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Located on Rattanakosin Island, this popular district in Bangkok is...

Located on Rattanakosin Island, this popular district in Bangkok is convenient to many of the city's palaces and temples.

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Vibrant area for mainly younger set

The main place where the younger generation tend to gravitate to. Backpackers abound. Kow San road being the centre of the district with lively bars music, some live. Street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main place where the younger generation tend to gravitate to. Backpackers abound. Kow San road being the centre of the district with lively bars music, some live. Street stalls vary from day to evening. Pretty good shopping. Good for foodies, massage, trinkets. No underground or skytrain nearby. Unique feel in Bangkok.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If it's your first time in the 'city of angels', Banglamphu is the best place to stay for a couple of nights and explore the city. On and around Phra Athit Road and Soi Rambuttri - and of course around Khao San Road - there are plenty of guesthouses to anybody's taste and style, from 250 to 2500 Baht, whatever... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I used to visit this place a lot in my early 20. Its a huge area that selling all kind of cloths ,shoes,bag,hair accessories and also foods.

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Corralejo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Koh Sahn Rd is plastic back-packer city..but worth a visit nevertheless for the diversity of nationalities. Go aaway from KSR even just a street away for better prices on market shopping.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Some of the best of Bangkok's old city, Banlampoo includes some great restaurants and pubs (especially along Phra Arthit Road), interesting historical buildings and mansions, shops and alleys stuffed with vendors. And, of course... the (in)famous Khao San Road!

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Well, That's where I come to stay every time when I am in Bangkok. This area never sleeps, Soi Rambuttri and Khaosan road are located in this area...there are many restaurants, food shops, outdoor market...and a boat pier (Pra Arthit)..many people like to stay around Sukhumvit or Nana area, but Banglamphu area is a place once you come here, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Best neighborhood to stay in. All the major attractions are easy reachable form here. A lot of restaurants and true spirit of Bangkok!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It's not really an attraction, just a part of Bangkok. A lot of hostels, cheap hotels and backpackers is a part of this area. It's less good than most other parts of Bangkok.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I think this is one of the nicest place where to stay at night in bangkok. It's easy to arrive both by tuktuk and by boat (pier 13). The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Making exception of the most crowded street with live music and thousands of people having fun ... all the rest of the area is quite, with... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This review is quite late. Banglampu is located in the Rattanakosin Island where most of the cheap backpacker accommodations can be found. The popular Khao San Road is also located in this area. The biggest attraction here is the Grand Palace.

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.