Genuine antiques are expensive and rare in Bangkok. Taking home these items are made harder by strict government regulations.
Take note that bringing Buddha statues out of Thailand is prohibited. The same goes for other items that are considered as part of Thai national heritage. You need to secure a permit from the Fine Arts Department before you can bring them out of the country. Most antique dealers can assist you in processing the permit.
The antique souvenir items that you can readily bring back home are mere replicas, which look so much like the originals. These replicas are still worthy souvenirs for decorative purposes.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Collectors, boss, yourself
PORTABLE LEVEL: Hard to manage
PRICE RANGE: From 2,000 baht ($50.00) and above
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