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5 Must Have Clothing Items When Visiting Thailand - Essential Items to Pack for Your Exotic Trip

It's always a great idea to arm yourself with as much information as possible before going on a trip to a colourful destination like Thailand. This article lists five clothing essentials that you must not leave behind when you embark on your fascinating journey to this iconic destination.


Plenty of linen/ cotton shirts

Thailand is a tropical country that sees bright, sunny and warm days for the greater part of the year. So when you are packing your bags for the trip, make sure you pick items that are made from soft, breathable fabric like linen and cotton. Avoid denim as well as clothes that are lined with polyester as they will make you horribly uncomfortable while you are walking around in the sun.


Clothing made from quick-dry fabric

If you are planning to visit Thailand during the rainy season, try to get a few items of clothing that are made from quick-dry or water-resistant fabric. Then even if a surprise shower catches you off guard, you will not have much trouble getting the situation back in control. These clothes will be ideal for adventurous expeditions at the many theme parks in the country too.


Modest bathing suits and beach cover-ups

While Thailand is a country that attracts a large number of foreigners who love to sunbathe, the culture there is still rather conservative. Keep this point in mind when choosing your bathing suit for the holiday. Avoid wearing skimpy swimsuits if you can help it. Of course, if you are staying in a private apartment you will be able to wear what you prefer. But if you stay at a resort that is located in close proximity to local settlements, you will have to wear decent bathing suits. This really is not a rule and no one will ever come up to you and condemn your choice of attire. But it's always nice to be respectful of the culture of the land that you visit.

Having a pretty beach cover-up will also be quite useful when walking around the beach. You should, however, refrain from wearing the cover-up when visiting restaurants or stores as that will rarely be deemed appropriate.


Stylish clothes for night outings

Plain, casual clothes are perfect for the daytime and glamorous outfits are better suited for the night! Especially if you are planning to visit Bangkok, you will have to bring along some stylish clothes. The city attracts the glitterati of the nation so you really should make an effort to look glamorous especially when visiting its high-end restaurants!



Thailand is a country that is rich in culture. One of the best ways to explore the grandeur of the country's golden heritage is to embark on a temple tour. You can opt to stay at a centrally located hotel in Koh Phangan to enjoy the ease of accessing a myriad of ancient temples. Places such as Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas are good options to consider.

When you visit the temples you will have to cover your legs and shoulders. You can either wear decent outfits or carry a shawl or a scarf and wrap it around your body. A shawl is really a versatile piece of clothing that will be of great use to you even at the beach.