Top 5 Must-Have Souvenirs from Thailand

1. Thai Balm and Inhaler

Thai balm is a common home remedy for Thai people. It is a soft liquid wax with a pleasant smell. It is used for applying, rubbing, massaging, relieving insect bites, dizzy nasal congestion, and muscle aches. The balm contains medicinal raw materials and essential oils. These inhalers are not only used to clear a clogged nose but to enjoy other health benefits as well. Thai inhalers are made using locally harvested herbs. Thai herbal inhalers are 100% safe and effective for their natural components. It is very useful, small in size, and has a fresh smell. You can also buy Thai balm which is an herbal extract, that is used as medicine to relieve body pain and swelling, and relieve itching skin and insect bites. Both Thai inhalers and balms are small in size and easy to carry and are one of the best souvenirs from Thailand. Gifting these herbal health products to your close ones will show how much you care about them.

2. Thai Crispy Durian

            Thai crispy durian is the wisdom of the villagers of Chanthaburi province in Thailand to solve the problem of low durian prices from overproduction by a group of farmer housewives trying to fry Mon Thong durians.

At first, it was still through trial and error until gradually improved and developed the frying method, eventually gaining the knowledge of how to do it appropriately until crispy durian that looks good in both color, crispness, delicious taste, sweet oily long shelf life, and can increase the value from fresh durian up to 100%, becoming an important export industry for Thai villagers.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the oil obtained from the coconut fruit by extracting the oil by the cold extraction. This is a method that does not use high heat and does not undergo chemical processing. The resulting oil is clear like water and has no rancid smell with the soft scent of coconut. Coconut oil is the healthiest oil than any other oil because it contains medium-chain saturated fatty acids The body pulls to burn faster. It also contains important minerals and some fat-soluble vitamins such as calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, vitamin A, D, E, and K that the body can absorb for immediate use cause of these values, coconut oil has many health properties. A bottle of coconut oil makes a popular souvenir from Thailand for anyone who’s into their health and fitness. Popular coconut products include organically manufactured virgin coconut oil, coconut oil hair products, and coconut oil bath items.

4. Thai Handicrafts

Wicker Thai handicrafts are the local wisdom of the Thailand community that are very important to the living from the Ayutthaya period to the present. The wicker handicraft is one example of the ingenious wisdom of the local Thai people that uses wisdom to apply what is present in the community to be used as tools for everyday life which is useful for living. Currently, water hyacinth handicraft products in order to focus on commercial distribution and serve a variety of consumer markets, develop production methods in order to obtain quality and durable parts suitable for use with beautiful patterns, modern, and coupled with preserving traditional patterns that have been passed down for a long time in the past. The product has gained attention as a reason to motivate and create quality work for the villagers until the present.

5. Thai Silk

Thai silk is definitely on the top 5 souvenirs from Thailand list. It’s probably the most bought souvenir in Thailand, but it’s actually quite an obvious choice for everyone’s gift. Thai silk is a must-buy souvenir in Thailand. A wide variety of silks are available here. Any woman will be impressed if you gift her silk cloth. Men also love to wear silk ties or shirts. The best part is these souvenirs can be folded and fit easily in your suitcase. Thai silk is a unique fabric with a texture that’s shiny, lustrous, soft, and weighty. Begin from the wisdom of weaving and designing patterns that are outstanding. It is the wisdom that has been passed down from ancestors and developed continuously. The women are trained to weave from the age of 9-15 years. So Thai silk becomes a symbol of the villagers and a valued item that is truly related to the way of life of the Thai people. And also Thai clothes, you can find countless inexpensive graphics t-shirts with a painting of the Thai flag, elephant, tuk-tuk, and many more. Elephant pants in Thailand are very popular among young girls and are perfect to wear in Thailand.

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