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"The Backpackers Capital of Asia!" Khao San Road Tip by June.b

Khao San Road, Bangkok: 63 reviews and 89 photos


And who would miss walking along this street, even at least once during their visit in BKK?

Long before the movie of Leonardo DiCaprio (The Beach) was partly shot in this street, Khaosan Road is already a famous landmark in the Banglamphoo area of Bangkok. It's maybe the first thing that would come up on any backpackers' mind about Bangkok. Tavelers on a budget would definitely choose to spend either their first night or the whole time they are in this city here in Khaosan Road. Cheapest accommodations can be found here, although lately there sprung a lot of mid-range hotels that offers comfort in comparable to star-rated hotels in other areas of the city.

You can find the cheapest food along the street in US$ cents - street noodles at US$0.12, fresh local orange juice in plastic bottles at US$0.12 to 0.24, chicken or beef BBQ at US$0.50. The backpackers "uniform" shirts and travel gears are all here, all those counterfeit stuff, clothings, headcaps, silverwares, syndicated CDs, travel agents for air, train & bus tickets and package tours... and YES.... hair-braiding, body piercing and tatoos .... along the street!

The market scene of Khaosan during the daytime is transformed to street bars at night.

Khaosan is like a small municipality in itself for backpackers around the world.

Address: T. Khoa San Road (KSR) BKK
Phone: 0815

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2005
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