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Khao San Road

Khao San Road, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
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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
    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Aug 16, 2012

    If you're looking for a busy street full of life with street vendors, stores, little cafes, and mini bars, Khao San Road is an asian classic. Its full of backpackers from all over the world and nightlife here is very multi-cultural.

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  • Khao San Road
    Manuri D
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    What an awesome street.. Tons of backpackers walking the street no matter what time it is. If you're looking for authentic cultural stuff to do this is not going to be it. But if you're looking for a good time chilling out then you're bound to meet lots of interesting people here. The clubs and the drinks(buckets lol) that you get outside on the road are buzzing and there's a lot of a 'buzz' going on down this street.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    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 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 Road
    james nelson
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Some love it, many hate it but either way this is usually the first stop on most backpacker's travels. An entire road lined with anything you need to outfit yourself for the rest of SE Asia a.ka. logo stamped wife beaters, fake north face bags, and a tattoo you'll probably regret.
    At night tables line the streets serving the drink of choice in Thailand.....buckets. Plastic buckets filled with local whiskey, coke, and red bull fuel a friendly party atmosphere.
    Just don't forget to check out the rest of the city. Contrary to what many travelers think, this is not the only place worth seeing.

    This street is very loud from morning until late, so if your a light sleeper I would suggest not renting a room here.

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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 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 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 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
    Karima Danao
    5 Sep 08, 2012

    Ultimate backpacker alley! So alive and busy. Music blaring in the evenings to complement the chaos among the food stalls and sidewalk liquor carts.

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  • Khao San Road
    Eat Food Do Stuff
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    5 Aug 07, 2012

    This is the reason why Westerners love Bangkok. Have you ever seen so many drunk White folks on the same street? This is the backpacker's capital of the world. If you love backpacking, you'll need to experience this place. It is nothing but a fun zone for young world travelers to meet others and just have that one night in Bangkok.

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Khao San is the center of the backpacking world. Its crowded, bustling, with lots of cheap places to stay and bars for beer. A good place to meet other travelers to go with you on your journeys or to just swap stories.

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  • Khao San Road
    Tina
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is the street where all backpackers convene in Bangkok. It's got interesteing markets and shops, good little food places, cheap places to stay and many, many international people that you can speak in English with. Check it out!

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  • Khao San Road
    Suriya Phosri
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    backpackers village

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  • Khao San RoadPro 2014
    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
    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 Road
    Chong Cathy
    4 Jul 05, 2012

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    Khao San is the center of the backpacking world. Its crowded, bustling, with lots of cheap places to stay and bars for beer. A good place to meet other travelers to go with you on your journeys or to just swap stories.

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  • Khao San Road
    Lia Maryanti
    4 Aug 27, 2012

    Best place for backpackers..

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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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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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