"Khaosan Road" Khao San Road Tip by Blatherwick

Khao San Road, Bangkok: 63 reviews and 89 photos

  Khaosan Road
by Blatherwick

Khaosan Road. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

I have a love/hate relationship with Khaosan Road. On the one hand you have to love the place because it has all of the amenities that you need as a traveller. There are cheap places to sleep both on the street and in the adjacent streets. There are cheap internet places, plenty of decent travel agencies, and places to buy toiletries. It is also a decent place to find Western food if Asian food doesn't suit your palate.

It is exactly for the above reasons that I hate the place. It is a backpacker ghetto. I don't want to eat Western food most of the time so that doesn't interest me. The street is occupied mostly by foreigners who have only a passing interest in Thai culture and the local Thais are mostly only trying to make a buck out of you.

Overall though Khaosan is a good place. It is central to most of the main tourist sites and is a lively place. Even backpacker culture is interesting to watch. Heck, even the Thais come on down to watch the gong show.

Address: Khao San Road (KSR) BKK
Phone: 0815
Website: http://www.khaosanroad.com

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 8, 2005
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