The Thai capital of Bangkok is a great place to shop and it is not uncommon to hear about people from other parts of the world making their way to Bangkok simply to procure shoes, clothes, and fancy goods. Honestly, no one can complain about shopaholics wanting to make such an investment as you can find virtually anything and most of it can be purchased at great prices. The luxury hotels Bangkok, the masseurs, the tailors and even the wayside eateries are worth writing home about. To say Bangkok comes alive at night is an understatement and it does no justice to all the buzz there is during the day, hence it would be more appropriate to say that Bangkok glows all day and dazzles at night.
The dazzling starts soon after sunset at Patpong Night Market and the fever continues for an hour or two beyond midnight. How the Thais have the energy to keep up every night vend, dance, drink, eat, shop and have a good time is still a mystery but the enthusiasm is contagious. No sooner one steps into the Patpong Night Market she or he would be immersed in the zealous vibes and as hard as the store owners work to sell their goods the shoppers will bargain till they are hoarse. Select a hotel by the market such as the Chatrium Hotels & Residences to avoid making large payments to unscrupulous taxi drivers who lurk in the areas.
The market is most famous for clothing, belts, handbags, wallets, shoes, souvenirs and plenty of food and drink. Both men and women will find plenty of interesting stuff to buy while they roam around the busy alleyways. It would take a few hours to walk the length and breadth of the market, hence stop by, get a drink, listen to some music, dig into some Thai food or fast food and get back on to the alleys to make the most of having decided to break rest.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+