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30 Things You Must Buy When You Visit Thailand

Things You Must Buy When You Visit Thailand

1.Meiji Milk

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Meiji pasteurized milk is no.1 sales in both Thailand and Japan. Meiji pasteurized milk are made from 100% real fresh milk through the pasteurizing process that keeps all the natural nutrition intact in the product. Meiji pasteurized milk in Thailand have so many different flavors like chocolate, strawberry, coffee and some are so special like green tea and banana flavor. Meiji milk can be found in anywhere in Thailand, such as 7-Eleven store, Big C market, Tesco Lotus and many other store or market.

2. Oishi One Piece Green Tea

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Oishi Group is one of the leading company in Thailand’s Japanese food & beverage industry, one of the the famous product from Oishi Group is green tea. Oishi One Piece green tea have so many flavors such as strawberry, honey lemon, Japanese rice and more!

3. Royal Chitralada Milk Candy

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Royal Chitralada Milk Candy is one of the famous candy in Thailand, we can say that every Thai nations knew about it! This is a local product under “Royal Chitralada Agricultural Projects”, develop and promote by Thai Royal. Royal Chitralada Milk Candy taste are so good and come with two different flavors, which is original and chocolate flavor. Usually Royal Chitralada Milk Candy will be display together with other Royal Chitralada product, so you might need to ask for it!

4. Mama instant noodles

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Mama is no.1 instant noodles in Thailand, Mama instant noodles can be found everywhere in Thailand! Mama instant noodles have so many flavors too, most special for me is Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavor and Yentafo Tom Yum Mohfai Flavor. Don’t forget to grab some before you leave!

5. Tao Kae Noi Seaweed

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Tao Kae Noi seaweed can be found everywhere in Thailand too! They come with seafood, tom yum, wasabi and many other flavor too! Did you tried any of it before?

6. Bento Seafood snack squid

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Bento seafood snack squid taste are little spicy. It separated by 3 different colors which are orange, red and blue color. Orange is the most spicy, red is spicy and blue is normal.

7. Koh Kae Peanuts

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Koh kae peanuts is one of the best snack when having beer! They also come with many different flavors like coconut cream, coffee, tom yum and many more. Some of my friends will always buy some as souvenirs before they leaving Thailand.

8. Taro Fish Snack

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Taro Fish Snack is baked and cut in dried string form. It also available in six different flavors such as original, spicy, hot chili, barbecue, smoky salmon and BBQ Kimchi.

9.JAXX POTATO FRENCH FRIES SNACK

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Each pack of Jaxx potato french fries snack come with a pack of tomato sause. You can also choose the chili flavors too! Spicy is everywhere in Thailand!

10. Dried Durian snack

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I knew is sad because you can’t bring any fruit to go home with you, but don’t worry! Thailand have a lot of dried fruit snacks, you can found in any souvenirs store. One of the famous dried fruit snack is this, durian!

11. Siang Pure inhaler

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Siang Pure inhaler is for relief of stuffy nose, dizziness and faint. With this 2 in 1 design you can also drop some to rub over for relief of flatulence, cramp, sprains, muscle pain and insect bites.

12. Thai Herbal Balm

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Thai Herbal Balm is one of the famous product for local and travelers too. They are useful and easy to carry away especially when you traveling around. Nowadays they are so many different brand in the market, one of the popular brand i knew is golden buddha.

13. Banana Boat Sunscreen Product

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These is special recommended for those beach lover! You can grab it in any store like 7-Eleven or Big C supermarket. Banana Boat Sunscreen Product are very good and effective.

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Counterpain rub analgesic balm have two different colors which is red(hot) and blue(cool). It’s very good for pain relief and muscular aches.

15. Tiger Balm Product

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Tiger Balm also one of the famous and trusted brand for herbal balm and pain relief products in Thailand. You can found herbal balm, joint rub, plaster and many other products from them in any store or market.

