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This refined yet understated antiques house holds some striking old-school furniture, sculpture and decoration finds (mostly Thai and Myanmarese), along with vibrant vintage fabrics, raw silks and silver Sri Lankan j...
This market near the town centre traces its history back to the days when pirates, Indians, Chinese, Malays and Europeans traded in Phuket...
Dealing solely in men’s suits, this long-standing and reliable tailor has a wide selection of banker-sensibility wools...
On entering the night market from Th Phahonyothin you’ll see mz collection on the right-hand side. This shop has unusual handmade silver and semi-precious stone jewellery...
You could poke around in this shop for hours, flipping through the maps of Siam and Indochina, laughing at early explorers' quaint drawings of 'the natives' and sighing with delight at the exquisite framed prints.
One of a string of ma-and-pa antique shops selling ceramics, statues, carvings and bronzes of hard-to-determine age and authenticity. Pick something because you like it, rather than as an investment in an heirloom.
Adjacent to the bus station off Th Phahonyothin is Chiang Rai’s night market...
Peruse the lively works of five local artists and see them in action within this laid-back gallery crammed full of colourful cartoon-like canvases of elephants, serious semi-abstract portraits and the odd Thai landsc...
This shop selling Phi Ta Khon masks and other festival-related souvenirs makes for a fun browse. It also has bike hire (100B per day) and coffee. It's about 500m further down the same street as the Phi Ta Khon Museum.
On the northwest corner of Soi 12, Thailand’s biggest camera importer sells all types of professional equipment, including Nikon, Mamiya and Rollei. It’s also the best place to bring your sick Nikon for a check-up.
The Bangkok showroom of this non-profit organisation features the vibrant cloth creations of Karen weavers in Mae Hong Son, in northern Thailand.
It's located at the end of Soi 49/9, in the Racquet Club complex.
This decor shop carries many unique pieces of tribal art, including furniture, bronze and wood figures, woodcarvings and weavings. There’s another shop out on the road to Hang Dong in the Kad Farang shopping mall.
A fun and intriguing artist-owned shophouse featuring mythical creatures and abstract portraits in minimalist grey-dominated oils on canvas, with splashes of vibrant colours, crafted by a man known only as ‘Mr Zen’.
Smell good enough to eat with these botanical-based spa products. The soaps, shampoos and lotions are all natural, rooted in Thai traditional medicine, and stylish enough to share space with brand-name beauty.
This glass-enclosed shop carries hip T-shirts emblazoned with Samui-inspired designs, like coconuts, tropical flowers and the island’s name. But the designs are worldly enough to pass in nontouristy circles.
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