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Khao San Road, Bangkok

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Spend a while walking down the short and entertaining thoroughfare of Khao San Road. Named in honor of its rice milling heritage ("khaosan" means milled rice), nowadays this relatively small stretch caters mainly to backpackers, with a range of accommodations, travel agents, and bars. Somewhere between a party street and a place to organize your onward journey, the road provides services and entertainment to an almost exclusively international crowd, with English spoken in every business. By day you can explore the plethora of souvenir shops and international cuisine, before the music and dancing begin at sunset. Use our Bangkok day trip app to visit Khao San Road on your trip to Bangkok, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The place is filled with bars and cheap hostels along with bustling street food scene. Good place to hangout and close to other major spots.  more »
  • Busy crowded street, loud and noisy, full of vendors and farang drinking beer and walking about. A definite 'must see' area of BKK, but not a place I come to enjoy as a regular living in BKK.  more »
  • The music, dancing and partying after 11pm on this road gets at its peak. Everybody’s having fun. The bars are competing to be louder and crazier than ever. The people come out on the street to dance ...  more »
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