Bangkok boasts a number of famous markets such as Chatuchak Weekend and Pratunam, each offering an incredible range of items at often unbelievably low prices. In addition, Bangkok has a number of shopping areas like Khao San Road where items are sold on the street alongside stalls and shops. Places like Patpong Night Market and Suan Lum Night Bazaar enable you to mix the shopping experience with some pleasure - a bite to eat, something to drink and perhaps even a show or listen to some music. Although not exactly in Bangkok, the areas around Bangkok have a number of Floating Markets based around inland waterways and canals. These are wonderful places to visit - at once places where you can pick up some trinkets and gifts for people at home and take a look at a traditional way of life. Bangkok's shopping experience cannot be ignored so make the best of it while you are in the capital.