While the term "antique" generally refers only to products of more than a century old, this term is used a little more casual in Thailand.
When shopping , visitors should be aware that although there are excellent original antiques , there are also many replica antique very similar to the real and honestly presented in order to seem old . You should know that an old authentic Thai requires the permission of the Department of Fine Arts before export from Thailand, although respectable Thai antiques dealers can help with the paperwork. Thai , Burmese , Cambodian , and Chinese antiques are commonly found antique shops usually located Bangkok Thai , especially around the River City Shopping Center on New Road . There are monthly auctions held in the city of Rio , the first Saturday of each month.
For additional information about restrictions on the export of Thai antiques , contact the Business Division Thailand "Antique Art" (Tel : 66 (0 ) 2-224-1370 ) Department of Fine Arts