What to Pack When Travelling to Thailand!
Thailand is a difficult place to pack for if you have never been before. Asia in general is quite difficult to pack for if you have never been. What do you pack when you go to Thailand? I will provide you with some tips on how to successfully pack for Thailand, and make sure you do not bring anything you will not use.
For travellers, Asia is quite an easy place to pack for. This is because thankfully the weather is generally the same all year round, give or take. It will usually be either dry and hot, or rainy and hot. You can be guaranteed it will be hot and humid everyday! The weather is usually 28-30 degrees Celsius or above and is extremely humid. So be prepared to sweat…A lot!
When packing for Thailand you need to make sure you have clothes that are light weight, do not smell when they get wet, or clothes that will dry quickly. If you sweat a lot you may need to wash your clothes, so having clothes that dry quickly will make your life a whole lot easier. Having clothes that are light weight, do not smell when wet and dry quickly is a must for Thailand.
Now depending on how long you are there will depend on how much to need to take. A general rule is pack what you think you need and then half it. This rule allows you to not over pack. You will most likely wear your favourite clothes repeatedly, and you will find that a lot of the other stuff was a waste of space in your bag. So that extra pair of shorts or that extra top you have packed ‘just in case’ will generally never get used. Never pack ‘just in case’ clothes. Worse comes to worse you can buy more clothes in Thailand… It’s super cheap. Be sure to only pack what you know you will wear, not what you think you will wear.
Next up is to remember to pack more shirts than bottoms. Bottoms you can mix and match easily with any top. I went to Thailand for 10 days and I only took three pairs of shorts. Just weigh up how long you are going for and how many different outfits you need. A general rule of thumb it to just pack more tops because barely anyone will notice you wearing the same bottoms more than once.
You will also want to pack more than one pair of swimmers in case one pair is still wet and you are going out for the day where you may swim. This means you will not be getting into wet swimmers and be uncomfortable all day. I also recommend wearing a pair of long pants and taking a light jacket for on the plane as it can get very cold on there, especially on an overnight flight.
As I have said before it all depends on how long you are planning to travel through Thailand for. As a guide for you, this is what clothes I took for my trip to Thailand for 10 days (I also made a video about it on my YouTube channel):
- Three shorts
- seven tops
- two swimmers
- two dresses
- three pairs of shoes
- one pair of long pants
- one light jacket
- underwear and socks
- three bras
I took a pair of closed shoes, a pair of thongs (flip flops) and a pair of nice shoes for going out.
To be honest though you really do not need to pack too much for Thailand. Clothes are very cheap there and if you have forgotten something you can easily buy something to replace it.
When packing always remember sunscreen (you can buy it there if you do forget), insect repellent, shampoo and conditioner, medications (cold and flus, pain relief, etc.), a hat, sunglasses, your charges for everything, an adapter, and any other little nick knacks you can think of packing.
You can buy most things in Thailand if you do forget it so do not stress too much!
I hope this has helped you know what to pack, let me know if you have any packing tips!
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