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1. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 10y

Dear all, I have asked this question a few times but not really got the answer I have been looking for: Could you help?
I arrive in Bangkok on the 30 September and plan on staying for upto 12 months, I will be travelling alot so dont want to be carrying a load of stuff with me which will just hinder my travels.
What "clothes" wise should I bring? ie how much of each and what?
5 t-shirts or 15?
shorts, coat, jumper, 3/4 length pants and so on.......
I appreciate that everyone is different but would really appreciate any advice. Paul

2. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

I wouldn't bring many clothes to Thailand at all, because you can buy them very cheap after your arrival in Bangkok! I remember meeting a German guy in Laos which was almost 2 meters tall, and he had some problems finding clothes, as well as shoes. I would recommend that you take some good shoes as Thai people tend to have smaller feet as well as a good rain jacket and a good comfortable backpack, otherwise you can buy almost everything in SE Asia (it might be fake though).

3. Posted by bagpuss34 (Budding Member 52 posts) 10y

Well im a girl so prob cant really help you too much.... but my mate brought the following for 1 year RTW trip

X2 Half cut trousers
X1 jeans
X1 swimming shorts
X7 Pants
X4 t'shirts
X1 walking boots
X1 Fli flots(or buy out there)
x4 socks
X1 Warm jumper ... plainc colour so it goes with everything
X1 hat
x1 Money bag

Your clothes will get holes in them, they will go mouldey from being in bag all the time... so you will prob find you buy stuff as you go along...

Tooth brush
Tooth paste
Towel
Sponge
Any deodrant
Razor and shave gel
Sun cream
First aid......
Poncho

Can you think of anything else guys?

4. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Take the minium, otherwise it's a pain to carry around. It's easy to get your clothes washed in Asia.

Don't take any really nice clothes they could get ruined when you get them washed. If you forget anything you'll be likely to find it in Thailand, they seem to sell most things!

Do a jumper/sweatshirt though, you'll be thankful for it when you're stuck on a coach or train with freezing cold air con!

Remember insect repellent, buy it in Thailand cheaper then at home, tiger balm too is useful as a repelent for all insects and sooths bites. This can also be bought in Thailand.