Khaosan Road Bangkok (Thailand)
Khaosan Road is not only Bangkok’s, but one of Thailand’s most popular and at the same time still the most affordable streets. Khao San Road, Bangkok’s rice market, which is now the home of backpacker travelers, is located in Bangkok’s old town, about 20 years ago.
Around Khaosan Road, there are hotels, bars and restaurants, souvenir shops, art galleries, tattoos and massage parlors, as well as a number of low-and mid-budget hotels and guest houses.
There are many mobile vendors on the street. Fresh tropical fruits, noodles made with fresh soybean sprouts called “pad thai” and countertops selling meat grills in the form of garbage skewers appear almost everywhere on the street.
There is no Skytrain or subway station on Khao San Road. Transportation in Thailand is considered cheap. Taxi, tuktuk or motorcycle drivers can be used when needed. When taximeters are used in taxis, there is no need to negotiate in advance. It is useful to check whether you have a trip on board. However, in general, taxi drivers do not want to open taximeters.
If a tuktuk or motorbike is to be used, it is absolutely necessary to negotiate in advance according to the destination. It’s hard to tell where you’re going to drive. Even when you show them by typing, they are in trouble, almost never speak and understand English.
Located in the heart of the old city Rattanakosin, with its palaces and temples in the shape of a circle, Khaosan Road is within walking distance of the important palace, temple and museum district.
WHAT TO DO IN KHAOSAN ROAD?
Khaosan Road is not a single street. Consists of two and three parallel streets. After 11 pm street parties start in front of the bars and continue until 2 am, next day. Beer prices vary between 60-80 baht on street vendors.
It is possible to party in the street by taking beer from Seven Eleven. However, after 10 o’clock in the evening, alcohol is not usually sold in Seven Eleven.
WHERE TO STAY NEAR KHAOSAN ROAD?
There are lots of cheap hotels near Khaosan road. You can find a good hotel – hostel between 200 – 1000 baht. Khoasan road is also a good place to stay to visit historical places as Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho etc. You may walk to them easily.
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