The Otop fairs are among the big events that take place at the end of each year. All kinds of goods are sold _ clothing, handicrafts, foods and other things made locally _ with so many products on display from so many provinces, duplicating and competing with each other in such profusion in terms of quality and price, that visitors can be forgiven for not knowing what to make of it all.
AIMING FOR THE TOP: Otop fairs should be seen to promote only the best of local products.
Still, the end of the year is the time for everyone to buy things and to spend money. Even though the quality of goods may vary, so do people's tastes and preferences. Otop sets itself a worthy goal in trying to provide a showcase for the huge range of local products that Thailand's regions have to offer.
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