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5 Minimalist Packing List for Thailand - Travel Light to Travel Right!

Travelling light is almost an art, and it is an art that can make or break your holiday. Make sure to have all that you need, without overpacking and being burdened during your tour of Thailand.


Documentation, Identity Papers and Cards

When travelling to Thailand, there are several important documents, papers and cards that one must carry with them. First and foremost, make sure that you have your passport – it goes without saying that without this particular item, your international travel plans simply will not take place. If you require a visa to enter Thailand, make sure you get it in advance unless your nationality allows you to obtain a visa upon arrival. It is also useful to have identity papers such as a Driver's License in addition to your passport. Travellers should also have their boarding passes (at least the electronic versions saved on their phones), a printed itinerary in the event one is asked for as well as a debit card and a credit card. It would also be useful to have photocopies of these documents ready just in case.


Electronic Items

In this day and age, travelling with electronic items is practically the norm. Make sure to have your phone on your person as well as a phone charger. Just to be on the safe side, carry a portable charger as well. Travellers may also find taking a travel adapter to be useful – most travel shops have different travel adapters for different regions so pick up an adapter marked for Asia. However, if you staying in a hotel in Khon Kaen, you can just ask the concierge for an adapter and they are sure to oblige. If you like taking pictures and photographs, make sure to take your camera, GoPro or another equivalent along with the required accessories. Don't forget to purchase batteries in advance as well. Travellers who are light sleepers will also benefit from a pair of good headphones that can block out noise on international or domestic flights as well as when using local transport.



This is something that can take the most amount of space. Make sure to have a few short-sleeved shirts and tank tops as well as a few long-sleeved shirts if you wish to avoid the sun. Other items include jeans, shorts and of course, a rain jacket. Make sure to take enough underwear and shoe wear as well as socks.



Make sure to carry with you a toothbrush, some soap and some floss to ensure that your hygiene is top notch during your trip. If you are staying in accommodation such as AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, of course, you will not need to worry too much about such accommodation usually provides guests with such toiletries. Since Thailand is a very hot and humid country, make sure to have some deodorant on hand as well. Those who wear glasses or contact lenses should make sure to take them. Since Thailand is also closer to the Equator, the sun is quite harsh – take a pair of sunglasses, some sunscreen and a wide brim hat just in case. A towel and bug spray will not go amiss either.


Luggage and other Miscellaneous Items

A medium sized luggage bag will be quite helpful for a large luggage will only result in a lot of inconveniences. Make sure that your luggage is locked and that you do not lose the keys. If you are carrying a backup, which is recommended, make sure to take a knapsack rain cover for there can be rain in Thailand. Also, make sure to have some pen and paper or a notebook – you never know when you might have to jot something down.