Pratunam Market, Bangkok

Pratunam Market is a major market selling clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories at wholesale prices. Enter the small alleys and jam-packed small streets and you will find yourself in the middle of a clothes-maze. Prices are very cheap, and most shops offer retail prices for single pieces. Located at the intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads (next to Amari Watergate Hotel), Pratunam Wholesale Market is filled with shops and tiny stalls flowing over to the sidewalks and extending all the way to Baiyoke Towers I and Baiyoke Towers II on Ratchaprarop Soi 3
I am not there for the clothes like everyone does. I am more into their local delicacies. I like their hawker stalls which are much more cleaner than our own country and even China. Look at the road. It is so clean and no one simply spitting. Just beware of any incoming vehicle from your back. They will just drive in even a tight road like this. The worst part is they never going to use their horn. They want you to feel their presence from your back yourself.
Apart of Pad Thai and Mango Coconut Milk, groundnuts and corns are very delicious too!
I never really try this yet because it is just too big portion for me. I rather do not waste it. I highly recommend to buy fruits here. They are super sweet and delicious! Other than that is to try their fruit shake. Any fruit shake which cost only 20 - 25 baht. However, overall I have to conclude is eating from these food stalls are not as cheap as you think. It is just for you to enjoy the experience of walk and eat only.
If you are more a shopper, please take note of the price given by the seller. Most of their prices given are very high. It is your job to haggle the price. Here are some benchmark of the clothes price for your reference:

1) T-shirt/Singlets/Spaghetti Stripes - 100 ~ 150 baht
2) Long or short skirt/pants/shorts - 150 ~ 200 baht
3) One piece dress/jumpers - 200 ~ 250 baht

That's the price I able to get. Maybe you can get lower than me. Anyway, good luck in your haggling skill!


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