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Khao San Road

Khao San Road, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
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  • 63%
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  • 62%
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  • 56%
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  • 54%
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  • Khao San Road
    Berea Robinson
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    5 May 22, 2014

    Khaosan Road is a must-go-to-place as a backpacker. It's a place that is alive MOST at night. The locals are there to sell you food, clothing, tattoos, drinks, and mostly a good time. Be wary of those who may overprice their wares- most items can be found for 50 baht or cheaper at popular stores such as Big C. There are many places to stay on Khaosan Road itself, and it's very very budget friendly. If you're looking for a good time in Bangkok, this is a great place to go to!

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  • Khao San Road
    k v
    1 May 21, 2014

    It is a dirty sleezplace. If you are interested how prostitues and drunk backpackers looks like - visit this place. Lots of sex shows etc. definitely not place for families with kids. If you are lonely backpacker you will meet many new people who are doing the same like you in there.

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  • Khao San Road
    Greg G
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    4 May 19, 2014

    The famous Khan San Road! You will either love or hate "the original backpacker district." Personally, I love khao San road and whenever I visit Thailand, I always start off my trip with a few nights in Khao San.

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  • Khao San Road
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Apr 24, 2014

    The mother and archetype of backpacker ghettos the world over, Khaosan is either the dream or the nightmare of the committed traveller: cheap, divey lodging, 75-cent pad thai, plastic buckets of redbull and Thai whisky, and more shady and colorful characters than you can shake a stick at. WE DO NOT CHECK ID announces one bar sprinkled with blearly-eyed gap-year kids, who just down the street can can buy everything from fake driver's licenses to fake press passes. For the full experience, grab a Beer Chang from the 7-Eleven and just walk the street, taking it all in. Love it or hate it, it's an experience.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Ericayvette
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    4 Feb 15, 2014

    This place is filled with tourist! But it is a fun street to visit for shopping, massages, restaurants, and people watching. The street food such as pad thai for 50 baht or coconut ice cream for 40 baht. definitely a place to check out at night in Bangkok.

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  • Khao San Road
    Danilo Sgamma
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    2 Jan 02, 2014

    Khao San Road is the focal point of all backpackers in Southeast Asia. It's possible to meet people from all over the world traveling low badget but there is nothing interesting to see.It's convenient for those who need to take a break after a bus trip (many tour buses stop right there) and then leave for other destinations. Nice book stores and guides used or photocopied

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    3 Dec 07, 2013

    Perhaps the original but maybe just most famous backpacker ghetto in the world. Chock full of guesthouses,cafes, street food, shopping, western food catering to drunk backpackers. It was/ still is a shopping district for Thais, but it has become overrun with foreigners and now is more famous for the party center of backpackers.

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  • Khao San Road
    Baxter Jackson
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    2 Oct 25, 2013

    A backpacker's ghetto where you're likely to see a whole host of farang from all over the world drunk out of their skulls, scoring fake documents or selling their iPods to extend their trips in Southeast Asia. The locals have long since moved on but occassionaly they pop in to see what kind of aberrant manifestations the foreigners have made of their culture.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Sep 29, 2013

    Lots of backpacker hostels, but to be honest, I've only been here at night for drinks with friends who were staying at hostels. They loved their accommodations and I loved the lively neighborhood!

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  • Khao San RoadCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    4 Sep 29, 2013

    A place for all the expats, backpackers, budget travelers, nightlife lovers, and anything in between. It's a fun, wild, and crazy place to be, but a must-see if you are in Bangkok.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    2 Aug 28, 2013

    It's packed with backpackers. If you want mediocre western food, then go here. But seriously, why would you want to come all the way to Thailand and be surrounded by Westerns and eat white bread with jam? I would avoid this place like the plague.

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  • Khao San Road
    Frances
    3 Aug 03, 2013

    With souvenir shops, bars, street foods, massage parlors and cheap hotels scattered throughout the area, this is the place to be for backpackers.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
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    5 Jun 27, 2013

    Loved the "backpackers road"! Awsome athmosphere, a lot of bars, restaurants, shops, massages, 24 hrs tailors...although too touristic, it was great for shopping and going out. The only place where we saw insect sellers.

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  • Khao San Road
    Khairil Anwar
    3 Jun 04, 2013

    Selling good items but if you are looking for thailand/bangkok tshirt better go to MBK plaza.. They are selling 9.9bath for each compare to normal price at Koah San Road which is 20bath.. Fyi the one in MBK level 2 at the end of the shop let and the design was nice!

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  • Khao San Road
    Lauren Monitz
    5 Dec 27, 2012

    This is where the magic happens, whether you're looking for cheap souvenirs or an expat bar...all the action is on Khoa San.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    3 Dec 20, 2012

    a famous backpacker street in Bangkok. The street at night is filled with tourists from the West and as well as Japanese. Hot and sweaty but great for a bargain. The main st in Bangkok, every one goes here, It even features in the film The beach. Fake bags and t-shirts and fishermen pants for very cheap if you try. it was my favorite thing in Bangkok. there's loads of pubs down it to so you can people watch. good for every one.

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  • Khao San Road
    Belinda Ma
    4 Dec 19, 2012

    Bustling shops, massage parlors and restaurants. This place is filled with tourists and young people looking to shop or find some fun. Don't be afraid to bargain and make sure you are familiar with the exchange rate. Everything is so cheap, even an hour long massage will only set you back less than $10 including tip!! Have a blast and watch out for pickpockets...I never saw any but heard they were around.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Rachel Patterson
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    3 Nov 09, 2012

    If you like junky backpacker ghettoes, you will like Khao San Road! It was okay, and I actually liked it better than Hanoi's Old Quarter. Sure there are touts but they aren't too aggressive. And, there's a bunch of great street food! I wouldn't want to stay here largely because it isn't convenient to the metro or skytrain, but it is a great place to find cheap used books (there is one store actually on Khao San Road) and by-the-weight laundry places.

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  • Khao San Road
    Ludovic
    1 Nov 04, 2012

    A place full of stores. Tourist all go there and I still need to understand why. I don't like this place - even if it was a nice walk and I saw a few things like the street tailor.

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  • Khao San Road
    Mark Wienands
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    5 Oct 22, 2012

    A must see must do destination while in Bangkok. Shopping for junk, drink with the hippies and the young travelers, look at some weird shit, eat, and party till 3 am in the morning. Do not forget to haggle, and try buckets (how alcoholic drinks are served originate from Koh Phangan)

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With it's central location and abundance of art and culture, Khao San Road, Bangkok, is a must see for your next visit to the far east. Located within minutes of both Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Temple, Khao San Road is the place to find great deals on lodging and merchandise. The road has also become popular with local students and artists, adding another dimension to the already rich atmosphere ... read more
there. And if you're planning on traveling throughout Thailand or the neighboring countries, the multitude of relatively inexpensive travel agents there can make the arrangements for travel and visas. Discover why Khao San Road is the place to be.

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