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Address: | Bang Lamphu, Phra Nakhon, 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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Backpacker heaven

Everyone knows what this street is about. Bars, restaurants, pool tables, hustle and bustle. Great if you're backpacking your way through the city. Stop at a bar and watch the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very fun place, especially on new year's eve, it was amazing! even on general evenings, they have great food, and live music everywhere.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not much has changed since The Beach . Anyone older than 19 without thongs and braids is going to stick out like a sore thumb. In short , a young persons hangout . Great vibe for young people on their gap year. You do see families and older people , but it does seem to cater more for the young... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The road is full of people and restaurant options. I thought it was gonna be something crazier but you can have a nice dinner without too much noise with no problems. After 10 or 11 some bars turn the music up and some people dance a bit on the street and the place gets a party vibe. This is the... More 

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Perfect location, paradise! Cottages pretty, very clean. Perfect for singles, as well as couples. Private balcony, direkt view to the sea. Next beach 10 walk, nightlife 15 min. Staff very friendly. Will come back soon! One of the most beautiful places i ever stayed. Thanks!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone knows what this street is about. Bars, restaurants, pool tables, hustle and bustle. Great if you're backpacking your way through the city. Stop at a bar and watch the crazy world go by.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Khao San Road on my last time to Bangkok and hated it! It is full of tourists and the food was terrible and geared towards tourists. There was nothing authentic about this place! So many better places to spend your time in Bangkok!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This road was quite underwhelming. You'll immediately get hounded by men pressing non-stop for you to do one of numerous things: visit a ping-pong show, travel with them to some un-named tailor for a suit, buy laughing gas, or over-pay for the same goods sold in numerous other locations within the city. Not to mention the excessive amounts of lackluster... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Koh San Road was my favorite experience in Bangkok. Its basically a long road filled with shops, stalls, bars and restaurants. Anything you're looking for - you can buy on Koh San. It is very very busy and stuffy, however. I would recommend sitting at a bar on either of the ends of the street as its much less busier.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had fun, lots of food, tattoo shop, massage parlour and of course beers. One thing, open space massage. Its kinda weird.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a happening street. Like Bourbon street minus the boobs and beads. Ha Ha Lots of places to sit outside and people watch. You can get a foot massage, buy a suit, have dinner and even eat some nasty bugs, which my son tried! I saw people with young kids and babies in strollers, there is really nothing here for... More 

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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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