Some products are very famous Thai handicrafts and designer of traditional and contemporary style. The World Tourist Thailand also have known of silk and cotton products, wood carvings, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, and jewelry. In fact, some provinces has its own privileges. For example, the best lacquer can be found in Chiang Mai, green celadon ceramics you can buy at Sukhothai, while especially ruby gemstone can you find in Chantanaburi.
In recent years, the works of Thai designers more and more sought after by the international community to be used for decorating homes, hotels, resorts and office buildings throughout the world. The young designer thailand is received international recognition for its innovative fashion, home furnishings exclusive and trendy accessories.
Here are some advantages souvenirs from Thailand.
Ceramics ‘five colors’ (the meaning of the word Benjarong) is a distinctive artwork Thailand
In addition to having a wealth of distinctive colors, also available in various thicknesses and fabric, so it can be adjusted for clothing or furnishing. In addition to well-known brands such as Jim Thompson, Shinawatra, there is also a shop that can work on the manufacture of special colors, such Almeta
Gems & Jewellery
Thailand is one of the gems center of the world, and to guarantee authenticity, look at the Jewel Fest Club logo. District gem in Silom and Sukhumvit Road area, as well as on Charoen Krung. A large store such as Jewellery Trade Centre and Silom Galleria, Silom Road both. While gold can be hunted in the area of Chinatown (Yaowaraj Road). For serious business gems, can also come in Bangkok Gem and Jewellery Fair, held twice a year (February and September), featuring thousands of participants.
Some interesting include carvings of soap, artificial flowers and miniature crafts such as food, flowers, shops and homes. In fact the entire village complete with miniature market made a very detailed!
Bangkok is the perfect place to make a suit or party dress, with a relatively low cost but high quality. Many are along Sukhumvit Road between Soi 3 and Soi 15 (BTS: Nana). Higher quality is on Charoen Krung Road. For ladies party wear can be ordered in stores Siam Square.
How do I make a tax return (VAT Refund) in Thailand
Tourists in Thailand can reclaim Value Added Tax (VAT / value added tax) paid when purchasing goods in the Kingdom. Condition, foreign tourists should be in Thailand less than 180 days a year, not the flight crew, and departed from Thailand via plane at the international airport (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai or Phuket).
To claim a tax refund this:
- Have purchased goods within 60 days prior to departure;
- Buying stuff from stores that put up the symbol VAT REFUND FOR TOURIST
- As the day of purchase, to pay not less than 2,000 baht, including VAT, in one store. Total purchases can be claimed at least 5000 Baht, including VAT.
- When buying, ask the store fill VAT Refund (P.P10) and include the original tax receipts to this form. Each application must demonstrate the value of 2,000 Baht or more.
- Before leaving, show merchandise and submit a form with original receipts tax to the customs officer (see symbol VAT Refund at the airport).