Khao San Road
You don't need to stay up late to enjoy Khao San Road, as the famed backpacker street bustles with activity throughout the day and night. Khao San Road has gone from being a hippie and backpacker... Read More
You don't need to stay up late to enjoy Khao San Road, as the famed backpacker street bustles with activity throughout the day and night. Khao San Road has gone from being a hippie and backpacker haven to moving a bit more upscale. While it still remains a place for cheap lodgings and for Thais to come and check out the foreign crowd, it also is a decent spot to shop for certain items, and with plenty of food, bars, and people watching opportunities to boot, it makes for an enjoyable trip. Some of the largest collection of second hand English books can be found here, along with typical Thai souvenirs for take home such as t-shirts, embroidered pillow covers and Thai pillows, patterned sarongs and beachwear, vintage and exotic clothing, plenty of jewelry and other objects d'art, as well as the latest DVD and CD's to name but a few, not to mention that you can get your hair braided in dreadlocks and get your body tattooed while you wait.
Khao San Road
- Early Entertainment: "Ignore the tuk tuk drivers that hang out at either end of Khao San. Either take metered taxis to escape, or else use the nearby Phra Athit ferry pier on the Chao Phraya River. Make sure to explore the area behind the temple on Chakrapong Road and the ferry pier, a quiet alternative to Khao San."
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: For nonstop entertainment and people watching, Khao San Road is a good bet.