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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

 

Love,

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