Don’t miss visiting one of these shops if you’re looking to take some unique pieces back home
Thai Home Industries
(35 Soi 40, Th Charoen Krung, Bangkok 02 234 1736)
A former monks’ quarters, Thai Home Industries is a good place to buy cotton shirts, wooden model ships, handicrafts, pearlware, and tableware, among other souvenirs.
(30/1 Soi Charoen Krung 38, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok, 02 266 0186)
A boutique shopping arcade housed in a neo-classical building, with more than 50 retail shops selling everything from Asian antiques to handicrafts, and from home décor items to fine jewelry and art.
The Ashwood Gallery
(O.P. Place, 30/1 Soi Charoen Krung 38, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok, 02 266 0187)
Located in O.P. Place, The Ashwood Gallery features Asian art in the form of ancient Khmer stone images of Hindu deities and Buddhas, among other unique pieces at high prices.
(1112–1122 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, 02 233 3238)
This gallery carries Chinese antique furniture; some pieces are from the 18th century. They sell opium beds, marriage beds, medicine cabinets, wooden panels, and more.
Lek Antique Gallery
(1277 Charoen Krung Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, 02 639 5870–1)
Lek Gallery carries Burmese and Thai antiques, decorative items, and furniture.
(48–48 Soi 30 Charoenkrung Road, 02 266 4344)
Their slogan says it all: “We make tables, and we make them well.” A favorite of many chefs, the Belgian-Thai-Italian team at P. Tendercool designs and crafts massive tables in bronze and reclaimed wood, using age-old techniques.
(42–45 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok)
Old Time carries a fair selection of antique Euro clocks.