There is always a first time for everything and traveling to Thailand is no exception. If you ask travel virtuosos about their adventures, the odds are that Thailand would pop up quite a few times.

If you have finally made the decision to travel to Thailand for your first time, then you need to know what to pack. If you pack unnecessary things, you might as well have spoilt the trip before it’s even started.

So, here is my list of things to pack when traveling to Thailand as a British person for the first time.


The thing with toiletries is that you need to maintain a balance. Pack too much, and you have spoilt the trip, while packing too little could leave you out to dry. Don’t forget the essentials like your toothbrush and your shampoo. You should also take anti-diarrhea tablets to save the day when it inevitably strikes. You should also not forget to take along insect repellents, to prevent you from becoming a feast for the local mosquitos.

Travel guide 

This is a definite no-brainer for veteran travelers. However, if you are just starting out on the adventurous lifestyle, you need a travel guide. A good travel guide will tell you about the exciting places and sights to see all across Thailand. If you don’t know which one to get, you can try out the Lonely Planet Thai guidebook.

Water purifier

Ordinary water is not as clean in Thailand as water you would get back at home. You can get along by always buying bottled water, as it’s much safer than tap water. However, there could be instances where you don’t have access to bottled water. You can ensure your safety by using a LifeStraw. It is quite convenient because it is light and it purifies the water as you drink it.

Travel insurance  

You don’t like to think that anything will happen to you in the course of your trip to Thailand. However, you still need to get travel insurance to take care of contingencies. You might lose your money, get sick or run out of cash. A good travel insurance policy can be quite handy in saving your neck.


You should take along a backpack with you on your journey. This would be quite useful if you plan on moving around, which you should do. With a backpack, you can easily put your necessaries in a safe place and see the wonders of Thailand without worry.


A camera is an essential on your travel to Thailand. Without a camera, you won’t be able to capture those perfect and inspiring moments you encounter on your trip. You can use a DSLR or a Canon power shot. If you don’t want any of these, you can just as easily use your phone camera. The most important thing is that you should always capture the moment.

Flight ticket

Getting your flight ticket might seem obvious, but you need to get your ticket months before traveling time. This way, it would be cheaper, and you would have more money to spend in exploring Thailand.