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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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  • October 5, 2017
    Great atmosphere nightly, full of pubs and restaurants, lively, for a drink, market streets, food stalls varied and insects (if it gives you Asquith may try them)
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  • October 5, 2017
    We could walk through Khoa San Road and neighboring Rambuttri Alley for hours. Cool bars and shops with cheap prices and good people! A must visit in Bangkok  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Khao San Road in Bangkok's famous game area, there are many Lu bian Tan documents, massage parlors and a dining hall concentrated here, there are also many backpackers Hotels, have their own characteristics, not consumer 貴, squad 儉 by humans, very close games. Future test mountain, only inconvenience is no has BTS or to iron, except bus outside, also choose took du round to this, boat 後 are is go 10 more points clock Road will to, along also has shop shop shopping, not is too men, mention Council following road online: 1) first took BTS to Saphan Taksin 2 Hao export, to 碼 head left, was sale Mai du round tickets of, Posted by N13 ferry tickets for the fall boat, 14 Thai baht; 2) boat tickets, please don't put the ticket away, N13 Phra Arthit boat, out of the ferry terminal see the cars road; 3) Heng over the first road car to the Yes side, walk to the right of approximately 2 to 3 minutes; 4) see the street Soi Chana Songkhram, threes, into the street, inside; 5) out of the Soi Chana Songkhram, you can go left or right, left Yes, AE store shopping, walking down the road to Khao. Return still wanted to go by Ferries, to pay attention to the frequency of Ferries last 19:30 N13 ferry Ferries last shift.
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As a commercial, cultural, and tourist center, Bangkok offers a great diversity of accommodations. For long established and chain hotels, try Sukhumvit Road and the areas surrounding the central Siam Square, where budget and luxury rooms are available in abundance. If you are looking for the backpacker zone, head to Khaosan Road, where you'll find a wealth of inexpensive, simple accommodations surrounded by businesses tailored to traveler's needs. Consider staying at a guesthouse to gain a deeper understanding of Thai life.
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