Thailand What to Pack

  • What to Pack
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  • What to Pack
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Thailand What to Pack

  • Lightweight Clothing

    Bangkok What to Pack

    Ensure that light weighted luggage bags are brought along with you and maybe extra bags if you are hoping to do a lot of shopping A shawl, sun block, shades, open light weight shoes and clothing, mostly shorts will help you to avoid the heat in the country Moisturizers are a must to keep your skin smooth and nice since the heat is terrible in...

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  • Bring an Empty Bag

    Bangkok What to Pack

    I always make it a point to bring a large but ultra light luggage in any of my travels, both near and far as you would not know if you would buy a lot of stuff at your destination or not and it is better to come prepared! I also bring a foldable bag with stroller inside the luggage bag of mine as to take advantage of the 7 kilos (16 pound)...

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  • Dress Code for Temples

    Bangkok What to Pack

    If you're planning to go to any temples, the Grand Palace in particular, make sure you bring some lightweight clothing that covers your shoulders and legs. When I went to the Grand Palace I wore light combat trousers which I was able to roll up to the knee while walking around the city and down to my ankle when in the palace. I took a sarong to...

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  • Comfortable walking shoes

    Bangkok What to Pack

    Bring an extra collapsible bag with you for all your victory goods. You'll need it, trust me. or you can buy that bag from the city itself, but why spent extra on such stuff when you can spend it on new clothes? Best is sandals for shopping, or flats, or anything you can slip in and out easily. If you're going to temples, another pair of sneakers...

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  • Sunblock - Sunscreen

    Bangkok What to Pack

    if you have a fair complexion and is afraid of getting sun burned or having an accidental tan when walking around the hot and humid bangkok area, then it is best to bring sun block lotion or spray with you that is small and portable so that you can splash it easily to your face, neck, shoulers and hand! you can do this every 2 hour interval to...

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  • Umbrella & Raingear

    Bangkok What to Pack

    if you plan to visit thailand in general and bangkok in particular, during the rainy season in thailand (usually starts from june to october) like we did in october this year (2012). then prepare to bring a small and lightweight portable umbrella that you can neatly fold for easy storage on you bag or just by them at any of the markets, night...

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  • Mosquito & Insect Repellent

    Bangkok What to Pack

    Bring the least items as possible. MOST things in Thailand are cheaper than in US, NZ, AUS, Europe,... So you an take lots back with you. Sandals Unless you are working in an office - good office has good air conditioning! Medical supplies go to: Cox Laboratories Tablet, Capsule, Liquid preparation, Ointment/Cream, Sterile eye preparation....

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  • Adaptors and Electronics

    Bangkok What to Pack

    Many hotels in Asia have hair driers, don't bring your US one. It probably will not work. Look for the 110-230 VAC or 85-260 Vac label on your devices. It has to cover the range of 110 to 220Vac to be safe in Thailand or most of the rest of the world.

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  • Cameras & Photography

    Bangkok What to Pack

    When you go to Maya Bay you will want to take a camera (obviously) . Most long tails drop you in the water where you swim over to the rope ladder and enter the beach from the back. You need to protect your camera and the best way is to by a waterproof camera bag from the island or before you get to the island If you take a long tail boat to the...

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  • Designer Brands

    Bangkok What to Pack

    A big one to fill up NONE - They are cheaper here. Especially on the Saturday market next to Mochit Sky Train NONE - Cheaper here. There are Tescos everywhere with brand names. NONE - They are cheaper here. Try Ko San Rd or market listed above Who brings Miscellaneou with them?!?!?

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  • Padlocks

    Bangkok What to Pack

    Don't make the same mistake that I did, and carry over a large back-pack, take the smallest bag that you feel you can carry. This will make things easier and quicker when you need to move around. Clothing to buy over here is very cheap, compared to North America, so keep in mind that you will be purchasing some things here. So, take as little...

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  • Tiger Balm

    Bangkok What to Pack

    buy a luggage back if u buy too much things back. The weather is hot so dress cauasal. Bring or buy blouses or shirts for visit to Temples and 5* Restaurants. insect bite cream, tiger balm digital camera, memory sticks, charger, batteries

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  • Maps & City Guides

    Bangkok What to Pack

    You have to buy a map in Bangkok. You find in the airport some free maps, the same in the hotels. Also in the streets of Bangkok have maps to see where you are. My Photos First Photo: Ratanakosin Island Map Second photo: Chao Praya Map. In every Chao Praya river pier you find and a map with all the piers.

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  • Take a HUGE suitcase and big carry-on...

    Pack light because chances are you will get heaps more stuff over there. Pack shorts, light shirts and skirts for the cooler days. Pack something for the cold wether because sometimes the temperatures drops dramaticaly. You can buy Havaianas over there for really cheap. i came back with 6 pairs so dont take any thongs. Your hotel will supply you...

