. So packed the fresh Durian well , you could bring it back. Or you should snack such as deep fried Durian or preserved Durian back home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2819″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css_animation=”fadeInUp” img_link_large=”yes” title=”Durian ship (ทุเรียนทอด)”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]


Thai tamarind is great fruit. It is sweet and sour. It has lots of fiber.

So what is your favorite Thai Souvenir, please share with us. We would love to hear from you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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