Traveling to Thailand What do I Need?

Many people say to me I’m traveling to Thailand what do I need? And the short and simple answer is that if you are traveling to Thailand, you will need a lot less than you think! Pack light so that it is easy when you are travelling around Thailand. Clothes dry extremely quickly in the heat, and so you don’t really need more than three or four changes of clothes. Thailand is an extremely cheap place to shop, and so I recommend getting a lot of things when you get there. Here’s a quick lost to answer what you need for Thailand if you want a decent packing list/guide:

Money and Passport

  • Don’t forget your Passport (and visa if you need one)
  • Thai Baht (local currency)

I’m Traveling to Thailand what do I need?


  1. Walking boots — pretty essential as you are likely to do trekking, but even a short Thailand itinerary will have you walking a lot! And good walking socks too!
  2. One pair of jeans — not more than one!
  3. Shorts and T-shirts so that you are comfy for travel.
  4. Scarf — for ladies to cover their shoulders in the temples.
  5. Long walking trousers — for men visiting temples.
  6. Sun hat — the heat can get intense, particularly in April.
  7. Dress — for ladies who want to go out on the evening.
  8. Sandals or flip-flops to easily remove for when entering temples.

Above: Blue Temple Chiang Rai


Medication is readily available in most of Thailand, and medical care is particularly good in Bangkok. You can usually find a chemist where you can buy cheap drugs on the road. However, if you want a general first aid kit, I recommend…

  • Ibuprofen/Paracetomol
  • Rennie (to settle the stomach)
  • Dioralyte sachets (for dehydration)
  • Ice pack (incase of falls or sprains)
  • Regular medication e.g. inhalers
  • Antihisthamines (for allergies or bites)
  • Savlon or anti-septic cream

Other Useful items that I need for Thailand

Other items that come in useful when I’m traveling in Thailand…

  • Torch for power cuts or camping.
  • Selfie stick (not just for selfies, but also to ward off monkeys at the Lopburi Monkey temple!)
  • Gadgets and chargers — mobile phone, laptop, tablet, camera.
  • International plug converter and four way.
  • Diary/notebook and pen.
  • Travel towel.
  • Plastic document wallet — for train and plane tickets.

If there is anything else you think that I should include in my list, please comment below.

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Originally published at on September 26, 2018.

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!

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