La zona de khao San, esta llena de vida con sus puestos callejeros, tiendas, agencias de viajes, cafeterias y especialmente la cantidad de gente variopinta que pulula por sus calles
Aqui parece que todo el mundo esta a tu alcance
Khao San is full of life with the street stalls , shops, travel agencies, cofee shops and spetially the big number of so different people that mills around the streets
Here it seems that the hole world is in your hands
Ok so yes everyone goes there, but why not. It may be overcrowded and ridiculously western but its worth a visit. The atmosphere is very exciting, and if you need to dip your toes in the shallow end first, ko san road can be a welcoming experience before you set out on some more serious travelling in thailand. The road is just full of guesthouses shops and restaurants and market stall spilling out onto the road. There are some nicer side streets radiating from ko san that are definetly worth the time getting to.
I think Khao San Rd. is famous by Leonardo DiCaprio of The Beach. Here has everything that you expects to find. Try the local foods, a great experience you will never forget. You can also find some cheap guesthouse at a budget.
Khaosan Road. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
I have a love/hate relationship with Khaosan Road. On the one hand you have to love the place because it has all of the amenities that you need as a traveller. There are cheap places to sleep both on the street and in the adjacent streets. There are cheap internet places, plenty of decent travel agencies, and places to buy toiletries. It is also a decent place to find Western food if Asian food doesn't suit your palate.
It is exactly for the above reasons that I hate the place. It is a backpacker ghetto. I don't want to eat Western food most of the time so that doesn't interest me. The street is occupied mostly by foreigners who have only a passing interest in Thai culture and the local Thais are mostly only trying to make a buck out of you.
Overall though Khaosan is a good place. It is central to most of the main tourist sites and is a lively place. Even backpacker culture is interesting to watch. Heck, even the Thais come on down to watch the gong show.
For those on a tight budget, suggest you stay in Khao San (or Banglumpoo Area).
You will find many guest houses, motels, and inns at a very low cost. Also food can easily be found (try the street stall Pad Thai for only 10.00 Baht - approximately 50 cents!) and some are open 24 hours.
Entertainment can be found along Khao San Road, ranging from beer bars to discos (check out Susie Pub and Austin along Khao San Rd. & Bangkok Bar, also in the Banglumpoo Area - not on Khao San Rd., but walking distance ).
Koa San Road is in the heart of banglampu, and the heart of the backpacking district. With easy access to all the major temples being only a short walk away. Along the sides of the streets you can buy "designer" goods, the latest releases in DVD's and VCD's and a large number of bars, and food vendors. A number of different types of hotel are around, from the more exclusive Buddy Lodge with its private pool, to the cheapest of the cheap hostels at 60 baht a person.
TIP: Try the fried bugs, or the thai noodle soups.... yum! hehe
If you like to people-watch, this is a great place to do it. Only draw back is, you have to sit in the heat but, it's a small price to pay to watch the world go by. Just make sure you have a cold drink to keep you company.
This is also a great place to get some cheap eats.
Khao San Road is the hub for budget travel around Thailand. Everything a backpacker needs is here. Several travel agents, cheap accomodation, bars, ripped cds and dvd for sale, and other travelers to meet. The beaches are my first pick in Thailand so I wouldn't spend a long time here, but if you're traveling around the rest of SE Asia, then you'll probably be hanging around waiting for your visa in this area.
If you're not a fan of hundreds of other backpackers then avoid this area. Access to the Chao Phraya river and buses. You are in walking distance to the Grand Palace and Wat Po.
If you've made friends around Thailand, you will probably run into them again on Khao San!
KHAO SAN ROAD: Backpackers street- Here with Nir the last time we were on the street together.
Cheap pad thai, art students selling unique pieces on the street, typical souvenier shopping in the shops lining the street, some good restaurants, cheapest place to find bargain flights
Khao San road is a Bangkok institution. A backpapers paradise, a clubs and drinks magnet plus a load of street life, food stalls and shops selling pretty much everything. While its great here all day, once night falls it really kicks off. A must do when in Bangkok.
This temple is located at the northern end of the infamous Khao San Road which is home to lots of backpackers so you'll expect to find a few in here, visiting. It was built before the first reign of Rattanakosin (before 1782) and was once known as Wat Klang Na (temple in the Paddy Field). In the reign of King Rama I, the temple became a centre of Mon sect of Buddhism as he awarded it to the Mon soldiers who fought in a war with the Burmese. After the war, the temple was restored and made a royal temple and renamed to its current name which means Victory of War.
It is special as you can find a lot of farang there and a lot of pubs without the bar girls inside:) The food there is reasonably priced and you can see a lot of guesthouses offering cheap accommodation.
the atmosphere is fantastic! good mix of foreigners and locals. Great for fisherman pants shopping and braiding/dreadlocking of hair. If you just wanna drink beer and chill, this's the place to be at. Shopaholics get to do their shopping as well. Cheap and good accomodation..
Last stayed at Four Sons Inn.
Khaosan Road is Bangkok's bohemian heart packed with stalls & dozens of bars, eateries, and dance houses where foreign backpackers mix with locals in colorful, friendly atmosphere.
You can find everything that you want is this street. Its backpackers paradise. Here you find hotels with low cost, market , restaurants and much more.