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Khao San Road

Khao San Road is almost 1 km long street filled with various shops, vendors, bars and restaurants, as well as hotels and guesthouses. Over the years Khao San Road has grown from the meeting point of the world backpackers to the place for families and tourists on longer holidays looking to spend their vacation in Thailand. Found along the street are numerous travel agencies ready to offer you transportation or fun activities in other parts of Thailand, as well as trip to other parts of South East Asia. Nightlife of Khao San Road is not only interesting and inviting for foreigners, but also brings locals, especially younger population of Thailand.


  • Khao San Road is about one kilometre away from other tourist attractions worth visiting, like Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew or Bangkok National Museum, and right across Wat Chana Songkram, the Buddhist temple which is under royal protection.
  • Before becoming the hotspot for backpackers in past few decades, this road was one of the biggest rice markets in Bangkok.
  • During high tourist seasons, from November to March, around 50,000 people daily take a walk through this road, especially during world holidays.
  • Khao San Road is considered to be the centre of so called “The Banana Pancake Trail”, a not so official route of backpackers throughout South East Asia.
  • The street was featured in the book “The Beach” by Alex Garland and film based on the book, staring Leonardo DiCaprio.

A little something for everybody’s type of holiday

Khao San Road is one of the cheapest touristic areas of Bangkok, not only for hotels and rooms, but also for food, drinks, and shopping. In recent years with changes street has undergone you can find even some more luxurious hotels, spas, and shops for those with a bit bigger budget. Since this centre of Bangkok became famous as a place for backpackers, so you can find almost everything you need for your trip. Looking for transportation to the next place? No problem, there will be multiple travel agents waiting. Want to try popular Thai food specialties? A number of street vendors offer you different delicious types of food and drink. What a better way to remember the trip than getting a tattoo at one of the tattoo paroles at the Road. Khao San Road is also a very good place to enjoy Thailand nightlife with cheaper drinks and a lot of fun, alongside Bangkok locals.