Shopping in Bangkok Old Town offers plenty of opportunities, even if the area’s name clearly suggests it’s more traditional than the sight of megamalls you’d find downtown. Rattanakosin, as it’s also known by, has colorful markets you can explore. They sell everything from fresh flowers to sacred amulets, and the Bangkok Old Town markets are still used by locals – this authenticity makes them so popular with visitors.

Because these shopping spots aren’t tourist attractions the prices haven’t been inflated either, so you get not only a genuine experience but also the chance to bag some bargains. If markets aren’t your thing, you'll find some interesting shopping options in the boutiques along nearby Khaosan Road.

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