I packed far too much for our round the world trip, just because you have a 50l backpack doesn’t mean you should fill it. I was lucky enough to dispose of some non-essential items in Bali, however my backpack could be lighter.
Our fantastically located guesthouse, no 32 Bangrak House, was a 10 minute walk from a large post office on Klong Chan road in the embassy belt. If walking from Saphan Taksin BTS station, it is on the same side of the road as McDonalds and Robinson shopping centre, continue walking 10 mins. It is a very large grey/white building with a car park in front called Klong Post Office. It’s open weekdays until 5.30pm.
As well as regular postal service, there is a packing section on your right hand side of the large hall; here staff will source a card board box large enough to fit your items, pack and seal securely. There is a variety of sizes and the price of the box is 9-80 THB, packing costs an additional 8 THB.
Take a ticket from the number counter, our postal worker spoke excellent English. My package weighed 1.6kg and the surface mail cost to Europe was 500THB. This package ought to arrive in 2-3 months. The air postal option was 1,100 THB.
The service offered by this post office is efficient, affordable and friendly. It is a godsend if you are a first time backpacker like me and need to send home some of your purchases/excess baggage.