Thailand

For the Girls

Shopping

Massages

Shopping

Facials

Shopping

Nails, Pedicures, Hair Salon's

Did I forgot to mention Shopping?

 

Thailand is a Western Woman's Dream House.  Because the costs of Labor are so low, anything which requires a person becomes extremely inexpensive.  Take Massages for example.  The most common message is a FOOT massage.  Average costs run around $5 for an house.  A full body Oil Message $10-$15 per hour.

 

And you can find a message parlor on every block.

Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!

There are 3 types of shopping areas in Thailand.

Classic USA style.  Big, beautiful, modern enormous, multi level, shopping mails, with popular, designer names with all of the cool fashions, cosmetics, etc from around the world.  They even full restaurants, food courts, public parking, live entertainment and usually some type of event in order to attract the tourists.

 

Lower end shopping plazas.  There are usually crowded, discounted malls, with loads of cheaper merchandise, lots of knock offs, lower end restaurants and of course food courts.  These are very popular with the locals and those who like to haggle over price.

 

Street Vendors and Street fairs.  Unlike the USA, Thai businesses (very small business) are allowed to setup shop on the sidewalk in front of an existing structure.  While this leads to difficulty in walking, it provides for an abundance of tourist merchandise available for a very inexpensive price.  Here you can bargain away over price all day long.

Shopping Malls in Bangkok

Terminal 21

Emporium

Palladium

Asiatique The Riverfront

MBK

Siam Discovery

Central World Plaza

Note: ALL of the above are located near a BTS Station

Shopping Malls in Phuket

Central Festival, Phuket Town

Jungceylon, Patpong Beach

Big C

Shopping Malls in Chiang Mai

Promenada

Hint! There is no reason to pay for a higher priced massage offered by your hotel. The one's on the street are of the same quality.