If Pratunam is a paradise for shoppers, Khao San is a heaven on earth for backpackers. One night spent at Khao San road is enough for tourists to burn out with endless fun.
If Pratunam is a paradise for shoppers, Khao San is a heaven on earth for backpackers. One night spent at Khao San road is enough for tourists to burn out with endless fun. Khao San Road is a walking street, where many jovial activities take place. This place is like an international neighborhood, where visitors from all over the world gather, blend in and feel the festive vibe together. Coming to Khao San Road, tourists can immerse in the vibrant atmosphere all night long, with countless restaurants, bars, discos, street foods waiting for you to explore. Khao San is also near the Royal Palace and Chao Phraya River, making your travel to this destination easier than ever.
Khao San Road in Bangkok
Located in the Banglamphu district West of Bangkok with less than 1km in length, Khao San is among the busiest roads in Bangkok when the sun goes down and lights are lit. Khao San Road was known around 20 years ago, rising from the most famous rice selling area in Bangkok. This is why the name Khao San - "Milled rice" was established as a way the Thai people memorize the ancient, nostalgic neighborhood. In 1982, on the occasion of the 2525 Buddhist calendar and Bangkok's 200th birthday, the Thai government chose the Royal Palace area to promote tourism activities. Thanks to its prime location of less than 20 minutes' walk from the Palace, Khao San was chosen as the site planned for development as it is today. The area is not large yet embedding in great culture with spectacular culinary experience, cheap guesthouses, bars and shops scattering throughout the whole area.
Indulging in the spectacular culinary dishes at Khao San Road is a must try experience. Tourists can easily catch local foods, or specialty snacks of Thailand at an extremely affordable price along the road of Khao San. The top-rated dish is Pad Thai, one of the specialties of Thai cuisine, ranging from 25 to 50 baht. With the main ingredient is a special flat noodle stir-fried with fresh seafood and various spices such as onion, pepper and garlic. With special sauces and heirloom seasonings, this dish will definitely trigger your olfaction and excite your palate at the same time in a very strange and satisfying way.
Street food in Khao San Road
On the two sides of the road are lines of pubs and bars serving all kinds of beer, which is the main reason why Khao san is packed with locals and tourists. You can easily catch a man singing and dancing along some famous melody or strangers drinking and having fun with each other as if they’re real friends or family members. Coming to Khao San Road, there are no boundaries, just blend in, have fun and enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest cause why not!! Sitting on the sidewalk of a small food stall, enjoying some heirloom-recipe Thai cuisine, chilling with some beer while chitchatting with some gals is indeed a great experience that everyone must try out once stepping foot to Thailand.
Nightlife at Khao San Road
In addition to the bustling street food area, Khao San is also famous for plentiful massage places, serving at an affordable price. The feeling of relaxation at the end of the day is blissfully indescribable. Khao San is not simply a place to indulge in good food but also an ideal destination to shop unique items and souvenirs. Shoppers will be satisfied with the variety of goods here as well as the surprisingly cheap price. Old books are among the best-seller items in Khao San. In the morning, tourists can stop by some historical and traditional attractions right next to Khao San, such as Phra Sumen fortress or Santi Chaiprakarn Park.
Foot massage at Khao San Road
It is no coincidence that Khaosan Road is known as the traveler hub of South East Asia. This place has increasingly become a favorite destination for many tourists in general and backpackers in particular whenever they come to visit Thailand. Along this route, there are many hotels, motels in boutique style, fully equipped yet at a very low cost. Tourists are recommended to plan your stay ahead of schedule and book rooms in advanced to get the best price.
The most convenient way to get to Khao San is by Tuk tuks and buses. Tourists should firstly get to Mochit bus station, which is very close to Chatuchak weekend market. Around the Market, there are many bus stops where visitors can take bus No. 512 or No. 3 to Democracy Monument station. From here, walking along the road for about 200 to 300m, tourists will encounter the bustling Khao San road. Bus fare is relatively cheap with only 15 baht. If you wish to travel by Tuk Tuk, remember to bargain otherwise you may have to pay at a pretty high cost.