Thanon Bamrung Meuang Religious Shops

Area in Banglamphu

The stretch of Th Bamrung Meuang (one of Bangkok’s oldest streets and originally an elephant path leading to the Grand Palace) from Th Mahachai to Th Tanao is lined with shops selling all manner of Buddhist religious paraphernalia. You probably don’t need a car-sized Buddha statue or an eerily lifelike effigy of a famous monk, but browsing is fun, and who knows when you might need to do a great deal of Thai-style merit making?