One of the more popular places to stay in Bangkok, especially for backpackers or those looking to find bargain accommodation and some of the most affordable prices for tourists is the world-famous Khao San Road Bangkok. Khao San Road is known for its affordable guesthouses and hostels and restaurants. If you are visiting Bangkok on a budget or want to check out one of the most well-known areas of Bangkok, make sure you head to Khao San Road.
Although some people might tell you that Khao San is not the bargain place it once was. However, it still is relatively cheap and backpacker-friendly when compared to other areas of the city such as Sukhumvit Road Soi-5 area, Patpong and other tourist favorites.
Hustle and Bustle of Khao San Road
The hustle and bustle of Khao San make it a fun and cool place to stay while you are in Bangkok. Even if you are staying in other parts of the city, everyone makes the pilgrimage to Khoa San at some point of their vacation.
The sprawling neon lights, sights and sounds of Khao San is what makes the area so appealing to holidaymakers.
Khao San is located near Ratchadamnoen Avenue, which is an area that enjoys lots of cultural and historical sites such as temples and palaces. Over the years, the once backpacker epicenter of Bangkok has now spilled over to some of the surrounding streets. You will find a myriad of guest houses, bars, cheap and friendly hostels and much more in the neighbourhood.
Whether day or night, the street is a hive of activity. You will find more of the same on neighbouring streets such as Soi Rambuttri and Phra Athit Road. Both are home to lots of artists and offers a very cool and trendy atmosphere. If you are on a budget in Bangkok, we would suggest that these are the streets that would make the perfect hub to explore the city.
Things to See Near Khao San Road
There are many places of interest to visit when staying on or near Kaho San Road. Some of the most recommended tourist attractions near to the street include the affordable Banglamphu Market, the stunning Democracy Monument, the historical Phra Sumen Fort, Wat Chana Songkran temple and the impressive Wat Bowonniwet Vihara temple.
Khao San Road is also home to a vast choice of Thai massage establishments, second-hand bookstores and low-price eateries. You will find Thai food at fair prices.
It’s important to remember that the names of bars, restaurants and even the hotels and hostels can regularly change. Best is to explore yourself to find out what works for you.
Where is Khao San Road?
Khao San Road is located near to the Chao Phraya River in the Banglamphu area of the city in the district of Phra Nakhon. Khao San is 1km from the Grand Palace and also Wat Phra Kaew, which makes it a great spot to explore the city.
Map & More
Khao San Road GPS Location: 13.759028, 100.497354