16.Pond’s Magic Powder

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Pond’s Magic Powder come with UV protection, is good for oil control and minimizing pores! Pond’s Magic Powder are easy to carry, must buy for every girl!

17. Soffell Mosquito Repellent Liquid Spray

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Soffell mosquito repellent is in the forms of lotion and spray. I always use Soffell when i’m having dinner in outdoor area, Soffell can be used to protect the body from mosquito bites.

 

18. Takabb Anti Cough Pill

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Takabb anti cough pill is one of the famous product for reducing cough in Thailand. Takabb anti cough pill is available in 4 flavors which is herbal, plum, mint and lemongrass. You can found it in any store or 7-Eleven.

19. Snake Brand Prickly Heat powder

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Thailand is a tropical country, Snake Brand Prickly Heat powder are so popular in this country because of the weather! Apply some after shower and it will keep you fresh for whole day!

20. Blooming Spa Products

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If you love spa or massage, Blooming spa products will be the best choice for you. They are professional in Spa and Massage products and they have so many different choices for you. Blooming Spa products are available in Let’s Relax Spa which is located inside Terminal 21 Shopping Central.

21. Oriental Princess Beauty Products

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When you stepped into Oriental Princess Beauty shop, you can feel that is the paradise for everyone who love beauty. They have so many products such as facial, treatment, cosmetic and so much more. They are also one of the leading company in Thailand beauty industry.

22. Bath & Bloom Spa & Massage Products

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Bath & Bloom also another famous brand in Thailand, they provide a lot of different products for spa and wellness. Their flagship store are located in 2nd floor, Atrium Zone, Central World Shopping Mall.

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If we talk about bags from Thailand, i believe that everybody will first think about Naraya. Naraya bag is made by Naraya’s specially chosen and hand-inspected fabric, design and quality are always the best. You can found Naraya stores in many shopping mall located in Bangkok such as Central World, MBK, and even in Don Meung International Airport. Remember to choose some for your loved one!

24. Royal Chitralada Honey

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Royal Chitralada Honey also is one of the famous local product under “Royal Chitralada Agricultural Projects”. You can found it in any 7-Eleven store in Thailand, price around 2 USD for each bottle.

25. Chathai Thai Traiditional Tea Products

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“Chathai”, which means “tea from Thailand”. Chathai red tea is one of the famous product from Chathai company, you will fall in love with it once you tried it! Sometime i will just mix some fresh milk with it, taste creamy and it is really good!

26. Ruby

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You can found a lot ruby retailer shop in Thailand, because Thailand is one the famous country in Ruby Mining Industry. Sometimes you will found that ruby price are more cheaper in Thailand.

27. Crocodile Leather Products

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Thailand has the largest crocodile farming industry in the world and some famous international fashion brands source their exotic skins from the kingdom too. You can found crocodile leather products Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, and remember to watch the show too!

28. Thai Amulet

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I think almost every travelers won’t miss this if they’re visiting Thailand. Thai amulet can be found everywhere in Thailand, we always trust these amulet will bring us luck and safety. Some of the famous Thai amulet only can be found in temple, and they are priceless.

29. Edible Bird’s Nest

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A lot of edible bird’s nest are exported from Thailand, Thailand is also one of the main country that produced edible bird’s nest. You can found a lot of edible bird’s nest products near Yao Wa Rat street in Bangkok, which is the Chinatown in Bangkok.

30. Jeans

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Most of the famous branded jeans retailer shops always having some promotions and offer in Bangkok, such as Levi’s and Lee. Price are really cheaper if you compare with some other country! You can also found a lot of old jeans or second hand jeans in any flea market located in Bangkok such as Chatuchak market.

Mister Mushroom Farm

Mister Mushroom Farm, located in Wang Nam Khiao Thailand. Mister Mushroom are growing organic mushrooms on a family plot, emphasizing on five specific kinds to grow and commercialize – Shiitake, Yanagi, Monkey Head, (Blue and Golden) Oyster and Reishi (Lingzhi) Mushrooms. In here, visitors can see the cultivation of the mushrooms in the dark and humid storeroom-like hall. They also selling few type of mushrooms and some Lingzhi product.

