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Address: | Banglamphu District, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 0815
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East...

The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. Jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels, it’s a favorite for late-night revelers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you're in Bangkok, THIS is where you want to be. The streets are cute and narrow with vendors everywhere selling affordable and strange foods and beautiful handmade crafts. It's huge for night life enthusiasts! Loud music and cheap drink specials everywhere! Also a great place to find an agency to help you get to the north or the islands.... More 

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How do you review something that is as Iconic as Khao San Road? Well it is nice on week nights for food and great on the weekends if you want a party.If it rains it is easy to find places to hide out in. Suit hustlers are everywhere! Lastly- don’t go to ping pong shows from here, if you want... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must for all visitors to BKK. It´s a fun place with restaurants, vendors, music and full of life.

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I have seen these types of streets in many different city's and I guess if you haven't seen anything like this before you'll find it good but for me it was just same old stuff tbh just average

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Khao San Road is a really fun place to be and the markets with the clothes do sell some pretty cheap stuff! At night time the road is completely packed and sometimes it can be hard to move but I suppose that's to be expected! Come here if you want a crazy night! So many bars and clubs to choose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am Thai and once in a while went to Khao San Road. Last time, it feels out of Bangkok. Lots of tourists (foreigners) and many street vendors. The place is lively. Like it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it is only a small road but in there you can find a lot of restaurant and stalls for selling variety of goods. Furthermore, there are many shops for money exchange, the rate is quite good. If you are travel alone, I think it is the best place and cheapest place to stay. There are many accommodations, price varies... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What I expected of Bangkok nightlife and more! Very busy, lots of food and drink options. Massage parlours everywhere. Lots of clothing vendors. A must do to experience the fast paced culture of this city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by in the evening for some drinks and food. The khao san 1986 bar is a great place to sit on the second floor and people watch while enjoying a beverage. The street is full of food carts and people selling all kinds of things, if you want to try bugs or scorpions this is your place.

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Great shopping and bars, surprises all the way but you have to experience the area even if your not there for the seedier side it's still a must to visit

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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