Suggested Packing List

NOTE: These are just a few suggestions – not an exhaustive list –

Minimum Packing List:
  • Read the WARNING for addicts.
  • Return Air ticket (minimum 10 days – maximum 30 days).
  • Passport with at least 6 months to run.
  • Vaccinations as recommended by your GP or local Medical Centre.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Minimum Thai Baht 10,000 (This allows for the bus journey to/from Thamkrabok and the cost of 28 days treatment. You should have some money left over for emergencies or a small donation to the Monastery).
  • Clothes for travel to/from Thailand (you can wash them when you get there!).
  • Print details of how to get to Thamkrabok Monastery and ‘Picture Directions’.
Suggested Packing List:
  • Read the WARNING for addicts.
  • Return air ticket (minimum 10 days – maximum 30 days).
  • Passport with at least 6 months to run.
  • Vaccinations as recommended by your GP or local Medical Centre.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • At least Thai Baht 20,000  (This should allow for a taxi journey to/from Thamkrabok; plus the cost of 28 days treatment.  You should have some money left over for a donation to the Monastery).
  • Print details of how to get to Thamkrabok Monastery and ‘Picture Directions’.
  • Clothes for travel to Thailand.
  • Clothes for the return journey.
  • Blanket.
  • Pillow.
  • Sheet or large square sleeping bag liner (from Millets camping stores or similar).
  • Bell type mosquito net (from Millets camping stores or similar).
  • Underwear.
  • Sanitary towels etc. (for females coming off opiates in particular).
  • Razor etc.
  • Soap
  • Shampoo.
  • Deodorant.
  • Towel.
  • Toothbrush.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Mouthwash to use after vomiting (must be alcohol free).
  • Mosquito Repellent.
  • Insect Bite Cream.
  • Antiseptic wipes/cream.
  • Bandaids (to cover-up the insect/mosquito bites).
  • Sun Hat.
  • Sun Block/Cream.
  • Sunglasses (but don’t look too cool otherwise you might see yourself on the front page of the tabloid newspapers – “Junkies In Deck Chairs”).
  • Cheap plastic flip-flops or sandals (the dogs will eat any leather ones).
  • Optional long-socks to protect your feet/ankles from mosquito’s (morning/evening) – light colours as mosquitos are attracted to dark colours.
  • Ear-plugs (available from Boots Pharmacy etc. – to aid much needed sleep).
  • Blackout Mask (to aid your beauty sleep!).
  • Reading material.
  • Writing materials (you might want to re-write your life story!).
  • A cheap CD, MP3 or tape player…
  • … lots of batteries.

Please consider leaving stuff at Thamkrabok for use by other addicts less fortunate than yourself.

PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL CONSUMABLES SUCH AS TOOTHPASTE, MOUTHWASH etc. MUST BE NEW, BRANDED & IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING WITH SEALS UNBROKEN!  ALL MUST BE ALCOHOL FREE.

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The official Monastery website is at:  Wat-Thamkrabok.org

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