Thailand is a rich kingdom in terms of both natural resources and culture. While large areas of land are given to sustainable agriculture, Thailand is also a hub of investment and business in fields including garments, vehicle production, furniture and design.
Each region of Thailand has its own culture which makes local products unique. The northern city, Chiang Mai, is the center of handicrafts with a variety of antiques, silver jewelry, embroidery, Thai silks and cottons, basketry, celadon, silverware, furniture, lacquer ware, woodcarvings and parasols. Chiang Mai is also the major centre of Thailand's pottery industry. Prized items include high-fired celadon which is produced in many forms, including dinner sets, lamp bases and decorative items.
Nearby Chaing Rai, by contrast, has a variety of agricultural products including lychee (April-May), pineapples, tea, and other products from the royal projects.
Rayong's local products are preserved seafood (seafood from Rayong is a sought after souvenir), and fruit during May and June. Orchards in Rayong are ready to show off their proud products: durian, rambutan, mangosteen, etc.
The in-house industry of Tambon Kram, Amphoe Klaen, has quality products made from sedge mat.
The crystal factory in Amphoe Pluak Daeng, produces export-quality crystal works by Thai skilled labor.
Thailand counts itself as truly fortunate in its variety of local fruits, vegetables and delicacies hard found anywhere else in the world. With seafood provided by both the tropical Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea, and an uninterrupted cultural line of craft and production techniques, Thailand is proud to share its products with discerning importers around the world.