The legendary Khaosan Rd.
In Bangkok has long been known as backpacker central for Thailand.
This area is lively pretty much 24 hours a day and people are attracted to this area due to the cheap prices and location. The vibe of the place is amazing, with chaos all around you especially in the evening and night. With live music, night clubs, bars, street bars, rooftop bars, Khao San has it all and it make the perfect place to party the night away. The road gets pretty wild after 10pm which adds to the fun of the place. Khao San Road is not just a party street, there are many shops and markets located nearby to wander around to take in the sights and for people watching.
ATTRACTIONS NEAR KHAO SAN ROAD
If you are visiting Khao San Road or staying close by you will be at an advantage to get to many places of interest such as temples, museums, China Town, as well as the numerous nightlife options and places to eat in the area. Don’t forget you can also explore Soi Rambutri which is a hidden gem just a few metres away from Khao San Road, it is a more chilled out version of Khao San Road.
THANON KHAO SAN MARKET
A lively market selling all sorts of things such as clothing, home made souvenirs, bags, the market is great to wander around and put your bartering skills to the test. There are many stalls selling food and snacks too.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Located net to Khao San Road, The National Gallery is an amazing showcase of art and culture in Bangkok. It was once a royal abode. The gallery has various exhibits, which illustrate Thai life through the decades. This is a wonderful place to visit to learn about Thai culture and arts.
Wat Bowonniwet is a unique temple, it is the residence for the Buddhist Mahamakut University, a royally affiliated monastery. Wat Bowonniwet has a lovely laid-back atmosphere, and is decorated with stunning murals.
(Tha Chang Pier – number 9. Distance from Khao San by road approx. 2km)
Built in 1782 and home to Thai royalty for more 230 years, the complex of the Grand Palace the most incredible examples of Thai architecture and craftsmanship. Within the complex are several temples, including the hugely important Wat Phra Kaew – the shrine of the infamous Emerald Buddha. Must visit sight when you are in Bangkok.
Khao San road has been our family favorite and this post brought back memories of endless music , Songkran and other festivals, amazing food and best energy!
STAY & STYLE
>> We Recommend “ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai“
The ibis Styles is a bright, brash, colourful hotel right in the heart of Khao San road Bangkok’s world famous traveler.
Funky, compact rooms with decent facilities complimented by a pool make this a budget favourite and one of the best hotels in the area.
The attractive and compact air-conditioned rooms are either kept in predominantly blue or orange tones. All rooms are partly carpeted and well laid-out and come with a safe, fridge, television and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms feature single beds and two bunk beds. A few family rooms feature a double bed and bunk beds, and are popular with groups of friends travelling together. The windows are a little small.
Food & drink
The bright and air-conditioned Streats Restaurant offers themed Thai buffet lunches from Mondays to Fridays, but also serves à la carte innovative Thai cuisine, both for lunch and dinner based on the menu of the original Viengtai Hotel whose chefs continue to work in the kitchen.
There’s also a good selection of comfort food including tasty salads and excellent cheesecake and it’s possible to sit outside and marvel at the busy street life. At the Streats Bar, seven types of burgers, all based on Thai dishes are served, including a satay burger, a lab burger and even a tom yam burger. The Streats Bakery sells fresh pastry, cakes and bread from early morning into late evening.
Breakfast is served buffet-style until 10.30am, with fresh bread, cereals, omelettes, English breakfast and a few Asian options. Long sleepers can avail themselves to à la carte options the rest of the day.
For those who’d rather eat in their rooms, breakfast, lunch and dinner boxes can be delivered to one’s door.