For perfect Thai souvenirs to bring home with, here are some very well-known Thai products That you should find in Thailand only. Do you know which ones? Tick-tock, tick-tock, . . . We’ll give you a hint. These are 10 most favorite souvenirs for tourists to remember Thailand by, and to make perfect gifts for folks at home.
1. Curry and spice
Thai cuisine is very prominent when it comes to curry and spice that bring sweats and tears just by a few sips of hot and spicy curry. We know foreigners love Thai spicy foods, while some are still too shy to admit. Back home, if Thai curry is a bit too expensive, you can save serious money getting here and bring back. Use it learn to cook Thai spicy dishes, or add new pungent flavor to your bland menu.
2. Ointment and smelling salt
It is very surprising that ointment and smelling salt are very popular among Thai souvenirs. But come to think of it, they are not easy to find in your homeland, aren’t they? You are going to love the soothingly fresh smell of Thai smelling salt and it is good for kidneys too.
3. Thai hand woven bags
Women adore handicrafts. Thai woven handbags are among the most amazing gifts perfect for women. They should be woven by hand with uniquely elaborately materials, be it cotton or hemp for durability, then added with a few other decorative items or patterns and scream, “This is Thai hand woven bags.”
4. Dusit milk powder pellet
Dusit milk tablets have been so popular among Thai kids and adults for its deliciously milky flavor that the Chinese could not resist getting them to sell in China. It is highly rich in milk content, mild to the taste, and comes in sweetened and non-sweetened tablets.
It is a taste that you must try to describe it. Dusit milk tablets sometimes are hard to find, and may even get pricey. That goes for all things in large demands.
5. Cha Tra Mue
Thai tea is second to none; just so you know. This Thai tea in particular is bringing back tea rose hype in social media: Cha Tra Mue. Not just helping your digesting system, this tea has its original formula that tastes so smooth, while exuding its fragrance going in. This perfect gift must be bought here in Thailand only for its authenticity.
6. Nanyang thong sandals
What is the big deal with sandals? Right? Yes, it is big when it comes to Nanyang, or better known among Thai hipsters as Chang-dao (Elephant under satellite stars.) This Nanyang sandals were designed and made by Thai and it has been in business for many generations.
Find one, try them on and you will feel so comfortable for its authentic rubbery material made durable and suitable to walk on in any weather. Wear them on comfy days, and kick back. Plus, they are about a hundred baht in Thailand, but go as high as 700 baht abroad.
7. Traditional Thai clothing
Traditional Thai clothing is one of the proudest customs that Thais have been preserving it so well. The neat pattern and weaving style is a true art of handicraft that has handed down from generation to the next and it still goes on.
Most tourists are impressed by its charm and learn how Thais call their Thai traditional outfit as “Pha-lai-thai” or “Chut-thai.” Do not forget to carry some back as a perfect gift for someone you love.
8. Thai silk
Thai silk began way back 3,000 years ago. Come in many patterns, Thai silk, once tailored into outfits or clothing accessories, is so uniquely recognizable that it has been praised by both Thais and foreigners. It is no doubt that Thai silk will make a perfect souvenir on your trip back home.
9. Carved wooden furniture
Thai wood carving is a beautiful art that can be found in things as large as a house to as tiny as a keychain. It is one of the real charms that never goes out of style.
Wooden furniture with carve works strongly appeal not just Thais, but also foreigners. They feature identity of Thai arts and the blend into each piece of furniture of various shapes and forms.
One of the common tableware that symbolically represents the heart and soul of Thai culture is ceramic, be it ornate dishes, bowls, cups and silverware imprinted by Thai painting which has folk stories to unfold.
They come in a variety of sets and styles, and they are absolutely collectibles that tourists usually crave for.
So you see now that Thai souvenirs, elaborate or hip, are just as unique as other countries’. Why not pick some of them up before your departure?
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