Chiang Mai What to Pack

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    CARRY A GOOD MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    by DennyP Updated Jan 23, 2010

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    ESSENTIAL STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT IN TROPICS
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    Luggage and bags: SMALL BACKPACK TO CARRY DAY OUT NECESSITIES..

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: GOOD PAIR OF WALKING SHOES/BOOTS
    A SMALL PONCHO THAT ROLLS UP POCKETSIZE...AS IT RAINS HERE ANYTIME..

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: THE EXTREME HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOUND HERE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT ...AND USE IT..
    ALSO CARRY A GOOD SUN BLOCK ...HAT AND SUN GLASSES
    ANOTHER "HANDY" IS A SMALL BOTTLE OF ANTISEPTIC FOR YOUR HANDS AND A SMALL PACK OF FACEWIPES (MOISTURISED)

    Photo Equipment: MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA BATTERY IS ALWAYS CHARGED AND I CARRY A SPARE MEMORY CARD..
    MAKE SURE THAT YOUR INTERNATIONAL POWERPOINT ADAPTOR IS WHAT YOU NEED

    Miscellaneous: CARRY A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUE...JUST IN CASE THE ROLL IS EMPTY!!

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    Get your best photo hand-painted

    by yipsufen Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    Realistic black & white portrait painting
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    Photo Equipment: Pick one of your best portrait photo and pack it into your luggage. You can transform your photo into a black & white portraint painting which is detailed and looks so... real. You really can't believe the painter there are so talented. Prices range from THB900 onwards, excluding postage charges to your home country.

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    You will probably need this....

    by Anita_Porec Written May 16, 2007

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    Chiang Mai canal....dusk...fountain. So romantic.

    Luggage and bags: Light luggage.
    Extra bag for souvenirs.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing.
    Raincoat or umbrella. It rains....
    Walking shows. Everything is pretty close....and the baazar is pretty big. You WILL walk a lot.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect Repellent, for sure.
    BUY tiger balm. I swear it cures everything.

    Photo Equipment: Polarizing lense - the skies get pretty freaky before the rain.
    Also, something to cover up your equipment from the rain :))

    TRIPOD. The baazar looks amaing at night and so do all the canals around the city centre.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Towel.

    Miscellaneous: If you practise Yoga, no need to bring your mat unless you will do it on your own. All yoga studios provide everything you need.

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    Mosquito Repellent for Jungle Trekking

    by mary2u99 Updated May 3, 2007

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    Old Korean army shirt!!

    Luggage and bags: Light backpack for your wallet, mineral water, camera and sunscreen lotions.
    Sandals, flip-flops are good for city.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are going for trekking do bring a good walking shoe or boots, lots of mosquito repellent.( with Deet 50% or 30%).

    Light cotton shirt, t'shirt, shorts and bermudas.

    Miscellaneous: My Korean friend was so excited when she saw this shirt. Of course I did not know why and she told me this is the shirt used by Korean army a long time ago and its strange that they sold it at the bazzar.

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    Things to bring for Chiangmai

    by alegriasu Written Jul 13, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Bring extra duffle bags so you can shop at the Night Bazaar

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are planning to trek or go into the jungle, make sure you bring plenty of insect repellent (containing DEET), light waterproof jacket, sneakers as well as a pair of Tevas, and thin t-shirts

    Miscellaneous: Make sure you bring an alarm clock and a watch. No hotels or tourist spots have clocks for some weird reason. I had to ask for wake up calls from the hotels every day because my hotel rooms did not come with any form of a clock.

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    Go easy!

    by dimanche Written Mar 3, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: A small daypack for your camera, water, snacks and other miscellaneous stuff when going on day trips.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T-shirts and bermudas will pretty much do as it gets hot for most of the day. Try to bring darker coloured clothes (avoid white, cream, etc) if going for day trips that involve driving in the jungles and mountain area as it gets pretty dusty and sandy. Trekking shoes will be good as it is slippery when trekking on the sandy surface in the woods. A light jacket will be enough for those staying overnight in the villages or mountain areas. In the city, the weather will be cooler at night but not chilly.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito or insect repellent, sunblock cream, lip balm

    Miscellaneous: bring enough water!

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    Going on a trek?? If so, you`ll need...

    by heywinks Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Light backpack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking boots or sneakers, flip-flops, poncho during the rainy season, shorts & 1 pair of long pants (it gets cool at night), clothes that you can layer, bathing suit

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent, lots of sunscreen, bandaids (some waterproof ones too) for blisters, soap, small towel

    Photo Equipment: Your digital camera!

    Miscellaneous: Bring ziploc bags if you are going during rainy season to keep your belongings dry.
    Flashlight-there is no electricity in the villages

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    Things that you'll need in Chiang Mai Provence

    by SumTingWong Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Basket weaver

    Luggage and bags: Pack as light as possible, carry only one bag (backpack is better) and a day pack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go trekking you should have waterproof hiking boots, thick socks (you don't want to be bit by many leaches). Also sandals are a must for Chiang Mai City and the local Thai towns.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Malaria pills for farangs may be recommended if you go trekking, check it out with your local doctor. Have aspirin, bandages, iodine water purification pills, and a mini medical kit.

    Photo Equipment: CAMERA

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sturdy and light weight backpack for trekking.

    Miscellaneous: Have: mosquito repellent, rain gear if you are here from May to September (Sep. the rainiest), paper, pens, and stickers (for the local kids), long pants for entering wats, and what ever you think is comfortable.

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    Chilly at night

    by M.E.R.V Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It does get a little chilly at night on some months of the year with temperatures dipping to a low 15 degrees celcius! A shawl or light jacket would be a good idea. With the mountains surrounding the city, the day can be quite cool as well.

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    Packing List

    by frankcanfly Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Wat Phra Singh
    The exact history of the 1500-year-old Phra Singh Buddha image is unknown.

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