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    DEET Will Be Your Friend

    by ChrisRJ Written Aug 4, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Due to the chance of sudden showers at the most inconvienient times, it is useful to have a rain-proof cover for your backpack or other bag. Easy to slip over they'll prevent you looking for dry clothes in a place where they no longer exist.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I like boots myself, but many just go with sneakers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Your Doctor can give you a 5 day prescription of Cipro before you leave, which is always handy to have just in case you end up with more than just a basic case of bad stomach.

    Also, make sure that at the very least you bring 30% DEET. For those more prone to mosquito 'dive bombing' (such as myself) 100% DEET will become a welcome friend.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Depending on what kind of places you plan on staying in a mosquito net is advised. Preferably one that is rectangular in shape as opposed to a cone.

    Also, bring a small roll of twine, which will help you hang the net and if you really want to become McGuyver, bring a half dozen screw-in hooks. Makes it so much easier to find tying points for your net if you have some of them.

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    Travel Light and Buy There!

    by DarkRay Written Nov 5, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops and sandals are most ideal in Krabi as most of the time, you will probably be walking on some beach. Some better hotels there actually provided flip flops for their guests as well.

    Photo Equipment: You can develop all your photos in Ao Nang, even digital ones. As of November 2003, there are at least 3 photo developing shops in Ao Nang, and 2 are digital ones (Fuji FDI and Kodak Digital). They are very affordable (about 6 baht per photo for 4R) and advance (can even digitize direct from negatives to CD), and the best part was that the typical developing time is always within 1 hour.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you go out to the sea often, bring or buy a dry bag there to protect your camera and other electronics equipment.

    Miscellaneous: Ao Nang has a lot of very well-stocked minimarts (especially Ocean Mart) and gift shops and you can probably buy everything you need for your trip in Krabi over there, including the much needed sunblock. Although it is a tourist town, the things are still more than reasonably priced.

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    Mozzie Alert!

    by vyxxyn Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring mosquito repellant!

    Lotsa biting ones in the Krabi Airport, and at eating places out of main towns. However those in the hotels don't seem to bite, maybe they prefer Thai blood. Repellants sold in the Thai airports are extremely expensive though some claim to be duty-free. Buy before your trip.

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    Important Essentials!!!

    by vyxxyn Written Mar 17, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: An empty collapsable bag in case you overbuy and can't fit them all in your luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beachwear with boardshorts can get you into most places, though not too provocative cos Krabi has a high density of Muslim locals.

    Sunhat that covers your head fully and/or sunglasses. Krabi on good days are bright and sunny.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, after-sun care products, sunblock. Get these from your home countries as Krabi sells Coppertone and Banana Boat twice to thrice the price in Australia and Singapore already. Such products are also hard to find and you can't bargain much for these items cos sellers know you need them bad.

    Photo Equipment: For analogue/manual cameras, 400 speed film is good enough.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito repellant

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    Cash

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Miscellaneous: Make sure to have ample amount of Thai Baht. The resorts let you put everything on your room tab but other establishments (retail stores, bars & restaurants) will only take cash. We ate at one restaurant and was able to use our credit card to pay for the food but they needed us to pay cash for our beers.

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    Packing List

    by Adeline_Foo Written Nov 4, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Just a backpack will do. Afterall it is a beach holidays so you don't have to bring lots of nice clothing!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Some t-shirts, shorts, sarongs, slippers ....

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquitoe spray .... lots of it!!!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach mat, swim wear, towels, sun block .... lots of it!

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    Packing list for snokeling trip

    by jackiesg Written Feb 9, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring your own towel to dry yourselve after snokeling or you can lay it on the white sandy bench when you want to get some sun tanning. Usually the hotel will provide pool towels so you do not need to get your own bath room towels.

    Swim suit: There are so so many pretty bikinis selling everywhere in Krab i Aonang that ladies will be spoilt with choices!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you join tour snokeling packages, the tour operators will provide you with the snokel equipments. Some people will bring their own (sold in many shops at Aonang) for hygiene reasons.

    Take a seasick pill before getting on the boat if you're prone to motion sickness. The current can get quite choppy at times. But if you didn't have the pills, no worry, the tour guide should have some at spare. They usually keep a box of first aid kit on boat.

    Photo Equipment: Your camera, how can you not take down the beautiful beaches and the sea?

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sandals or flip flops are the best footwear in Krabi, you can wear that practically everywhere in Krabi! (Note: maybe not for temples)

    Miscellaneous: Sun tan lotion! You can get this in many pharmacies or minimarts in Krabi but I think it's more expensive. So if can get one from your own country, it might be much cheaper.

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    Sun screen and more sun screen

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The sun is intense but it's hard to tell because the air is hot and humid. When you're in the water, it feels cool and you have no clue that you're being burnt. Wear sunscreen and make sure to reapply sunscreen several times.

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    Yes, they do have that in Krabi

    by Elginah Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: All your bikinis, beach sandles, sarong, cap, and a flakey book.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellant. Sun block. After sun lotion. You may want to buy some Prickly Heat - even during the monsoon.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach Gear! I got by with 4 bikinis - variety is the spice of life; 2 sarongs (even then I was hassled to buy more); the hotel supplied beach towels; 1 pair beach sandles; cap / sun hat; sunglasses

    Miscellaneous: Mosquito repellant ... did I already mention that?

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    Only One Thing is Required...Your Passport!

    by Aidy_p Written Apr 3, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Pack light. If you're really into thrill seeking, pack nothing at all except for an empty bag and the clothing that's on your back. You can buy the necessities in and around Krabi town.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals will help keep your feet from turning sour.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're game to try out the hot stuff in Krabi, be prepared for some stomach churning action. Hopefully it's for a short while.

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    You're gonna wear out your camera

    by papajoeb Written Feb 14, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring some cloths that you don't mind destroying cuz the mud that will get on you if you go hiking is that red kind that doesnt come out.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I got stung by jelly fish here while night swimming so now i recommend bringing jelly fish medicine to everyone! Trust me, it's not a really fun experience, at first it really burns and then it REALLY ITCHES!

    Photo Equipment: bring a tonne of film, i mean like lots, this place is mind blowing

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    Clothes

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Because the weather is hot and humid, you will find yourself changing clothes often. In Railay West, there is a laundry service that is pretty cheap but I don't know what the turn around time is for that.

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    Remember the sunscreen

    by Gard Written Apr 22, 2003

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I don't tan very well...actually I get red as a lobster. Well, this time we travelled in September and I was hoping that the Norwegian summer would have given me some sort of tan. But I got fried pretty quickly in the sun at Krabi.

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