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Address: | Bang Lamphu, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number:
0815
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East...

The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. Jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels, it’s a favorite for late-night revelers.

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What an amazing road in the heart of Bangkok. The street is alive 24hrs a day. There is shopping, bars, nightlife, slow day's. You also get to see an array of different things... read more

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing road in the heart of Bangkok. The street is alive 24hrs a day. There is shopping, bars, nightlife, slow day's. You also get to see an array of different things, like filming of movies (while we were there) lady boys and lots of them, street performers, people from all walks of life. Generally its pretty cool street... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street is so wild and fun during the Sankran Festival in April every year. I highly recommend getting a super soaker and having fun.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm 30 and stayed at khoa SAN palace which is right o the Main Street. Food is cheap if you have street food that is. Lots of options bar wise. Good for young people who want to party. Good for old souls(me) who like to walk and explore and people watch then go home and say "that was so Cool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see location, vibrant and party time at night, shopping in the day, I only got to see the night life but very entertaining

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Weesp, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buckets with cocktails 1 and one free. Verry load mucis. If you like that it will be a good place to go. It you want to taste the Thai atmosphere, go somewere else.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Bangkok, you have to pay the street a visit. But do not stay at a hostel/hotel on it. We did and had a hard time sleeping because the party was non stop. I've actually read the reviews before we booked it and thought that it would be no problem because we have stayed at party-hostels before.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of people, loud music, and shops catering to tourists. There's nothing authentic here, but it serves its purpose. Got some good pad thai off the vendor (took a picture of the scorpions), had a quick massage, and that's it. Come here if you want buckets of questionable liquor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has changed big time over the years Big tourist trap but still worth the visit. Plenty of stalls, guesthouses , bars and restaurants. Walk down the length of it and check out side streets fairly safe area with police station in the vicinity. Sit down have a beer and watch life go by, good buzz here. Recommended for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's totally mental most nights, parties on the street with people from all over the world. Felt pretty safe most the time, you can eat, drink, watch a cheeky show, buy all sorts of cheap rubbish and get a tuk tuk home at anytime. Try a bucket for a few pounds and you'll be dancing too.!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To say most of the eateries don't look different from the outside and the tourist name that comes with the spot the food I had on Khao San road was tasty, traditional and reasonably priced. Fewer shops than I expected, but in a nice way and actually quite relaxing to plod along people watching.

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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