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Will add more photo on next post, stay tuned.

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Khao Yai – A Cup Of Love Farm Ville

A Cup Of Love, a very famous farm ville located in Khao Yai.

A Cup Of Love provide some very fun environment for you and your family to visit. During the cold season from November to February have a lot of Thai citizen will travel to there.

A Cup Of Love also provide camping facilities in their farm. Here are some photo to share with you all.

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Chokdee Dimsum In Nawamin Bangkok, Thailand

Dim sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. (wikipedia)

Chokdee Dimsum, one of the famous Dim Sum restaurant in Thailand. They have around 20 outlet located in Thailand. Over 60 kind of dim sum they serving now, and some other Chinese food like Bak Kut Teh.

Chokdee Dimsum in Nawamin is not showing in Google Maps, so decided to share with you all. So if anyone of you are looking for dim sum in Thailand, consider it. And another point is most of the Chokdee Dimsum outlet usually serve 24 hours. In Thailand is not that easy to find a 24 hours restaurant in most of the place.

Here are some photo to share with you all.

Very good as breakfast, steam egg with ham.

Dim Sum, must eat when it’s hot. Taste good and fresh.

Bak Kut Teh, Pork Ribs with Soup serve with vegetable.

They also serving few different type of Chinese tea .

For any other information or outlet location can enter to this Chokdee Dimsum official website.

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Photo Shooting In Chocolate Ville, Bangkok Thailand

“Dining in the Park” – Chocolate Ville.

Chocolate Ville, is an attractive restaurant featuring dining in the theme park.  It is located on Kasetsart-Nawamin road, KM 11, Bangkok 10230.

Due to the Halloween season, they did some very nice decoration for it. Here are some photo to share with you all.

Because of the environment and design, a lot of artist and visitor also come here to take photo.

Share with us if you have any information about Chocolate Ville.

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Koh Chang, The Largest Island In Mu Koh Chang International Park Archipelago 2012

Koh Chang is an amphoe (district) in Trat Province, Thailand. It is located on the Gulf Of Thialand’s eastern seaboard, 310 km from Bangkok and near the border with Cambodia.

It is the country’s third largest island, and the largest island in the Mu Koh Chang International Park archipelago.

The name means Elephant Island, and comes from the elephant shape of its headland, although elephants are not indigenous to the island. (Wikipedia)

Transport to Koh Chang have many of different way. If you are going from Bangkok, you can go by bus, minivan, or flight to Trat first. Here are some information about the transport to Trat or Koh Chang.

Bangkok Airways provide 3 flights a day to Trat from Bangkok. The flight takes around 60 minutes and cost around 3000-3600 Baht per trip. The airlines transfer service cost around 470 Baht for transfer to west coast of Koh Chang and included ferry ticket. For buses and mini van service is too many different timing and different price, so just provide 2 official contact number for information about the bus service. If you are in Bangkok can call +66 8 3794 2122, in Koh Chang please call +66 8 1660 5926. One way cost around 200-250 Baht and round trip will be less around 20-50 Baht. Please check about the timing  and estimate carefully. Bus from Bangkok to Trat takes around 5 hour.

Here are some photos taken when going Koh Chang by ferry.

Sunset of Koh Chang.

Ferry pier opposite Koh Chang.

Waiting for ferry.

A lot of  tourist also go by car. Can drive your car to the island by transfer by ferry.

 

Sea view behind the ferry.

Koh Chang is also a paradise for diver. Can consider it if you are interesting about diving. There are so many different diving course in the island, most of them are licensed. And there’s a lot of speed boat service so you can explore more about this paradise.

In Koh Chang have too many resorts and hotel, you can find so  many information inside the internet. The cheapest accommodation there is around 250 Baht per night, 3 star or 4 star hotel around 2000 Baht and much much more. If you are looking for a great holiday, travel to Koh Chang is a great idea. Sun, beach, natural, far from the city, seafood, alcohol, massage, everything is in this island.

