What should be brought from Thailand?
Vivid impressions of the trip to Thailand upon returning from this amazing country, of course, should be supported by material – souvenirs, gifts …
The question “what to buy?” In Thailand usually comes up sharply in front of a tourist in the last day or two before returning to his homeland. The problem of choice is aggravated by the presence in the country of a powerful industry of goods specially produced for the tourist market. The range of such goods is huge.
Cosmetics and scrubs
We advise you to pay attention to traditional Thai herbal and oil based cosmetics, in particular, natural coconut oil and aloe gel. Locals use them both as sunscreens and as rejuvenating nutrients – they consider dark skin to be a flaw in their appearance.
Traditional Thai herbal and oil based cosmetics
Tourists willingly bring from Thailand cleansing body scrubs, salt and herbal. It is difficult to give more accurate recommendations – scrubs sell hundreds of items here. No less popular with tourists and aromatic soap in the form of various flowers and fruits, this is a souvenir, as they say, “for the body and soul” – the soap looks very beautiful.
Aromatic soap in the form of various flowers and fruits
Electronic gadgets, watches
Electronics in Thailand, especially locally produced, is quite cheap. It is profitable to buy computer equipment, photo and video cameras, tablets, smartphones and any accessories for them – the savings can be up to 30% of the cost. You should not get too carried away with savings and buy electronics in the markets and, as they say, “with hands”. It is better to buy electronic gadgets in large shopping centers.
There, they will cost a bit more expensive, but when you return to your homeland, having issued the goods in the shopping center according to the TaxFree system, the value added tax paid in the store will be returned to you at the airport (Get Refund). Do not forget to keep the TaxFree receipts issued in the store and checks for all purchases (if necessary, at the airport in Thailand, at the customs control (Custom’s inspection), where the above documents are confirmed and the customs stamp is stamped, you can ask for the goods purchased). This also applies to local watches, only the amount of savings can be even higher.
Tax refund scheme for purchases of goods through the TaxFree system at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
From the dream to bring to Russia the fruits of the “King of Thai fruits” – durian, should be abandoned. Because of the peculiar odor, even the appearance of durian in some public places, including airports, is forbidden, and you are unlikely to be able to bring this delicate fruit in its fresh form.
King of Thai fruits – durian
It is better to buy a bag or two of durian caramels or chips, as well as fresh mangoes, pineapples, breadfruit, langsat and other exotics.
Fresh mango, pineapple, breadfruit, langsat
If you really want to impress family and friends, buy rambutan for them – amazing “hairy” fruits, reminiscent of the taste of grapes.
Rambutan – amazing “hairy” fruits
Tea in the traditional sense – not too popular in Thailand drink. Various exotic variants of this drink are more common, among them is “blue tea” from orchids, it is considered very useful for colds and diminished vision, but is also used simply as a tonic, refreshing drink.
Thai Blue Tea Orchid
As for alcoholic beverages, out of competition in popularity among tourists, Thai rum San Som, produced from sugar cane with the addition of local spices.
Thai rum San Som
For lovers of extreme exotic fit scorpion tincture I Dong, otherwise known as “scorpion whiskey”.
Tincture on scorpions I Dong – “scorpion whiskey”
Many tourists buy natural rubber latex products in Thailand, as well as the material itself: here you can buy latex sheets directly at a rubber factory. Pillows, mattresses, seats made of latex have excellent orthopedic properties, are durable and environmentally friendly, but can create problems during transportation due to their size.
Products from natural rubber – latex
And at the end – a brief information about the rules of luggage and hand baggage by Thai airlines: an economy class air passenger can take up to 20-25 kg of baggage and hand luggage weighing up to 6-10 kg (depending on the airline) for free, liquid in containers of more than 100ml can only be carried in baggage.