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“loved it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khao San Road

Khao San Road
Banglamphu district, Bangkok, Thailand
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$265*
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2-Night Best of Bangkok's Markets and Temples...
Ranked #50 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. Jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels, it’s a favorite for late-night revelers.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

its a bit dirty and people just want to rip you off, but my daughter who is just 2 and a half years old thoroughly enjoyed this place getting a tattoo (temporary of course) and also getting dread locks which were amazingly cheap, and to finish it off there's McDonald's.... so kids friendly too...... we spent a whole day here and had fun

Visited May 2013
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“Awesome Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a backpackers haven! My husband and i are not backpackers at all but just love spending evenings here. Good street food, nice stalls and loud music. There are also a few clubs in this road but we did not go. Will definitely be returning in our next trip.

Visited January 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“had to see this place as heard alot on all travelogues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

khaosan ,as everyone says its a must visit for all the backpackers n budget travellars with lots of bars n eating nooks this pace is bit too loud at places .

The only reason to visit this place was to see the cart which sells all sort of weird fried worms was worth to see but couldnt collect the courage to try .( u cant click a pic for free u need to pay 10 baht for one pic )

Visited June 2013
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“Backpacker + Weird Insect Available Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is another hotspot in Bangkok. Most of teh backpacker will stay within the budget inn here. And it becomes a crowded area especially for tourist starts from 7 evening.

Also I would like to share to all the tourist who looking for the weird insects like fried grasshopper, scorpion, maggots, frog, cricket, you name it here, which all available here at the evening. Honestly Im coming to this place just because wanna try on these insects which always seen on TV show about travel and discovery.

Guess what, you must try all of it, its really worth for a try especially you fly from the long way till Bangkok. Dont freak out, as these insect have been fried, so no poison on you. Dont worry. As im still alive after tried all these insects......hehehehehe.....the only freaking out is the insect outlook.....so dont be panic by the insects and give it a try. You will fall in love on it especially GRASSHOPPER....mmmmmmmmmmmm....crispy like french fries......yummy....yummy.....

Visited June 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Love it and leave it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

For many backpackers this is their introduction to Bangkok. It's noisy, busy, the beers are overpriced (160 Baht for a large Singha is as expensive as in many European places), the pad thai is disgusting, the western food is greasy, a lot of ladyboys on the prowl after 2am, tailor touts, pingpong show touts, etc, etc, etc... But you gotta love it. There's some excellent people-watching to do, there are some half-decent but commercial clubs, it's very easy to meet people if you are traveling solo, some good massage places,... You can use it as your homebase for a few days and then go elsewhere in BKK or book a ticket to Thailand's many other destinations. Take it as it comes!

Visited June 2013
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