Buying Buddha Souvenirs in Thailand
There are many souvenir items that you can purchase in Thailand. But it might be quite interesting to bring home a statue of Buddha. You can use it as decoration or an addition to your Zen Garden.
Getting it out of the country, however, might not be as easy. So when shopping for statues, which measure five inches and above, make sure that it comes with an export permit from the local store. Otherwise, you might have problems during your departure.
You have an option though to have the owner of the handicraft shop obtain a permit for you. If he is willing, you might have to wait for a day or two. So if you want to purchase one without the necessary document, do it way ahead of time.
Another simple alternative is to buy portraits instead. It would still make a great accent for your house. And you can get it without the hassle.
But if you still prefer the solid figure, then buying the smaller ones would be a better idea. This way, it would be easier for you to pack it along with the rest of your souvenirs.