Welcome to Koh Chang. Enjoy!

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Self Modified Bicycle In Bangkok

It’s a very lucky day. Saw a very creative modified bicycle when buying some snacks. It’s actually modified by a Thai kid. Decided to share with you all.

The bicycle modified with a pair of side mirror, and using some kind of different material looks like stainless steel. I was thinking how he hold the handlebars when he cycling. Can you imagine it ?

I always believe Creativity is what world needs. It’s a good sign when you created something that’s unusual. It might need to be more improve, but it also might become something that incredible too.

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Pantip Plaza Ngam Wong Wan Branch In Nonthaburi

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Located in Thailand Nonthaburi. There are hundreds of small shops specializing in computer hardware, software and accessories, including parts, repair, modifications, networking, second hand, laptops, Macintosh and peripherals. And also selling camera, lens, accessories.

Actually was looking for some computer hardware, so decided to go this shopping mall have a look.

 

There are having a lot of new and old hardware and software, games, accessories, sound system and second-hand stuff like motherboard, ram, graphic card, laptop and desktop pc. You also can find a Nintendo game boy here, and it’s black & white screen.

 

So happy when i saw this shop, they having a lot of modified hardware. It’s so cool, i wish i can have 1 and try to overclock it until the maximum.

No matter how important is the hardware we need to buy, we still need to grab some food when we are hungry. During the Gin Je festival, vegeterian food is everywhere. So i choose a mango sticky rice for myself, it’s awesome!

Pantip Plaza is very famous IT shopping in Thailand. In this Pantip Plaza Ngam Wong Wan Branch, one of the level is selling a lot of Thai Amulet. If you are a fans of those amulet can check it out too.

 

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Vegetarian Festival In Bangkok

Vegetarian Festival In Bangkok

In Thailand, this festival is called “Tesagan Gin Je” (เทศกาลกินเจ), the Vegetarian Festival. It is celebrated throughout the entire country, but the festivities are at their height in Phuket, where about 35% of the population is Chinese. It attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed. Many religious devotees will slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts. (From wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Emperor_Gods_Festival)

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Jeเจ, 斋(in chinese word), the meaning of Vegeterian. Je During a period of nine days, those who are participating in the festival dress all in white and gin je กินเจ, which has come to be translated as abstinence from eating meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products. Vendors and proprietors of restaurants indicate that je food is for sale at their establishments by putting a yellow flag out with the word เจ (je) written on it in red. (From wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Emperor_Gods_Festival)

I have been to Fashion Island this two days with my Thai friend and family. It’s a huge shopping center locating at Thanon Rarm Intra, Khanna Yao, Bangkok. There are having a big market with many food stall. But, they are all selling vegeterian food for the Gin Je Festival (Vegetarian Festival). You can see there’s a lot of people are queuing and waiting for their food. And most important, there’s a lot of delicious vegeterian food.

 

Don’t be surprise for the photo above, it is not meat. Don’t let the photo cheat your eyes, it is actually made from some vegeterian ingredients such as flour, grain, tofu, or maybe some other vegetable. Taste is a little bit different with meat, but it’s taste good with some chili sauces. They also made a lot of similar food like Kap Pao Gai, Lat Mu and much much more. But all made from vegeterian ingredients, just the look and taste are so similar with the real meat.

You can also find out there are some very nice and special local fruit, dessert around there. Such as mango glutinous sticky rice and much much more. The pricing for all the food around here are reasonable and cheap.

In Thailand, most of the population is Buddhist. Most of them believe that if we can remain do not kill or eat any life or animal, it will bring good fortune and future to you. Even we can’t make it everyday, but at least we do it together once a year. I believe on it too.

Will keep sharing with you if i got much more news about this Gin Je, Vegeterian Festival. Hope you will enjoy it too if you are in Thailand or maybe you are coming to this Festival.

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