Khao San Road, Bangkok

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    Khao San Road

    by cs_zee Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    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.

    Address: Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

    Directions: Khao San Road is fairly easy to get to from anywhere in Bangkok. Taxis, buses, and river ferry are your main options.

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    Khao San Road - Madness

    by boltonian Written Apr 9, 2008

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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  • Kao San Road

    by roos126 Written Jul 31, 2005

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

    Directions: Just ask your tuktuk driver for Kao San Road and he will take you there, just make sure he wont ask too much for the trip.

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    Party Street

    by Robmj Written Mar 18, 2011

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

    Directions: Banglamphu neighbourhood

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    Barrio de los mochileros- Backpackers area

    by elpariente Written Feb 9, 2006

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    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

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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    Khao San Rd.

    by silvia_chang Written Jul 17, 2005

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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    Khaosan Road

    by Blatherwick Written Aug 8, 2005

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    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.

    Address: Khao San Road (KSR) BKK

    Website: http://www.khaosanroad.com

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    The infamous Ko San Road

    by gib157 Written Apr 18, 2005

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

    Ko San from the D&D Inn roof
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  • Great Value for Money...Khao San Road

    by JimmieP Written Mar 20, 2005

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    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 ).

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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    Kao San Road

    by Designerartgirl Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    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

    Address: Bangkok

    Directions: Kao San Road - Banglampu - Bangkok

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    Beehive of Activity

    by TravelChick67 Written Jul 23, 2004

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    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.

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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    Everything a backpacker needs.....

    by hasthetravelbug Written Jul 26, 2004

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    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!

    Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK

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    KHAO SAN ROAD: Backpackers...

    by karinyeung Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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

    Address: Banglumphu (Northwest part of Bangkok)

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    by Pimchanok Written Dec 6, 2015

    Many good price groceries are available such as Instant noodles MAMA, fruit juice, detergent, and etc. You can find the best price at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.
    For more information : www.facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem

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  • Kalamare is a delicious Thai dessert

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 6, 2015

    Kalamare is a delicious Thai dessert comes in black sticky form but nowadays have various colors. Kalamare from auntie Tui is a famous one from Koh Samui. Do not miss this awesome item and you can find it at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.

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