Thailand has become one of the most popular destinations to travel to in Asia and not without reason. The country seems to have it all, stunning nature sights (including high mountains and beaches), impressive architecture with jaw-dropping temples and the best exotic foods! After booking your tickets it’s time to prepare for an amazing trip through this astounding country. Here some tips and tricks for what you shouldn’t miss!
The weather in Thailand is warm or scorching hot (depending on the season) unless you’re high up in the Northern mountains. So light clothing is sufficient although its recommended to take some decent and warmer clothing as well if you would like to pay a visit to sacred places or planning to travel with the bus (as the air conditioning can be quite strong).
- Summer clothing
- Decent clothing (covering knees and shoulders)
- A coat with long sleeves
- Sturdy walking shoes
Be aware of the sun and protect yourself well with sufficient sunscreen (sun block), a cap or sunglasses. For emergency cases a First Aid kit can become useful although Thailand is known for its pharmacies selling natural medicines. Insect spray can’t be missed, especially in evenings. An adaptor is not necessary if you’re visiting the common tourist places but if you want to be sure to connect everywhere take an universal adaptor with you, Thailand uses a 220 voltage system.
- First Aid kit (plasters, alcohol wipes, tweezers, gauze pads, ibuprofen, Tylenol (Paracetamol) and anti-diarrhea tablets)
- Mosquito and insect repellent
- Toilet paper
ATM machines charge 180 Baht for each transaction so therefore it makes more sense to exchange your currency locally, saves money! Make sure to check your insurance and vaccinations in order to leave prepared. A copy of your passport can become handy if – in the worst case scenario – you would lose your passport.
- Cash money
- Travel insurance
- Copy of your passport (digital and/or paper version)
- (Tourist VISA, only if you’re staying over one month)
- Don’t spend a lot of money preparing your travel bag and buy your missing items on the spot.
You will most likely arrive in Bangkok which is the shopping paradise to many tourist with its local street markets and fancy shopping malls. You can basically find everything you need, supermarkets to pharmacies or an extra bag. It’s cheap and a pair slippers can become handy to use during your trip.
- Take only the necessary with you.
As stated above, everything can be found in Bangkok, furthermore you are probably going to do some shopping so it’s recommended to leave some extra space in your bag.
- Get yourself proper water protection
Depending on how much you plan to travel and in which season it could be worthy to invest in a waterproof bag. It’s not raining often but when it’s raining it’s not unusual to get completely wet especially during the rainy season, luckily is the temperature still pleasant.
Good luck with packing your bag and enjoy the intriguing Thailand!
Many suitcases, make sure to make your own name label.