Hotels | Interesting
Places | Shopping | Eating | Nightlife | Nearby
A mecca for budget backpackers in Southeast Asia is
here, only 1 km north of the Grand Palace. Sprouted
along the short road are guesthouses, cheap hostels,
some boutique hotels, trendy pubs and bars, restaurants,
food stalls and souvenir shops. Recently, the area is
popular among Thai hipsters and artists as well.
Running parallel to Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, this
412 metres long lane starts from Chakraphong Rd. and
ends at Tanao Rd. Khao San is in Banglamphu District,
the old town area which has many attractions in close
Easy access: Though the subway and skytrain have not
reached the area yet, you can easily get there by taxis,
buses, and river ferries (Phra Athit Pier).
For taxi: ถนนข้าวสาร
Map : Rattanakosin Island index
Hotels in Khaosan
Wat Chana Songkram
The temple ground connects Khao San Rd. and Phra Athit
Rd. It is nice to take a break from the crowded lane
and pay homage to the Buddha and appreciate the beautiful
For taxi: วัดชนะสงคราม
The park features a great river view with the Rama
VII Bridge. Free activities like music and exercises
are held in the evening.
For taxi: สวนสันติไชยปราการ
Phra Athit Road
Another old area in Bangkok where old townhouses along
the road have been turned into cafe and restaurants
and buildings once served as residences of important
persons have been turned into offices of many organisations.
The area is lively at night.
For taxi: ถนนพระอาทิตย์
Phra Sumeru Fortress
Built in 1783, the old hexagonal-shape fort situated
next to Santichaiprakan Park is one of the two remaining
fortresses. Its old cannons are still in place.
For taxi: ป้อมพระสุเมรุ
One of the favourite shopping grounds for Thais. It
abounds with local food stalls and has all kinds
of knock-off clothes.
For taxi: ตลาดบางลำพู
Thai and ethnic restaurants can be easily found on
Khao San Rd. You will also find countless numbers of
street carts selling economic menus such as Phat Thai
(fried noodles), rice with Thai style omelets, various
kinds of eatable bugs and cocktails.
The area features a large numbers of pubs and bars
popular among tourists and Thai teens. Some of the
cheapest bars in town are located here.
Island / Pinklao
Area / Chinatown