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  • Packing for Thailand

    One small case and one day pack, thats all you need, just fill them up with essentials. Thailand is a great place for shopping and is cheap they also have plenty of pharmecy shops so you can get all your personal items there as well, just like back home. Thailand is home from home.Keep cameras in day pack unless you have seperate bag.

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  • Pack light

    Take into account that the weather in Thailand is generally very hot and humid, try to wear light clothes that don't attract any unwanted heat.. Remember that in places like Phuket its VERY hot so if your thinking about doing your own laundry, its a cheap alternative and means you can pack light, as you will definately be bringing back alot of...

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  • Coral cuts are awful, protect your feet.

    Strong canvas shoes to walk over coral is a must.If you're prone to sunburn, carry a thin long sleeved cotton shirt. Thai pharmacies are very helpful but communication may be a problem. I have a standard medical kit that includes imodium, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, a broad spectrum antibiotic and the usual paraphenalia for cuts etc. Also...

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  • CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO RELELLANT

    A SMALL BACKPACK TO CARRY A COUPLE OF NECCESARIES. A GOOD PAIR OF WALKING SHOES/BOOTS DUE TO THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY A GOOD MOSQUITO REPELLANT AND SUN BLOCKOUT IS A NECESSITY IN THE TROPICS..I CARRY A SMALL TUBE OF ANTISEPTIC CREAM AND SMALL BOTTLE ANTISEPTIC HANDWASH.. SMALL PACK OF FACEWIPES(MOISTURISERS) ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT THE DIGITAL CAMERA...

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  • Adapters for electrical items

    Always pack an adaptor for your electrical items to be charged (mobile phone, camera, lap top, shaver, toothbrush and so on. -- it is a good idea to also take a power board from your country so that you can charge more than one item at a time. The adapater plugs into the wall and the power board plugs into that giving you 4 (or 6) outlets)...

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  • Ultra compact mosquito net/dome

    REI.com sells an ultra compact mosquito net that forms a dome over your head and the netting runs the length of your body. I've packed if for nearly 20 years of travel and it's a god-send for the occasional time when the blood suckers are after you in a room that doesn't block these pests. There is a good local brand in SEA called Sketelone and...

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  • Packing Lists for Thailand

    Suitcase with wheels Backpack Bring loose, very light clothing that breathes. The heat is stifling at times, don't pack any nylon underwear or bras as you'll regret it. Shorts, socks, sport sandals and a lightweight loose shirt are best. Sunscreen Insect repellent with DEET MedicationsTamponsImodium RDVitaminsEar plugs Birth Control Handkerchief...

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  • Recycle and Re-use

    When I travel, I tend to pack a bit differently to most people. For the months before I leave, I start putting aside old clothes that I will take away, wear and then throw away or give to the people that clean our room usually. The room cleaners are usually quite over the moon at getting stuff for free, even though it is second-hand, they still...

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  • Get ready to sweat!

    Last year, I went on a 6 week tour in Thailand in the months of June and July. ( what was supposed to be the rainy season - ya right!) I went out to MEC and bought a 45L packpack that was fit for my body, and I was set. ( I am a 22 year old girl, and I probably could have gotten away with a lot less in my bag) If you would like to do shopping while...

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  • don't bother with much!

    hand luggage and an empty suitcase we over-packed completely and none of our clothing was suitable for that heat. coming from south africa we thought we would be ok with our regular summer clothes - no way! simple, loose fitting cotton is the way to go. be warned though, a regular sized 14 western girl may have some trouble finding sizes. the...

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  • Not so much

    Few things, you may buy almost everything there. Use sandal, closed shoes only for trekking. For woman there are a lot of shops that sells fine dress. Long troser only in some elegant restaurant and for some places like Grand Palace. Shirt are chepear here than in other western countries. You may found common mark of tioletry in all supermarket...

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  • Tourist Visa Requirement for US Citizens

    For United States Passport HoldersYou will need:Actual passport cannot expire within 6 months of your visit. 1 copy of your PassportApplication Form2 Photos 2"X2" color, front-view, taken within 6 months, write your first and last name on the back of each photo.Visa Fee is $35 (right now), must be paid by money order or cashier's check payable to...

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  • Nothing is hard to find

    Pack clothes that dry quickly are light and easy to layer.List:Rain jacket - think jungle/humidity on this one when selecting sandals/flip flopswater hiking shoessocks - wick drying (it is dirty and muddy in places)undies (of course)bathing suitpants and long shirt actually kept me cooler with skin covereda dress is a good option in thailand...

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  • Traveling in Southern Thailand

    Back pack and if needed, small duffle bag Couple pair of shorts, sandals, tennis shoes, 3-4 t-shirts, 1 dress shirt, 1 pair lightweight dress pants, sunblock small med kit, anitceptic, band aids. You can buy everything else you need cheaply, if needed. small digital and couple extra cd's. use you shorts or swim suit, t's and sandals. The short...

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  • Shoes

    As usual, I packed my lovely Timberland shoes that can take to a good city walk as well as through the jungle.

