Wondering what to wear in Bangkok? If you’re going to spend your vacation in Thailand, there are two things worth remembering that will guide you in your choice of clothing. First, Thailand is a tropical country and is hot all year round. The heat peaks during the summer months of March through May. Second, the Thais are a conservative bunch. Wearing scanty clothes is not only inappropriate but is also frowned upon by the conventional locals.
It is ideal to wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing with the heat and the humidity in Bangkok. Jeans are acceptable wear in most places, but you may want to wear nylon pants instead as it’ll be more comfortable under the heat of the sun. If you plan to visit the beach, shorts and sleeveless shirts are definitely fine, but when you’re in the city, dressing appropriately is considered respectful. You’ll find that the Thais take great pains in dressing and they appreciate tourists who are mirroring their regard for appropriate clothes. [Read more…]