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fabrics... fabrics... - Thailand

fabrics... fabrics...

bazaars and markets: everywhere: silk and dresses

any market or bazaar selling fabrics would do. If you ask the vendor he or she probably can make you a dress exactly like you want it. You just have to draw the sort of dress you'd like, chose the fabrics.. they'll take your measures... and go back a few hours later or the following day to pick it up.

What to buy: silk fabrics and taylor-made dresses or outfits

What to pay: for a dress and silk, handmade, at a market, I paid about 800 baht

Directions: any market would do. i had two dresses made in chiang mai, and they fit perfectly

Theme: Women's Clothes

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 8, 2002
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buddha image - Thailand

buddha image

wat chedi luang and doi suitep: chiang mai: buffalo-skin buddhas

Normally it's not a shop but an artisan near a temple... and you can watch him while he creates these buddha images by perforating buffalo skins.

What to buy: images of the buddha, but also pastoral or rural scenes, or elephants. the majority are black - but some are painted later in bright colours

What to pay: about 100 baht for a small one (10x15 cm) and about 700 baht for a large one (50x70 cm)

Directions: outside the two temples... see my chiang mai page for precise addresses

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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incense... - Thailand


bazzars and markets, everywhere: everywhere: wonderful incense

anywhere... everywhere... markets or bazaars... colourful... authentic or touristy... it doesn't matter... incense is always sold.

What to buy: colourful and perfumed incense... there's a really wide selection... all shapes, all perfumes... you'll find something you like

What to pay: for the ones in the picture, 5 bags for 100 baht, without bargaining (too lazy)

Directions: any market or bazaar all over thailand

Theme: Other

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  • Written Dec 8, 2002
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