I like many first time travellers to Bangkok had the chance to experience KSR. It was a bit overwhelming for me on my first visit, but I went back on my third trip and had a great time.
On the first visit with my brother, I basically stepped off the airport bus, and was initiated to Thailand within minutes of landing. This was still fun (mainly for my brother) because I had no idea what to expect or what was going on most of the time.
On my third trip I came back here again, but this time I was the one doing the leading to another first timer (gweenie on VT). We explored a few bars, much the same as my brother and I, however this time I at least felt comfortable being here.
There are so many things to do and explore on KSR that I will come back again in the future and do it all over.
The infamous Khao San road has everything a person on a budget needs to enjoy live in Bangkok. Although it is alot smaller than most usually expect, you'll find a sensory overload of cheap beer patios, tattoo parlours, laundry shops, souvenir stands and knock-off clothing booths. People from all walks of life meet here and finding new beer buddies seems to always happen. If you've never tried a 'bucket' here's your chance. You'll see them offered at the same make-shift stands that have guys holding up signs saying 'very strong cheap booze'. The buckets are literally what they're called; red-bull and sangsom (thai rum) in a big plastic bucket along with randomly hanging straws.
If you're resting with a pint on one of the patios, be sure not to sit at the front (near the street) unless you are looking to buy souvenirs. There are dozens of women dressed in traditional northern thai outfits that will harrass you to buy their necklaces or wooden, noise making frogs.
There are a ton of chill places to party on the road. A couple to check out would be the hippie bar, the reggae bar and gullivers.
One thing that is popular to do in Bangkok (or Khao San Rd) is to get a henna tattoe. As the shops start to truly open in Khao San Road (around 5pm) the henna guys will come out along with fake hair sellers and jewellery stands. They will have a huge book of designs to choose from and they are all priced differently depending on what you choose. Mine cost 120 Baht (with bargaining) and went up my foot and onto my leg. They say that the henna tattoe lasts for 2 weeks but mine only lasted for 1 week. It was great while it lasted though and people commented on it.
A great novelty….
I believe that Khao San Road in Bangkok is every backpackers 'Mecca' in Thailand. It is like 'the' place to be to meet with travelers from all around the world. It's more fun to come at night when the road is closed to traffic. I came here at almost 11pm and it was still packed with people! Lots of cheap accomodations, bars, shops, restaurants, etc. Lots of fun!
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although i am not the khao san type, i still enjoyed 3 times a walk by that road and few arround, just for the laziness and easiness that transpare tere...too many grunge tourists tiough on my taaste...otherwise some great easy going caffes such as SAWADEKA, some great easy shopping such as for fishermen pants or thai bags, etc; I do not reccommend eating from teh street vendors, for the simple reason that under 38C all food is going mad; the first day even after eating ina 4 stars restaurant I arrived at the emmergency room with bacterial food poisoing!
Khao San Road is THE main tourist run. It's packed with shops, bars and restaurants and come night time the street markets are alive. Some really great places here including a tattoo shop, beauty Salon (see my tip in Shewaspa) and the little sidewalk bar.
Khao San Road ( Thanon Khao Saan ; also spelled Khaosan, Kao Sarn, Koh Sarn and many other variations ) is technically speaking, a small street about three blocks long located about a block from the Chao Phraya River in the Banglamphu district northwest of downtown Bangkok. Backpackers and budget tourists are drawn by some of the cheapest accommodation and travel deals in Thailand.
Well, this is on my 'Things to Do' list, only because this is where the budget hotels are, and the only sort of nightlife.
Khao San Road is an experience. Stalls selling fake goods line the streets. behind them a series of cheap hotels, seedy bars, and travel agents.
The hotels are all very basic but do the job. The bars offer variety. Good food, nightlife etc.
You will be amazed by how many white Brits with dreadlocks are here. Very annoying to me.
Also, the number of fat rich UK and American men, sat in bars with gorgeous Thai girls who look so miserable. A very sad existance for both parties.
You should really visit Kao San Road when you visit Bangkok, it's the place where all tourists go to eat, sleep, e-mail or call to friends and family, drink fruitshakes, get their hair done and by souvenirs.
I recommend you to visit Kao San Road at night, and eat your diner over here while walking the street. The fresh fruitshakes over here are the best, you can pick your own favorite fruit for a drink.
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.
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