Are you the muddled packer who ends up packing the entire house everytime you go out to travel? Well if yes, then we are here to rescue you from the additional baggage charges and a whole lot of commotion. The ultimate mantra to your Thailand packing list should be, “bring less, buy locally” It makes no sense to carry something 8,000 miles across the ocean when you can buy it for the equal price or something less once you arrive?
Thailand Packing List
Therefore, if you already possess the object then only pack it in your bag but if you are thinking to buy something for the trip then the wiser would wait till they actually land in the country. Now, let’s talk about the essentials conducive to the environment of Thailand. Hence, without further ado, let’s delve deep into the list and save you from another packing-meltdown.
Carry a decent backpack brand that holds all your stuff comfortably. As throughout adventure sports or sightseeing you will need to carry around your essentials. Hence, the best option is a solid Backpack as it will be comfortable and handy.
Thailand’s weather isn’t that forgiving as it is mostly scorching hot there. No Matter at what time of the year you visit, you’ll rarely be cold. Hence, lightweight, quick-drying clothing is the way to go. Carry a warm pullover or a jacket for extremely cold travel in public transport and airports. Overall, Linen, light cotton and rayon are the best choices to wear. Also, don’t forget to carry your essential swimwears.
Take those high heels and pack them at home. The most appropriate footwear, keeping in mind the vibe of the country are Flip-flops. At bars and dinners also, people end up pairing flip-flops with their ultimate OOTD clothing. But to be on the safer side, one can always carry a pair of closed-toe shoes for a bit elite and pretentious nightclubs.
First Aid Kits
As they say, safety comes first. Hence, carrying a box of first-aid is a must. One does not necessarily need to take it along as once you arrive there, you can walk into any pharmacy in Thailand and purchase what you need like a band-aid, anti-allergen, antibiotics etc but if you aren’t sure of the availability of the drug then its better to pack it along.
Travelling documents are essential to get you through and they serve as proof to your respective stint. Therefore, make sure you carry the following without a fail:
- Two or more copies of your passport
- Travel insurance documents
- Receipt/serial numbers for any traveller’s checks
- Official-sized passport photos
- Extra passport photos come in handy for visa applications if you wish to visit neighbouring Laos or Cambodia.
Toiletries are the basics that one needs for their day to day functioning. Always and must carry a sunscreen as it is a tropical country. Adding to that, the basic toiletries like Brand name toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, soap, razors, tampons, pain relievers etc
Thailand experience moderate rainy season which happen at different times of year in different parts of the country. Therefore, if you are packing for a rainy season then you must pen down these things to remember. Carry ponchos, waterproof jackets, umbrellas all the time during your commute. Preferably buy them from the local stores as they are readily available.
Well you know how they say, prevention is better than cure. This stands true for the mosquitos one might have to encounter throughout the country. Hence, its ideal to carry a mosquito repellent most of the times.
With a fairly-priced transaction fee, local ATMs are the most convenient way to procure money. Worst case scenario, if the ATM goes down, carry travellers check to be on the safer side. You must carry a combination of denomination and US dollars for backup cash.
- Thai sim card would come handy as its cheaper to switch to a Thai- Sim card.
- Soap isn’t a guarantee, even in nice restaurants. Hence, always carry toilet and hand sanitizers for hygiene purposes.
- Carry a universal power adapter to make sure you aren’t out of connectivity.
- Don’t forget your umbrella and beach sarongs for those perfect tan lines.
- Thailand Guidebook is also essential to make sure that you don’t miss out on the must-dos of the city. While there are a plethora of great info about Thailand online, if it’s your first time to Thailand, a guidebook is probably still the easiest way to get yourself familiar with the ‘know-about’ of the country.
- Last but not least, don’t forget to carry a camera to capture all the awestruck sites of the country and make limitless memories.