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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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  • Khaosan Road used to be a great spot. Now it is mostly just a very noisy place. It has lost its vibe many years ago.  more »
  • filled with young tourist, lots of hostels, cheap food, bars, and accommodations. very friendly people.  more »
  • The Khao San Road has everything you could imagine in a street, especially the night's crazy just.. There are several bars next to each other, all with different music styles, playing super loud and crowded of people outside drinking and dancing bar. Almost everywhere you don't pay to enter, you only pay to drink and enjoy as you wish. Drinks are served in plastic buckets with ice, straw and handle to get where you want. Amid all this have Thai Massage on the street stalls selling clothes (super cheap by the way), regular food, strange food (like Scorpion, spider, cockroach, Earwig, among others), tuk tuks passing and lots of crazy per square metre, is worth the visit!
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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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