Chang Mai, Thailand
A beautiful ancient city deep in the mountains of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a favorite destination to seasoned travelers and adventure seekers. It’s home to hundreds of Buddhist temples, amazing wildlife, and an up and coming food and art scene. A culture immersed in tradition, there are certain dress codes to be aware of. Also, be prepared for hot and humid conditions along with occasional summer rain storms - a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Pack the Right Stuff for Your Trip to Thailand
Pack for a day long adventure in the sun with elephants
Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai is a sanctuary that allows visitors to take elephants for a walk through the forest and then bathe them in the muddy river. Pack sturdy walking sandals, a hat, and a change of clothes after getting wet!
Shoes to navigate unpaved terrain and summer rains
There are a lot of unpaved roads in Chiang Mai so comfortable shoes are a must. A smart choice would be a pair of flat sandals or slipper-like shoes that are made of rubber or plastic that will keep your feet dry after a sudden rain storm.
Sarongs are light and versatile, use as a cover up or even as a towel, plus they dry out quickly.
Dress to respect - visiting ancient temples in Chiang Mai
The dress code to enter a temple in Thailand is very strict. Make sure to wear clothing that covers your shoulders, cleavage, and knees, or bring a shawl to cover up. Another option is to rent a sarong on site.
Protect yourself from mosquitoes
Mosquito bites may not be completely avoidable but you can help prevent getting eaten alive by these pests by wearing light-colored clothing, as well as long sleeve shirts and pants with insect repellent technology if you’re in the jungle and during sunrise or sunset.