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Khao San Road

Khao San Road is a famous street in Bangkok originally known as a trading post for farmers to trade rice. Khao San means raw rice, but over the years, the road saw trade of finer goods such as jewelry and silverware. Nowadays, the street is a legendary must stop for any Bangkok traveler. Particularly among backpackers, Khao San Road is considered a rite of passage.

Khao San Road was made even more popular by Academy Award Winner Leo DiCaprio with the movie The Beach in 2000. Based on the popular book, the movies famously described the street as “the centre of the backpacking universe”.

This street certainly has everything a backpacker or any budget traveler would want: cheap accommodations, restaurants and bars with a wide variety of local Thai food, cheap cocktails and beer, not to mention an army of mobile food stalls ready to whip up a bowl of pad Thai

Khao San Road is most popular during Songkran Festival or Thai New Year. The streets of Khao San turn into one of Bangkok’s main celebrating posts. It’s a wild water fight for days with extravagant parades and splashing good fun.

With its convenient location, travelers staying on Khao San Road can easily get around the old town on foot or bicycle, visiting Bangkok’s cultural landmarks like The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, the City Pillar Shrine, the National Museum and the National Gallery.

For more information about how to get to KHAO SAN ROAD, please do not hesitate to contact our concierge.


Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

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