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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Khao San Road and many more Bangkok attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bangkok trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Wonderfully busy and frantic. Plenty of stores to try your luck at bartering prices. It is noisy and it's not everyone's cup of tea but the street food is something not to be missed. The fruit ice smo...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    For fashionistas, certainly worth a visit! Much alcohol, much neon, loud music on every corner and Billigtattooshops. Dealers with Fakemarken and souvenirs. A piece of Thailand away from the Thai culture.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Labour weekend market because it was a weekday stay, I went here. Gadgets, clothing, Thailand seems to be something there, there. I think because many there is rice shop, turns slowly while resting. Bargaining is essential.
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Where to stay in Bangkok

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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