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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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  • "Midnight Express" even backpackers coming out is the recently risen also said. Many whites of the Southeast Asia backpacker place is like nowhere else I feel like (Bali)-and I will. Unique Thailand so much! I may not be in the apt.
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  • According to sanmadhu everywhere, dirty. We were there for a night and are soon gone. Everything is overpriced. Part one is insulted if it wants to act.
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  • There are many booths with food mega and everywhere to buy clothes. The street is totally on tourism.
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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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