One thing is for sure - Koh Phangan
much more cheaply than Samui
. And again about the same - the goods in Thongsala, are much cheaper than in Haad Rin. Despite of this difference, in these small towns you without effort will find gift shops, jewelry and firm shops trading in accessories, hammocks and, even fireworks.
Shops in Thon Sala and Haad Rin substantially offer something exclusive, but in the majority some things which you do not require in general. Here it is possible to try to bargain, but in real, the prices fixed. You can receive from time to time small discounts, but it - exception, instead of a rule. Remember, that you are in a tourist zone and prices here usually are higher similar on continent, we shall tell for example in Bangkok
, but the choice of the goods substantially complexly is lower than in the European countries, and.
The main goods Koh Phangan
, are hammocks (have a look in shop " Hammock Home " in Thong Sala). The hammock is the most necessary thing on island - where still you can so conveniently to relax, enjoying fascinating views, beautiful risings and the sunsets, varying coconut palms, and the fine azure sea on a background? All best images Koh Phangan
, it is visible only from a hammock!
As here it is possible to get T-shirt, solar glasses, jeans, blinkers, music, cinema and electronic devices, silver products, and just as some of works of local artists. The majority of clothes has some variety, but all this can be found in Bangkok
, and in general here the goods are more expensive, as are imported on island.
However, many art galleries as believe, well sell out the products, and in the majority of places to you will offer various works and services, including orders and art reproduction. These galleries have good reputations and afrod. prices. One of such gallery, opposite pier offers graceful silver products, the some people with semiprecious stones.
If you have for a long time located in Koh Phangan
and require cheap products and drinks - come to Tesco-Lotus, located in Thong Sala. Here the inexpensive prices, are cheaper than in 7/11 and as there is a delightful inexpensive bakery, open from 10.00 - 22.00
Some shops in Koh Phangan
offer Thai silk, but before purchase make sure of authenticity of a material and a corresponding label (though a label presently can make anyone).
The truth is some ways to define, whether the matter is made of real silk of a silkworm, or it is the most obvious fake. One of them is fire. It is necessary to take a small piece of silk and to burn to it, natural silk burns similarly to hair, letting out a pungent smell while synthetic silk burns slowly, as though morph, and then the rest continues to burn independently. The truth I doubt, that in such a way to you will allow to check up quality of the goods.
Not everyone will dare to get for example silk tunika for 2000 THВ, however before to buy such expensive thing examine material under different corners of sight, original natural silk is well-known for its bicoloured display when you move a subject of clothes on light. It because at creation of a fabric on a weaving loom, two various shades of silk while the Chinese silk does not possess such ability are used.
For quite some time now some shops on island began to offer antiques. With such rich history and the impressive inheritance of art and culture, it is not surprising, that in Thailand
this trade in a big way prospers. The most part of antiques it - the religious art created for eulogy and glorification of the Buddha
, and early, the Thai
antiques became world famous due to artistic expression of this important religion. Here too it is possible to run into a fake elementary. Many dealers get up methods of ageing of subjects, with the help acids to speed up process of ageing, and create really impressive products pseudo olden time.