OTOP the Gallery
Type: Local Picks
If you are looking for authentic Thai products to bring home as Christmas gifts, the OTOP Gallery offers a vast selection of products from all around the kingdom. OTOP stands for One Tambon One... Read More
If you are looking for authentic Thai products to bring home as Christmas gifts, the OTOP Gallery offers a vast selection of products from all around the kingdom. OTOP stands for One Tambon One Product (a tambon is a sub-district), a project that was started to showcase and support local products from around the country and from every province in Thailand, providing both revenue and exposure to Thai crafts from rural areas. There are several shops in Bangkok, but this one is conveniently located for those staying around Sukhumvit and on the BTS line, and it has an excellent selection of items ranging from Thai silks from Isaan (Thailand's northeast) to spices and batik from the south, hill tribe jewelry from the north, and much more. If you are looking for Thai crafts as souvenirs, this is the place to come hunting, as there ought to be something for everyone.
- Christmas Shopping: "Take the BTS Skytrain to Nana, and walk west on Sukhumvit past Soi 4 and 2 to where the train tracks meet the expressway entrance with an overpass above you. The OTOP gallery sits right underneath the overpass. You can also get off at the Ploenchit station and walk back in the opposite direction, as the stations are almost equidistant to the shop."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: For authentic Thai Christmas gifts, the OTOP Gallery has something from every region of the country.