Shopping in Khonkaen

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Photos by MJ Klein

Hui-chen and I love to shop, and when we travel we love to shop even more!  We’ll show you one of our favorite shops and what you can expect to find there.

But, we have to get there first.  We’ll take a walk and look at the shops along the way.

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

This gentleman is doing some sewing alterations right on the street.

Shopping in Khonkaen

All kinds of yarn, string, rope and even netting is available in this store.

Shopping in Khonkaen

We headed down this street to the next block,

Shopping in Khonkaen

and saw these people with lotus flowers on the street.

Shopping in Khonkaen

We passed the lotus flowers and wanted to cross the street to get to the store we want to show you.

But first, we had to let all the cars go….

The next series of shots was taken from the pedestrian crosswalk where Hui-chen and I stood in the middle of the intersection while cars whizzed past us.  It wouldn’t have occurred to any of the drivers that we had the right of way and should be allowed to continue.  It’s a good thing that we know how things work in Thailand.  Other foreigners who have insisted upon forcing their “rights” to do things have ended up in bad shape.

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

Shopping in Khonkaen

All that traffic (and more not even shown) passed right by us and all we could do was stand there and wait.

Shopping in Khonkaen

But soon we were across the street and in front of our favorite store in Khonkaen!

Shopping in Khonkaen

We have been to this store many times and have quite a number of items in our home that were purchased here.

Shopping in Khonkaen

Hui-chen and I love elephants.  Here she is checking one out.

Shopping in Khonkaen

Look at what this elephant is doing!  We loved this one so much that we got it!

Shopping in Khonkaen

Hui-chen checks out some local craftsmanship.  The quality of wood products here is incredible.

Shopping in Khonkaen

There is also an assortment of teapots and tea cups.  Not shown is all the pewter items for sale too.  The shop is rather large and has a wide variety of items for sale.

Shopping in Khonkaen

Connecting to this shop is the textiles store.  I took this shot through the doorway.  I bought my famous Thai silk shirts at this shop.  The prices are very reasonable and the variety is excellent.  There is something for everyone here.

Shopping in Khonkaen

This is a rather hastly shot of the outside of the store, taken from the road as we crossed going back.

This article is geotagged with the location of this store.

We hope you’ve enjoyed going shopping with us in Khonkaen!  In our next article we’re going to go out for some street food!  You won’t want to miss that one!

Please leave us your comments and a rating below.  Thank you for reading!

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6 comments

  1. MJ, Zebra crossings or crossing at lights in Thailand is a danger that one has to take very serious.

    Thai drivers are the most ignorant at this that I have seen anywhere I have travelled.

    Well Thai drivers don’t even stop at red lights, they just keep going for 10 seconds after the light goes red.

    The shop looked like an absolute find. The elephant is a classic. I too have always marvelled at the craftmanship of the wood makers. There are a lot of beautiful products about Thailand at very good prices.

    Thai sidewalks, well they become extended shop fronts. I have seen places where people have to walk out onto a main road as there are too many products an people blocking the sidewalk to get by.

    Rules and regulations of Thailand. Some don’t seem to exist.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bruntys last blog post..Teaching English in Thailand. The Trails and Tribulations.

    1. Brunty, you are so right. when we’re in Thailand, we are very defensive when crossing the street or driving any kind of vehicle. you have to act as if you’re taking your life in your own hands because that it exactly what you are doing.

      we love that shop! it features all local handicrafts and like you, we’re amazed at the details of the woodworking.

      sidewalks in Taiwan aren’t any better i’m afraid. everyone walks in the streets. there is a strong feeling that people “own” the sidewalk in front of their property, so the shops set out displays and wares so the people have to go around them. downtown Hukou is pretty bad in that regard.

      thanks for your comments 🙂

  2. Do you realize your elephant is pooping? Are there by any chance any non-pooping elephants in your collection? Other than that the photography tour was fun, creative, and a beautiful collection of photography!

  3. MJ, thanks, for the visual shopping trip, my favorite kind as Mrs. Ciejay is a shoeaholic and I try to steer clear of the big markets where i know they will have lots of shoes on sell , I think she still remembers when she was growing up and she had to wear almost, worn out ,hand-me- down shoes to school and was always embrrassed, now, new shoes make her feel secure and happy.
    Thanks for the great pics and tell Hui-Chen that I love the elephant too , and a big hello and well being to you and your’s from me and Ciejay. Malcolm

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    1. Malcolm, glad you enjoyed the article. thanks for dropping by for a visit. my wife also loves to go shopping for shoes (also handbags), so i think it’s probably a gender trait because it certainly is cross cultural! 😉 thanks for the kind words. all the best to your family Malcolm.

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