Saturday, June 30, 2012

Royal Thai Handicraft Center - Bangkok (Thailand)


The in between, between our sightseeing (Bangkok Part 2)? Stop-over in Royal Thai Handicraft Center (Ayutthaya & Bangkok Part 1). A promising start once you stand outside for admiring the craftsmanship and craftswoman-ship. Trust me, admirable skills. But these men or women at work. They can't be bothered in looking at you. Like zombies, they will just continue doing what they are doing. No action and reaction even if you try to make eye contact or you want to smile at them. I suppose we just leave them alone? Logically.



 Inside Royal Thai Handicraft Center? A show room for showcasing all the handicraft produce. For sale of course. Whichever you pick. Ranging from wall deco, statues, furniture and the list goes on and on. The smaller items if you purchase, can be easily carried back and they ensure these are sealed and secured. The bigger items on the other hand? Shipped back to your respective country. Did I buy anything? No. I couldn't be bothered. Even the rest of things didn't lure me honestly and you know what? I thought coming over to Royal Thai Handicraft Center was a waste of my time. Wasted time basically. See, I told you, Promising start and then, you will realise, this stop is for money spending, and mind you, these things can be bought literally anywhere in Bangkok. Even the flea market in MBK Mall (Pathumwan Hotel). Then again? When you are in a tour? There's no escape route I suppose? Such places will be thrown in as the support for tour agent commission and for us to contribute towards Thailand's economy. By far too, I think some tourists are really keen in shopping none stop?  















What else is in store in Royal Thai Handicraft Center? Nothing. None. Skip if you are like me. You are not keen in shopping. A better option will be utilizing your time on other sightseeing spots.
 


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26 comments:

  1. AmaIng how they still craft it by hand. Really lovely. If am there i think i cannot resist buyinh some small items home

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  2. wow wish i could visit this place nava.. i too admire artist.. who should really praise their work..

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  3. Very very lovely Thailand, it reminds me the kadhi in South India. Very beautiful and lovely. I wish I could visit Thailand sometime...

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  4. Interesting wood carving and natural theme products.

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  5. amazing to see such intricate and perfect craft work...thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Beautiful pics Nava. Its the same with me I admire this craft. Thank you for sharing

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  7. Wow! beautiful!! I've seen this art at Bali :).. they are so talented :)

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  8. Intricately carved wood work!! I in specific, liked the resting elephant, very nicely carved and detailed out.
    Also the furnishings are looking royal and majestic, Im sure it costs a bomb int he pocket!
    The skin care products kinda reminds me of, the shop "Fab India", Anytime in India - do visit this shop chain! You will love it.
    Very nice clicks, Nava!
    I know, when the tummy is growling it is really hard to get on with the rest, HaHa!!

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  9. their art work is amazing! a lot of patience is required.

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  10. Awesome pics .. Makes me think how talented people are , they need a lot of patience

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  11. Love the carvings...especially the elephants. Will certainly be carting a few of such elephant carvings home in my next trip to Thailand.

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  12. Wonderful clicks Nava ,thanks for sharing,such a visual treat,love the cute elephants.

    last one is really mesmerising.

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  13. Very nice pictures,I am crazy about carved elephants, wish I could make a trip to that place. Beautiful.

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  14. Wow! Such intricate handcraft! This is amazing! I want to go ASAP! :)
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  15. beautiful place...bangkok...nice clicks..love all the hand crafts..especially love 4th elephant craft,,so cute and natural.

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  16. such beautiful, fine work! i went to thailand on my honeymoon, and was just in awe of the beautiful nature, temples, artwork etc there. enjoy your trip, you lucky duck!

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  17. So beautiful those elephants look so realll.

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  18. Amazing woodwork. I'm glad you uploaded these photos...such skill! And an stunning array of beauty products!

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  19. Amazing artwork and awesome clicks Nava :-)

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  20. wow looks so yumm...need to try sooon
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  21. Hi Nava, thanks for the tour. Fantastic wood craft, really creative and they are very beautiful. The giant size elephant is fantastic.

    Best regards.

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  22. Wow!! Amazing artwork!! Thanks for sharing...

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  23. Wonderful information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend nandu , hyderabad,i have read at least 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again, Regards,

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  24. Hi Navaneetham

    The artwork is so beautiful that we boughta sideboard back in march. But do you know if they are still open? Because we have no news since end of April. They don't reply to email and there phone numbers doesn't work... I don't know what do to.

    Best Regards

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  25. Hi Anonymous,
    I am so sorry that I can't help you. Luckily I didn't buy anything. That said, I have been hearing about the same issue like yours. Wonder what's wrong.

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  26. Visiting handicraft centre is always fun, you get to see so much of art in different forms... would have loved to have the charcoal soap, seems interesting :)

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