The Toronto Star Newspaper
Posted: Oct 09 2013
"A traveller’s delight, the City of Angels, as Bangkok is also known, is a bustling city of some 8 million with plenty of enticements, from boutique hotels and ritzy restaurants to high-end shops offering the best in Thai goods.
For higher-end goods, head to the Siam Paragon Mall (Rama 1 Rd.). At Jim Thompson House (6 Soi Kasemsan 2), check out the exquisite silk scarves. If you want to take home a custom-tailored suit, go to Tailor on Ten (tailoronten.com), near Nana BTS Station. Visit the 27-acre Chatuchak Weekend Market (chatuchak.org) to browse a multitude of goods, from jewellery and clothing to children’s toys. The Pratunam Market (at the Ratchaprop/Petchburi intersection) is a maze of wholesale vendors, but most are willing to sell clothing and shoes at retail prices to individuals."