Thailand Packing List: What to Pack for Thailand (Men and Women)


If you're heading to South East Asia soon and do not know what to pack for tropical weather, here's a useful Thailand packing list you can use as a guideline.

Thailand is a country located in South East Asia and is boasting with stunning flora and fauna. Still, due to its location, the weather can get really hot and humid all year round hence bringing comfortable and breezy clothing is a must.

That said, depending on which part of the country you’re going or if you’re planning to visit Thailand from North to South, it is important to bring all necessities you might need with you – especially things you know you will need and unsure if Thailand will have this available (i.e., medications, skincare, etc.).

What to pack for Thailand for Men and Women

Important documents

If you have forgotten anything, just remember that from clothing to toiletries, you can purchase these when you get to Thailand. The most important thing you need to bring with you are important documents you’ll need when you get in the country so make sure that you have the following:

  • Passport
  • Bank cards
  • Cash (in USD or EUR) – it is always good to have cash with you whenever you travel just in case. Also, Thai banks charge 250 Baht per transaction if you want to withdraw money, so keep that in mind.
  • Passport copies
  • Travel insurance card
  • Extra passport photos
  • International drivers license
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Things you can easily buy in Thailand

As mentioned above, there are a lot of products you can bring with you that are easily available in Thailand. If you don’t want to bring a lot with you, you can easily find these products listed below in local supermarkets and convenient stores (7/11, for instance, sell travel-size beauty and hygiene products):

  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Aloe vera after sun care
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfectants
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
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Clothes to pack for Thailand weather

Known for its tropical weather, Thailand has two extreme kinds of weather, which are rainy and the dry or summer season, both of which one needs to pay close attention to when coming to this marvelous country. Rainy season falls between May/June to October, while the dry or summer season falls on the months of March to June.

If you’re planning to visit during the rainy season, your Thailand packing list should consist of few essential items such as a raincoat and an umbrella but also take note that during this time of the year, some cities may face flooding. So, be wary of this certain occurrence and plan your trip accordingly.

On the other hand, the summer season in Thailand is delightful but may be too hot for its western visitors as the temperature can reach up to over 40°C. Other than that, just make sure to wear comfortable clothing, preferably made out of cotton, and make sure to time your sightseeing just in the mornings and evenings and, as much as possible, avoid the afternoons as it is when the sun shines the brightest (and hottest).

With all these said, if you’ve planned to visit Thailand between November to February, we suggest to bring a light jacket with you and a couple of warm items of clothing such as a jumper or a hoodie you can layer as it gets quite chilly at nights, especially in Northern Europe.

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Here are a few clothing items you can bring with you and add in your Thailand packing list:

Women

Men

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Toiletries to bring with you go to Thailand

Most toiletries one might need, unless you use special ones or certain international brands, you can easily find some most known names in Thailand. For instance, generic shampoos and conditioners are easily available. Some products you probably would want to buy from back home would be a really good sunblock as most of the skincare products available in Thailand have whitening ingredients in it.

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Electronics to bring with you to Thailand

To capture the best of your trip, you might want to bring the following with you:

Miscellaneous things to bring

Effective as of 2020, most grocery and convenience stores in Thailand no longer provide single-use plastic to its consumers hence we recommend bringing in (or buying one when you get in the country) a reusable bag.

Miscellaneous

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First aid kit

  • Pain killer tablets
  • Antihistamine
  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Melatonin
  • Band-aids
  • Antiseptic
  • Electrolytes
  • Antiacid
  • Tiger balm
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