Bangkok is pulsating with life; so much so that energy feels tangible at times. It is filled with people, food, smells, sights, cars, contradictions, and cultures. It mixes both the modern and the traditional.

But this bedlam comes with rules of its own and before you even think about the best places to visit in Bangkok, check out this list of five things you never should be without when traveling to Thailand.

Documents

Packed suitcase of vacation items on wooden tableMost countries don’t require a visa to travel to Thailand but just in case you do, never forget to bring it when you go around Thailand. Though Bangkok is a safe city to visit with lots of local authorities to attend to the needs of the tourists, it is best to bring identification documents when you go out to site-see and party. And before you even get into the country, the immigration officials will also ask for your passport, a copy of your two-way ticket, your proof of accommodation, proof of employment, identification cards, and sometimes, even a credit card.

Insect Repellants

Although you can also get these in Thailand, it is nice to have them with you once you land. Also, it’ll prevent you from having to ask the pharmacist or store personnel for an insect repellant. The language barrier can be confusing and annoying sometimes. Your skin might also be sensitive to some repellants, so it’s best to bring the type your skin is used to. To clarify, though mosquitoes exist in Thailand, malaria is not necessarily an issue.

Knowledge of What Not to Do

There are two major rules in Bangkok when visiting as a tourist in their major sites: dress accordingly (especially when visiting temples) and be respectful of their animals (don’t just ride an elephant and don’t take selfies with tigers). Thailand is a Buddhist country and they follow certain norms and customs when entering mosques and temples. Be respectful of their customs and traditions.

Lots of Energy

Bangkok is a relentless city. There is never a second of rest if you want to see all that it has to offer. Whether you’re visiting the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or the Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok is all fun, excitement, and never-ending adventure. Bring loads of energy with you as you’re about to embark into one of the most exhilarating journeys of your life. There are many things to do in Bangkok that most of the times, a week isn’t even enough.

A Sense of Adventure

There is a reason Bangkok is considered to have one of the most diverse street food options in the world. Whether you want vegan or vegetarian options, all meat, seafood, or international cuisines, the streets of Bangkok have something to offer you. Some of the most popular street foods in Bangkok include Khao Mun Gai and Pad Thai Kung.

You can never be bored in Bangkok. It is simply one of the most interesting cities you’ll ever visit. And the best part about traveling to Bangkok? You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy all its interesting sights, food, and activities.