Feb. 12th I will arrive in BKK for three weeks. First visit.
I would like to visit the Hill Tribes and purchase Hand crafted Silver buttons, beads etc. to bring back to the USA for my Jewelry and beadwork. What area of Thailand and how would I get there? How safe is it doing cash business? Other than US customs is there any local restrictions I should be aware of? Dose any one know of an exporter In the jewelry finding business? That I can do repeat business with after I return to the USA? I plan to spend some time in Chiang Mai, and do a island stay possibly on Koh Phi Phi.
Looking for any other suggestions for our vacation.
Thank You, Harry, from San Francisco.
Suposse Chiang Mai for Bussines is the best, but no for treking, a bit overcrowded.But for buying thing definitely the best in thailand.
I stay in Koh Tao, amazing little island.Sorry but don´t know Phi Phi, but amazing references, eventhough you possibly already know thailand is very, very turistic about 11 years ago
Chiang Mai is a good start if you've never been there before and they have a Wednesday night market full of local wares. Mae Hong Son is a pretty good jumping off point for treking and you might like to find a local like http://www.trekkingthailand.com/ about 11 years ago