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Thailand Grand Sale

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Best time: mid-June to mid-August

If you notice a red bag sign in a shop's window, it means the two-month-long sale has already started. The Thailand Grand Sale offers very serious bargains with discounts of up to 80% in big shopping malls and small local businesses. Sale season is spread all over the country covering most Thai tourist destinations—Bangkok, Phuket, Chiangmai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, and Pattaya.

The most famous shopping district in Bangkok is the Siam area with many well-known brands, boutiques, and malls. Popular shopping malls in Bangkok also include Pan Tip Plaza on New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi, Platinum Fashion Mall on Phetchaburi Road in Pratunam. Near the mall, there is also The Pratunam Market with lower-key shopping options. The Chatuchak Weekend Market on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road in Chatuchak, is another excellent place for a shopping spree.

The Grand Sale runs from the middle of June until the middle of August. If you are visiting Thailand during this time, don't miss the chance to buy your dream bag or those high-heel shoes you've always wanted! Keep in mind that the tourist season is slow during the summer months in Bangkok due to extremely rainy weather. As a result, you'll also be able to get good deals on hotels, flights, and other activities.

Practical info

When does the Thailand Grand Sale start and end?

The sale is available from the second week of June until the conclusion of the first week of August, with major shopping malls and small businesses providing substantial discounts of up to 80%. Bear in mind that Bangkok's tourism season is sluggish throughout the wet summer weather, resulting in cost-effective hotel stays, flights and popular attractions. Show more

Where can I find the best deals during the Thailand Grand Sale?

The iconic shopping district in Siam is at the core of Thailand's Grand Sale, granting cheap rates for high-end brands, boutiques and famous shopping complexes such as Platinum Fashion Mall and Pan Tip Plaza. The more laid-back options for shopping can be found in The Pratunam Market area near Platinum Mall. Chatuchak Weekend Market in Chatuchak is another great place to shop. Show more

What are the most popular shopping districts in Bangkok during the Grand Sale?

The renowned Siam area is exceptionally popular in Bangkok throughout the Grand Sale for its sublime shopping culture with favorable deals for high-end brands, malls and specialty stores. Other favored locations to seize the best shopping experience are Pan Tip Plaza, The Pratunam Market, the Platinum Fashion Mall and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The discounts provided in these places can often reach up to 80%. Show more

When is the best time to visit Bangkok for the Grand Sale?

The wet summer season, starting from mid-June to mid-August, is considered the prime season for Bangkok's Grand Sale as it is an off-season, resulting in a plethora of discounts throughout numerous hotels, flights, and activities. It is, however, recommended that you keep track of Bangkok's unpredictable rainfall. Nonetheless, if you can handle the downpour, shopping and bargaining for items will be hassle-free without the usual crowds in the area. Show more

What is the weather like during the Grand Sale period in Bangkok?

Bangkok's Grand Sale begins from mid-June and ends in the first week of August, accompanied by rainy weather that one must be prepared for. Keep in mind that the tourists are fewer in this season, allowing one to enjoy cost-effective stays in hotels and flights. Carrying an umbrella and raincoat is suggested as rain is expected to be heavy. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy an authentic shopping experience without the influx of tourists that usually crowd the place. Show more

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