When talking about Bangkok, you have to talk about Khao San Road. Khao San Road is the spirit of the city’s nightlife and a base camp for backpackers. In fact, Khao San Road is just 300 meters long, and walking the length of the road only takes about 15 minutes. However, its crowdedness at night is astounding. There are various classes of hotels and flophouses, shops, travel agencies, currency exchanges, restaurants of all flavors, bars, cafes, massage parlors, and local specialty stores along the road. If you want to know the life in Bangkok, you can come here.
What an awesome street.. Tons of backpackers walking the street no matter what time it is. If you're looking for authentic cultural stuff to do this is not going to be it. But if you're looking for a good time chilling out then you're bound to meet lots of interesting people here. The clubs and the drinks(buckets lol) that you get outside on the road are buzzing and there's a lot of a 'buzz' going on down this street.
Khao San Road may be a backpacker ghetto, or better THE backpacker ghetto, but it is also the decmpression chamber between East and West and a necessary rite of passage.
This is the reason why Westerners love Bangkok. Have you ever seen so many drunk White folks on the same street? This is the backpacker's capital of the world. If you love backpacking, you'll need to experience this place. It is nothing but a fun zone for young world travelers to meet others and just have that one night in Bangkok.
A must see must do destination while in Bangkok. Shopping for junk, drink with the hippies and the young travelers, look at some weird shit, eat, and party till 3 am in the morning. Do not forget to haggle, and try buckets (how alcoholic drinks are served originate from Koh Phangan)
This is the street where all backpackers convene in Bangkok. It's got interesteing markets and shops, good little food places, cheap places to stay and many, many international people that you can speak in English with. Check it out!
If you're looking for a busy street full of life with street vendors, stores, little cafes, and mini bars, Khao San Road is an asian classic. Its full of backpackers from all over the world and nightlife here is very multi-cultural.
Khao San is the center of the backpacking world. Its crowded, bustling, with lots of cheap places to stay and bars for beer. A good place to meet other travelers to go with you on your journeys or to just swap stories.
Loved the "backpackers road"! Awsome athmosphere, a lot of bars, restaurants, shops, massages, 24 hrs tailors...although too touristic, it was great for shopping and going out. The only place where we saw insect sellers.
Ultimate backpacker alley! So alive and busy. Music blaring in the evenings to complement the chaos among the food stalls and sidewalk liquor carts.
if you go to thailand ,its a must to go to khao san road ,eye opener ,great food great enterainment ,24 hr party people enough said x