NileGuide Expert Says:
Whether or not you're staying on Khao San Road, it is the ideal place to socialize with friend-starved travelers or outgoing locals. You can also pick up used copies of popular travel books for your next adventure.
Khao San Road
In Banglampoo, just north of the Grand Palace area and Ratchadamnoen Road
10200 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)
Nestled in the old city is high-energy Khao San Road, famous for its reputation as a backpacker stomping ground. By day, the street feels rather quaint, with vendors selling comfortable clothes, regional crafts and trendy jewelry, but at nighttime the street brightens up with dozens of bars and clubs. Delicious, cheap street food is available at all times of the day and cobblestone alleys lead to CD stores and tailors. Khao San Road is also one of Bangkok's locales for affordable guesthouses and travel agents. The best way to tackle the street is to wander. Gems are lurking around every corner and meeting a character or two is guaranteed.