When packing for my three week trip around Thailand, I was ready to take out my big suitcase and stuff it full with everything that I might need. After some re-consideration (and convincing of my boyfriend), I can proudly say that all my travel outfits fit into a carry-on suitcase. PS: You can read here how you can save space in your suitcase. If you’re heading to Thailand, then here is a quick guide on what to wear in the land of smiles.
Thailand is a modest country when it comes to dressing. When observing the locals, you will notice that most of their clothes will cover their shoulders and often also their knees, so that staying a little more covered will be appreciated. Overall, light fabrics and comfortable clothes are a must in Thailand’s hot and humid climate. Depending on the season that you’re traveling to Thailand, you might also want to pack rainproof clothes.
Temples and the Grand Palace
When you’re in Bangkok visiting temples and the Grand Palace, you need to pay attention to the dress code. Dress modestly, that means that your shoulders and knees should be covered up and that you should not show any cleavage. A great way to keep a balance between the hot weather and the dress code is by choosing ankle-length pants and a loose and sheer (not to sheer!) shirt. Also remember to take off your shoes, when entering a temple!
At the beach
Typical beach wear is appropriate at all popular beach vacation destinations in Thailand. Pack your favorite bikinis, some nice cover-ups and summery dresses and you’re good to go. Also, a hat will be your best friend in the midday sun.
Although the hike through the jungle to the view point of Koh Phi Phi costs quiet some effort, the view totally made up for it. If you’re planning on hiking or exploring the jungle, you can’t avoid putting on some comfy sneakers.
Over to you: What did you wear in Thailand?
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