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How to bargain Bangkok
The only places where prices are fixed are malls, department stores, supermarkets and large retail shops. As for the rest, bargaining is the norm, and it's almost expected. Merchandise at some touristy places like Patpong Night Market are marked-up heavily, and you can often slash off half the asking price. Your most important 'bargaining tools' are a big smile and polite approach. Never raise your voice. Or lose your temper. And don't offer a price unless you're prepared to pay it. After the seller has offered his price, offer less than you would expect to pay (with a smile of course) and gauge the reaction. A counter-offer will follow, and then it's over to you to make another move, so to speak. Once you've decided on a price, and if there are other items you're interested in, try to get a package price to cut the cost even more for the best bargain you've ever had!
Shopping tip: Your ticket to bargain heaven is a big, broad smile.

Bangkok market

Don't talk to strangers
Remember your mother's warning? Well, mothers are always right. If a stranger approaches you with any kind of story, be it with tales of fantastic jewels or something unusual only he has privileged knowledge of, chances are good you have been targeted for some sort of tourist scam. Don't even indulge that person with conversation - simply walk away.
Shopping tip: If anyone attempts to harass you, reach for your mobile phone or walk to the nearest public phone and tell the scoundrel that you're calling the Tourist Police.
Bangkok markets
Patpong is the infamous stretch of nightclubs and night bazaar in bangkok. Shopping wise, the stalls are almost selling the same thing and the items are usually pretty expensive, compared to Chatuchak and other places. You will really need to bargain hard. Try to look around first.... Item-wise, a lot of watches, sunglasses, bags and t shirts and thai handicrafts are sold at Patpong. But i would say they can be mor expensive than elsewhere. A lot of tourist like to visit Patpong for the tiger show and the bar top thai gals. Just be careful of being ripped off by the waiters and waitress. And the wait staff would stand at the entrance of the nightclub and just pull you in, you will have to really firm and say no. Even if they said the price is 100Baht, chances are by the time the tiger show is finished, you will need to pay thrice or five times the 100baht. Foodwise, if you are into extreme gourmet food, you are in the right place! I have personally seen hawkers @ Patpong selling fried cricket, croakaches and some unknown insects to me. I have yet to master my courage to put it my mouth and chew it. Not my cup of tea. =P Overall i would say that Patpong is more of a place whereby you go, take a look at the night scene of bangkok and not really spending money to buy the items.
Bangkok Temple
Bangkok's dazzling temples are a unique part of the capital's heart and soul. A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without seeing at least two of them. The architecture is awe-inspiring and the glittering decoration is quite like no other. Imagine thousands of pieces of coloured glass and pottery adorned with intricate structures gilded in glaring gold - you're indeed in a City of Angels! The best time to visit most temples is in the early morning. It's cooler, and generally less crowded. The temples ('wats') are not just tourist attractions but also play an important part in Buddhist traditions. Monks live in the temple complexes, wake up around 04:00, attend to prayers and duties and then collect food and necessities from ordinary people on the streets. If you are up very early in Bangkok you will see monks walking around, dressed in saffron coloured robes. This daily alms ritual (called 'tam boon') takes place all over Thailand and is part of the Buddhist philosophy of giving and making merit to attain a better life beyond this one. It's daunting to visit all the temples, so we've listed in the following sections those in the 'must- visit' category, according to their beauty, cultural significance and high regard in Buddhism. Please not that most temples are not open after 18:00.
Bangkok Buddhist
Located at the end of Chinatown's (Yaowarat Road), near Hualampong Railway Station, Wat Traimit houses the world's largest golden seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons. In the past, artisans crafted the Buddhas in gold and disguised them from invading armies by a covering of stucco and plaster. The Buddha at Wat Traimit was discovered by accident when it was accidentally dropped as it was being moved, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha. Pieces of the plaster are still kept on display.
Open: Daily 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Traimit Road (west of Hua Lampong Station)
Bangkok Buddhist
Thai temples are sacred places so you must dress appropriately. No shorts or revealing tops, otherwise you won't be allowed in. This applies particularly to Wat Phra Kaew (inside the Grand Palace.)
Bangkok road
Markets vary from the hot and sticky maze in markets like Pratunam, Pahurat and Chatuchak Weekend Market, to the more sophisticated (and cooler) night market at Suan Lum Night Bazaar. As well as excellent bargains, the markets also offer a slice of local life and a great opportunity to sample the kind of food you won't find in most hotels. Find more about Bangkok markets in the Chatuchak Weekend Market, Patpong Night Market, and Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Floating Markets, Wholesale Markets, and Local Markets sections below... 
And remember that bargaining is vital! (Bargain with a smile - you'll get a much better deal)
Chatuchak Weekend Market 
Suan Lum Night Bazaar 
Patpong Night Market
Floating Markets
Wholesale Markets
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