10 Top Souvenirs From Thailand

It is impossible to come back from Thailand without a souvenir in your bag. Thai markets offer affordable prices, and you may be lost among a vast variety of peculiar souvenirs. To avoid confusion in the market, we prepared 10 best options for your choice.

 

1. Buddha Souvenir

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Since more than 90% of Thai people are Buddhists, no wonder you can see statues of Buddha all around. Thai people believe that Buddha fosters happiness and prosperity for them.

 

Important notice: The Buddha’s length mustn’t be more than 15 cm. According to the Thai law, you are not allowed to export out of the country any Buddha statue, which exceeds the size. Thai people want to preserve all the shrines inside the country.

 

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2. Thai Silk & Clothing

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If you want to buy souvenirs from Thailand that is not just going to end up on your shelf, then this item is just the right thing for you. Apparently, silk is the most popular material for Thai clothing. Thanks to its lightweight and soft qualities, silk scarves and trousers are just perfect for the hot Thai climate.

The colors of Thai clothing correspond to the hot weather. Most of the things you can find on the market are bright, and the patterns are motley. Wearing these clothes regularly you will feel cheerful every day.

 

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3. Thai Carvings

 

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Thai people were always proud of their carpenters, who present their sophisticated production on the market. In search of original souvenirs, you can buy beautiful and colorful teak wood panels that will be a perfect addition to any interior. Mainly it will suit rooms with classical design. Just don’t buy Buddha statues if they are more than 15 cm long.

 

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4. Thai Coconut Oil & Soap

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Thanks to the valuable features, coconut oil is high on demand among women. It improves quality of skin and hair. The oil is natural and has a pleasant flavor, which makes it a mandatory ingredient in soaps and natural cosmetics.

 

It’s highly recommended to buy coconut oil and natural soap in pharmacies or shopping malls. Do not be fooled at a low price somewhere at the beach or in the street. Low-quality products might harm your health. Be careful!

 

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5. Vodka With Snakes

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Vodka with poisonous snakes serves as an exotic souvenir from Thailand. In small portions, it can serve as medicine in ethnoscience.

 

You can find such bottles in snake or crocodile farms around the country. The price of the real remedy starts from $40 per bottle.

 

6. Handmade Bags

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Women are sure that bags have to correspond to the color of your clothing. Travelling around Thailand you will find bags of any design, but most of them are bright and colored.

 

Various bags with elephants deserve special attention on Thai tourist markets.

 

Except for textile bags, you can find plenty of products made of natural leather.

 

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7. Exotic Fruits

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Thailand is the motherland of the most exotic fruits you can find on the Earth, such as mango, pineapple, durian, dragon fruit, papaya, cherimoya, longan, kiwano, passion fruit, jackfruit, etc. Believe us, the list is never ending!

 

Try as many exotic fruits as you can, and take a couple of them for your friends and relatives. However, if your way back is too long, better buy dried exotic fruits, since the fresh ones might be spoiled on the way.

 

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8. Thai Tea

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There is a huge assortment of tea in Thailand. The most popular types are blue tea, matum, and puer. You can buy it in a specialized tea shop, a large shopping center, and a market. The cost of tea is 3-8 $ per 100 grams.

 

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9. Thai Pearls

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Thai pearls fascinate with their brightness and the right graceful shape. Beads or a bracelet made of natural pearls are a wonderful souvenir from Thailand, which will appreciate any woman. The best place to buy pearl products is a jewelry store. The lowest prices for pearls are found in the Chinatown of Bangkok. Price of pearl jewelry varies from $50 to $300.

 

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10. Thai Sauces and Spices

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Thailand is famous for its food with saturated flavors. It’s incredible but some dishes are sweet and spicy at the same time. You just have to try them, and take some back home as souvenirs. Your friends will be impressed by the variety of tastes in Thai food.

 

Purchase a couple of packages of natural Thai herbs, hot chile pepper, and some sauces. It will be enough to cook some Thai dishes in your homeland.

 

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