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  • Travel Books to Consider

    Rather than the LP guides, I used the Let's Go Thailand book when I went to Thailand. I found it to be a much more thorough book, with more connection to an individual traveler. I really enjoyed using this book. Also the DK Eyewitness Thailand book. It is more descriptive than most travel books, with lots of diagrams and historical tidbits which...

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  • Pack Smart not Hard?!

    Definitely a sturdy backpack with lots of pockets. Although you can buy great fake brand name backpacks on the Kho San Road when you get there (only thing is it might fall apart) Sensible shoes for walking. You can buy flip-flops and sandals when you get there for next to nothing. Don't bother bringing too many clothes or buying anything in...

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  • The less the better

    The less you take the better – some t-shirts and light trousers and that’s it. You don’t need any special shoes if you want to stay only on the islands. Flip-flops are enough. At some places during night there are mosquitos so some repellent is useful. The pharmacies in Thailand are on very high level so if get hurt don’t worry – you can buy...

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  • Definately need insect repellant!!

    I took a small case & could have packed less, had a backpack but only for carrying bottles of water. Do take light cotton clothing to keep cool & suitable attire for visits to Temples & Palaces - no sting strap tops or sleeveless tanks & shorts allowed, you can hire or borrow clothing for a fee on the day tho. 3/4 trousers were acceptable & 3/4...

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  • Single serving medicines

    I would definitely advise bringing a few single serving packets of your usual over-the-counter remedies to Thailand, especially if you plan on sampling the street food. Allergy meds, tylenol and pepto will come in handy when you can't find a pharmacy. After a particularly nasty bout of indigestion from some deceptively good street food, I ran...

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  • What and how to pack for Thailand...

    Unless you're staying in major cities such as Bangkok, you are likely to face situations with no paved roads and small spaces to put your belongings. A backpack is the best solution for that-- we went to Thailand for 2 weeks and didn't even have to check in the luggage once! If you're planning to do a lot of shopping while there, it is much cheaper...

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  • Sun Block

    u need to bring extra plastic bags just incase... wear slippers... cause i betcha u will be doing alot of walking... and try to wear less clothes. its hot hot hot.. but remember always carry two items of the same sort. bring paracetamol and also some eyedrops.. and not forgetting the lip balm.. it helps

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  • ZipLoc Bags

    zip loc bags, cannot have too many of thesecomes in very handy wipes comes in very handy for cleaning up and putting on bug spray too Packmate compression sacks.Works like a charm, used one to carry my sleeping bag that is over 6 feet in length.

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  • Don't pack much!

    A big bag with not much in it if you plan to shop! It is extremely hot, so cool light clothing and good walking shoes are essential. Also, remember to cover up if you are visiting temples. Mosquito repellent! Imodium will also come in handy... Buy it out there, its much cheaper!

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  • Travel light! Laundry services are...

    We traveled for one full month throughout China, Thailand, Cambodia & Thailand. We only brought 2 carry on bags with us!You may purchase large suitcases for your return trip home. It is cheaper to check in as excess baaggage than it is to ship back to homeland. 2 pairs of Jeans (one we wore on)2 pair shorts5 T-shirts2 short sleeved dual purpose...

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  • Ladies The diva cup simplifys your life

    The Diva cup is so much better than tampons or pads. It's as much of an improvement as switching from dial-up internet to broadband. Yes it seems a bit pricey, but it's less than six months worth of sanitary supplies. I was in a remote area of Nepal for two months and it saved me the embarassment and hassel of other menstral products. divacup.com

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  • RAIN.....

    Umbrella or raincoat Waterproof boots that you dont mind getting seriously dirty Rid, Oh yes.... goes without saying really

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  • General packing tips for thailand...

    bring a duffel bag... buy a backpack over here its all cheaper here! sandals like tevas no runners(much cheaper around here)long sleeve shirt/sweater and long pants for aircon bus rides Female hygene if applicableMedications obviouslyBaby powdersunscreen & mosquito repellent combinedaloe vera lotionafterbite (calming after mosquito bites) your...

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  • Take clothes for warm weather, but also...

    A spare suitcase for gifts/silk to take home Good shoes for walking - sidewalks can be rather rough Plenty of film or spare compact flash for digital camera

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  • Bear this in mind...

    For tourist everyone is looking forward for the daytour it's better to carry a belt bag or shoulder bag for your hotel keys, passport, wallet and camera. Wear canvas or rubber shoes when travelling + sunglasses. Sunblock because the Sun really shine here and bottled water during your tour. Extra batteries in your bag but if you ran out there's...

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  • 30% Deet Repellent worked great

    Small LED type flash lite was a big help for field trips.Put a set of travel plans and extra bag tags inside your luggage, in case it's lost or damaged. If your going to visit the temples , Wats, or Historical Places... Velcro sneakers , or slip on shoes are a must ! Toilet paper for the more out of the way areas.If you have breathing problems or...

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