Khao San Road is a short road in the Bang Lum Phu neighborhood (Phra Nakhon district). Khao San means “raw rice” in Thai. Before it became a tourist hot spot, the street was a major rice market for Bangkok. Over the years, Khao San Road has developed into probably the most famous “backpacker” destination worldwide, with relatively inexpensive accommodation compared to other areas of central Bangkok, offering everything from “mattress-in-a-box” style hostels to Western standard luxury hotels. Khao San Road offers great shopping along the road with a wide selection of goods varying from handicrafts and paintings to clothes, CDs, DVDs, exotic foods (including fried insects), and many items useful to backpackers. A variety of both local and international foods are available for food lovers. Khao San Road has become world-famous for its water fights during the Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) with thousands of local and foreign tourists attending each year.
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Khao San Road, about 1 km. north from the Grand Palace, covering the distance from Jakapong Road in front of Chanasongkram Temple to Tanao Road near Kok Wou intersection
How to get there : By car, go along Jakapong Road or Samsen Road, heading to Sanam Luang. Khao San Road is opposite Chanasongkram Temple. By bus, take buses no. 3, 6, 9, 30, 33, 43, 64, 65 or air-conditioned bus no. 17
Contact Information : Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel. +66 2 250 5500 or 1652
Tel. : +66 2 250 5500 or 1652
Opening hour : Shops open late morning until night time.