Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

Bring Home Unique Goodies in Bangkok

When traveling to bustling cities like Bangkok, finding new and unique souvenirs can be quite challenging. In the Philippines, it's customary to bring back "pasalubong" or presents for our loved ones after returning from a trip. While we discovered an abundance of high-quality wholesale clothes, we also stumbled upon delightful street food and fresh fruits. We were so impressed that we decided to bring back a variety of fruit for my two crocodile brothers back home. So what are we waiting for? Let's hit the road! 
Let's go!

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Travel Tips
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  • For accommodations, our family trusts for reasonable prices.

What to bring checklist when shopping 
  • no handbags bring a cheap sling bag for your belongings 
  • bring a lot of baht, baht, baht!
  • running shoes
  • puppy eyes for bargaining

Where to buy bring-home goodies and souvenirs in Bangkok?

Pratunam Market: This is the place to be!

Situated at the intersection of Ratchaprarop and Phetburi Road, opposite Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam Market is a must-visit for all food and shopping enthusiasts. With every step, the excitement in my eyes grew as I perused the countless stalls. It's no wonder that this market is known as the Food and Shopping Mecca of Bangkok.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, ThailandPasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

1. Tamarind Products

During our visit to Pratunam Market, we scored some giant sweet tamarind for only 50-80 baht. A dash of salt enhances the flavor of this delicious fruit, which is even more pronounced than the ones from my childhood. Back then, we used to climb the tamarind tree near my cousin's house to gain access to a restricted area where we could swim on a nearby beach. Memories came flooding back as we explored the market. A rusted ship by the shore also reminded us of the times we used to play inside and search for leeches.

We also stumbled upon big Rose Apples or Tambis for only 50 BAHT while wandering around Pratunam's night market. In the Philippines, we refer to this fruit as "Tambis," also known as the Malay apple or rose apple. These fruits are usually smaller in Zambia, so I was surprised at how sweet, juicy, and crispy they tasted. It reminded me of my childhood days when we had a tree near our apartment and all the kids from the neighborhood would gather and play around it. My mum and I decided to buy a pack of it to share with my brothers back home.

To avoid any potential customs problems, it's best to opt for dried tamarind goods instead. These products are typically less perishable and less likely to contain pests or diseases. Plus, they're often easier to pack and transport than fresh tamarind.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

2. Dried Seafood

If you're in the dried goods section near the river ferry by the Wat Pho temple in Thailand, be sure to grab a bag of dried spicy shredded fish. This paper-thin orange delicacy is the perfect complement to a cold beer and costs between 50-100 baht. My cousin's older brother recently visited Thailand and was still craving these addictive snacks a month later. Once you try them, you'll understand why – the more you eat, the more you'll crave.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

3. Clothing 

Another souvenir to bring back from Bangkok that is both practical and stylish, than clothing is definitely a great option to consider. Not only are clothes lighter and easier to pack than other items, and also Bangkok is known for its fashion and unique clothing styles. 

We discovered some fantastic places to shop for wholesale goods. The Pratunam Night Market and Night Bazaar at Ramkamheng Soi 65 were two standout locations. We found an abundance of affordable clothing items, such as dresses originally priced at 300 baht, which were discounted to around 250-200 baht each if you purchased two or more. Even better, if you bought six items, the price was reduced by 50 percent, making it just around 150 baht. This is great news for any online business back in the Philippines. We also picked up some statement T-shirts and polo shirts for my brothers.

Here are a few clothing items that make great souvenirs:

Statement T-Shirts

Bangkok is famous for its street fashion, and one of the most popular clothing items to bring back as a souvenir is a statement t-shirt. These t-shirts often include quirky designs, funny sayings, or bold graphics that capture the spirit of Bangkok.

Cute Dresses

Another great clothing item to consider when shopping for souvenirs in Bangkok is a cute dress. Thai dresses often feature intricate embroidery, vibrant colors, and unique prints that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, dresses are easy to wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Thai Wrap Pants

If you're looking for something a little more unique, then Thai wrap pants are a great option. These pants are lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for hot weather. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can find a pair that suits your style.

Thai Silk Scarves

Finally, if you're looking for a more traditional souvenir, then a Thai silk scarf is a great option. These scarves are made from high-quality silk and often feature intricate designs and patterns. They're lightweight, easy to pack, and make a great gift for friends and family back home.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

4. Thai Milk Tea Bags

If you're visiting Bangkok, one souvenir you don't want to miss is Thai milk tea bags. Thai milk tea is a popular drink in the country, and the tea bags make it easy to enjoy the delicious flavor at home.

Thai milk tea bags are a convenient way to bring a taste of Thailand back home with you. The tea bags can be easily packed in your luggage and can be enjoyed whenever you want a taste of authentic Thai milk tea.

If you're looking for a unique and tasty souvenir to bring back from Bangkok, Thai milk tea bags are definitely worth considering. They're delicious, easy to pack, and sure to bring back fond memories of your time in Thailand.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand

5. Thai Souvenir Figurines

If you're looking for unique and cultural souvenirs to bring back from Bangkok, you're in luck! Bangkok is full of interesting and beautiful items that make for perfect souvenirs.

Here are a few suggestions:

Golden Buddha 

Thailand is known for its beautiful golden Buddhist temples, and a miniature golden Buddha statue is a perfect way to bring home a piece of that culture. You can find them in a variety of sizes and styles, so you're sure to find one that fits your taste.


Elephants are a symbol of Thailand and are often featured in artwork and souvenirs. You can find everything from small wooden elephants to larger ceramic or metal sculptures. They make for a great decorative piece for your home.

Temple Dancer 

Thai classical dance is a beautiful and intricate art form, and a miniature statue of a temple dancer is a great way to bring some of that elegance home with you. These statues are often made of wood or bronze and are delicately crafted.

Khon Doll 

Khon is a traditional Thai dance-drama that tells stories from Thai mythology. Khon dolls are beautiful and intricately crafted dolls that represent characters from these stories. They make for a unique and interesting souvenir that is sure to impress.

Lotus candles 

Thai lotus candles are a unique and beautiful souvenir that will fill your home with a lovely scent. These candles are made from lotus flowers and are often shaped like lotus blossoms. They make for a great decorative piece and are a perfect way to remember your trip to Bangkok.

No matter what you choose, these souvenirs will serve as a reminder of your trip to Bangkok and the rich culture and history of Thailand.

Pasalubong from Bangkok, Thailand
I found these adorable Lotus candles during our Floating Market Tour.

There are plenty of options for souvenirs when visiting Bangkok. Whether you're looking for something practical or stylish, you're sure to find something that suits your needs and your budget. In addition, whatever you choose to buy they all make great gifts for friends and family who may not have had the chance to visit Thailand themselves.

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