Thailand Day One: Shopping at the Pratunam Market

July 01, 2017

I woke up way before daybreak to prepare for our flight from Cebu to Manila, where we waited for at least 3 hours for our 9 a.m. connecting flight to Bangkok. I took this trip with my dad’s side of the family, and it was arranged by a travel agency of my older sister’s choosing.

We had five days to spend in Thailand, and our first day’s itinerary was blank. So naturally – and because this family’s “all about that shopping life” – we went to Pratunam Market at 2 p.m., immediately after dropping our bags off in the hotel.

The market was where we spent all of our time in, for our first day. I can’t decide whether I regret it or am content with it. The former, because there’s heaps to see and loads to do in Thailand, other than a market, during a visitor’s first day. And the latter, because I was able to buy a generous supply of clothes for myself and some gifts for my family.

It’s true what they say, Thailand is home to cheap retail and even cheaper wholesale goods.

“The girl with the yellow hair” That’s my sister

Pratunam MarketPratunam Market

I read on Bangkok.Com that the market is technically open 24 hours, but all these stalls started closing at 8 p.m.


I found these Elephant Pants inside the Pratunam Mall, and I was able to haggle the price down even lower. Suffice it to say, I am now a proud owner of 3 pairs of Elephant Pants.


I was planning to buy these after I took the picture, but the stall owner was mean and shooed me away because “no pictures of my stall.” Oh wells, I’m sorry.




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