Even when escaping to the mountains, shopaholics do not need to go cold turkey. With its abundance of natural resources, Khao Yai offers a wide spectrum of products from fresh milk and homemade ice cream to tenderloin steaks, from avocados right off the tree to grapes right off the vine as well as fine vintage wines. Then there’s locally grown and hand-woven silk and cotton as well as terracotta and ceramic pottery and sculptures.

Palio Khao Yai






This little Italian village transplanted in Thailand
takes its name from the famed horse
race in the Tuscan town of Siena. Palio
means “prize” and this new tourist attraction
has been awarded to Khao Yai. Red-tiled
roofs, balconies with balustrades, piazzas
with fountains – Palio makes a play at Tuscany.
Shops painted bright colors open their
shuttered windows on the cobblestoned
alleys and visitors peek in on gourmet foods,
art galleries, and clothing boutiques. Sip an
espresso, visit a nail spa or find something
to read before lunch or dinner. Like any small
town, everything you need can be found here
– including banks, travel agencies, pharmacies
and other services as well as home accessories,
fine wine and fresh baked goods.
Buy a gelato and take a stroll through this
little slice of Italy.



Thanarat Road (Km. 17), Moosi Sub-district,
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4429 7741, (0) 4436 5905,
(0) 8 3715 2813
www.palio-khaoyai.com


 

Thai Silk Shops


“Queen of Fabrics” is the title given to silk. But Thai silk is even more elegant and prestigious. With delicately hand-woven fabric, unique textiles, and exceptional quality, Thai silk has become a world class product for more than a century. Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat is the real bonanza, dubbed as the “Thai Silk Capital”. Silk shops and outlets are found everywhere in Korat, especially in Pak Thong Chai district where you will find The Pak Thong Chai Silk and Cultural Centre. Most of shops are family business featuring the finest artistry and craftsmanship.

Watcha Thai Silk

150 Moo 14,
Thong Chai Nua Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4496 9084,
(0) 4496 9087

Macchada Thai Silk

118/1-2 Moo 7,
Nok-Ok Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4444 1684
  

Sri Thai Silk



333 Sueb Siri Road,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4444 1588,
(0) 4444 1152

Sanee Thai Silk



159 Moo 13, Mueang Pak Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4444 1941

Badin Thai Silk

79 Moo 10, Ratchasima Road,
Thong Chai Nua Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4428 3504

Chattong Thai Silk

78/1 Moo 8, Silk and Cultural Center,
Ratchasima-Kabin Buri Road,
Muang Pak Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4428 4465


Jim Thompson Outlet

   
The Jim Thompson Outlet is
located at the entrance to the
Thai Silk Company’s Pak Thong
Chai factory. It stocks the highest
quality hand-woven silk products
made by the local community
of Pak Thong Chai. As its heart
is the Jim Thompson vision to
create an array of premium handwoven
fabrics that bring handsome
texture ad fluent colour as
the hallmarks of its products. Besides
the gorgeous scenery, the
farm offers many other interesting
attractions.

Open daily from 09:00 AM to
06:00 PM.


Jim Thompson Outlet
Tel. +66 (0) 4444 1558 ext.3123,
(0) 8 5660 7336, (0) 4437 3116
www.jimthompsonfarm.com


 

The Mall Korat





While Bangkok has its Siam Paragon,
the Northeast of Thailand has The Mall.
Part of a national chain of 10 department
stores, The Mall Korat is the largest in
the region containing over 200,000 m² of
commercial space. The Mall opened in
August of 2000 and was an instant success
drawing shopaholics from near and
far. As a thank you to its loyal customers,
The Mall is celebrating its 10th anniversary
this August in style. After completing
renovations from top to bottom, The Mall
has a fresh new look and will now be
known as Siam Paragon of I-san. The
basement level, formerly known as “Day
and Night” is now “City Walk.” Men and
women’s apparel occupy the first floor
while camping equipment, music, home
decoration and children’s items take up
the second. Three sections -- Power
Mall, IT and Service – share the third floor.
The water park has a fresh coat of paint
and offers a break for the kids and exhausted
shoppers. Join the inauguration
ceremony this August and get a taste of
the new Siam Paragon of I-san.


Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10.30 AM
- 09.00 PM, Sat-Sun and on holidays
10.00 AM - 09.00 PM

1242/2 Mittraphap Road,
Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4423 1000

FN Factory Outlet

With prices half of what they are at many
other stores, FN Factory Outlet offers
the best in value for quality products
“fresh off the boat.” Most of the outlet’s
stores bear big brand names including
Fly Now, Missy, Perform, In-Co, Cheval
and Greyhound. Discounts as high as
90% are common. Newly renovated
after five years of business, the outlet
has expanded their furniture and local
products offerings making the shopping
experience bigger and better than ever
before.



FN Factory Outlet

Mittraphap Road, Klang Dong Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4432 2282 - 3


Outlet Village Khao Yai



This might not be the sort of village
one might expect in the countryside,
but shoppers looking for bargains
are going to enjoy exploring it. This
outlet mall has 18,000 m² of shop
space and over 100 stores featuring
brand names such as Pena House,
Lacoste, G2000, Nafnaf, XOXO, Diesel,
AIIZ, Miss Sixty, Lees, Pooh, and
Valentino Rudy.



Outlet Village Khao Yai

888 Moo 7, Mittraphap Road,
Nongnamdang Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4437 7555 - 8

Dan Kwian Pottery



 
For anyone who loves earthenware and terra cotta style decorative objects, Dan Kwian Pottery Village can be a fun shopping excursion. There is a collection of streetside vendors lined up in front of the main marked entranceway of the official ‘pottery village’, although it may be a good idea to wait until going inside, where the prices are slightly cheaper for the exact same goods. Most of the items are kitschy, cutesy things that have much personality, like one bright colored lawn ornament of a plump girl in a bikini, or the larger-than-life sized stools shaped like a woman’s derriere in blue jeans! However, if a classic or basic design is desired in a vase, large planter, hanging birdhouse or outdoor fountain, then those are easy to find as well.

Route 224, Dan Kwian Sub-district,
Chokchai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima

Chaow Din

 
This famous pottery shop has been
known widely as the best of all the
shops in Dan Kwian. A team of
professional pottery makers, with 27
years experience in pottery business
and specialized in huge objects like
statues, can make clay looks so exotically
fantastic. From small Balinese
Plumeria terra cotta to life-size Khmer
style sculpture, you can find it here for
your home and garden. Its exclusive
product, cannot be found anywhere
in the province, is ceramic coating
goods which they export to Japan.
Plus, the place is stylish, museumsize
with pottering demonstration.
So even if you do not have a plan of
redecorate your house, taking a walk
here is simply a joy

Route 224, Dan Kwian Sub-district,
Chokchai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima
 

148 Moo 3,
Ratchasima-Chokchai Road,
Dan Kwian Sub-district,
Chokchai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30190
Tel. +66 (0) 4437 5194 - 5,
(0) 4437 5198
www.cdkrat.com

Wang Nam Khiao Local Market



 
This is a must-visit place for tourists who enjoy shopping in the market before heading home. Drive pass Wang Nam Khiao Service Centre, you will find a market where food, snacks, herbal drinks and tea are sold on the street. Produce are varieties from fresh organic vegetables, fruits, honey, local wines and many kinds of food. Tour groups include this in their visiting route, and the buses will unload passengers at a parking lot full of street food vendors and their snack bags.