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.
This gentleman is doing some sewing alterations right on the street.
All kinds of yarn, string, rope and even netting is available in this store.
We headed down this street to the next block,
and saw these people with lotus flowers on the street.
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.
All that traffic (and more not even shown) passed right by us and all we could do was stand there and wait.
But soon we were across the street and in front of our favorite store in Khonkaen!
We have been to this store many times and have quite a number of items in our home that were purchased here.
Hui-chen and I love elephants. Here she is checking one out.
Look at what this elephant is doing! We loved this one so much that we got it!
Hui-chen checks out some local craftsmanship. The quality of wood products here is incredible.
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.
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.
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!
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