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“Amazing shopping and partying” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Khao San Road

Khao San Road
Banglamphu district, Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #62 of 259 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Fee: No
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.
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“Amazing shopping and partying”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had such an amazing time and bought far too much. Great parties. We ate scorpions. Was such an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone going to Thailand. Don't come to Thailand with any clothes at all and buy them here for dirt cheap.

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“Something to see but dont expect authentic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is primarily and foremost a backpackers street for young college aged travelers and party-goers. For that it is fun for people watching. The travel crowd has a culture all to itself.

But you will be in one of the most touristy places in Bangkok. So expect to pay a premium on everything. You will find mostly shirts and knockoffs here.

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“Dental Offices n the Khao San area.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I went to the PC Dental Clinic one street over from Khao San Road for years for cleanings and simple check-ups. All went fine.
Then I needed a "Cap."
WIthin a few months of getting home I could tell it had decay underneath. It was a race between pain and cheapness to get back in time for them to "fix their mistake."
They denied the problem was their fault but agreed they should take the cap off and see how the rest of the tooth was doing.
My girlfriend was blanching out in the waiting area as she heard the loud hammering and my muffled groans--and, I hate to admit it--outcries.
Then my tooth broke in half. Well, at least the cap was off.

Old-Timers have since told me--get NOTHING DONE by a KHAO SAN AREA DENTIST besides, maybe, simple cleaning.

OK. You've been warned. There are plenty of good dentists in Bangkok. They're just not there--not for anything more than cleaning and--maybe--simple cavities.

Visited February 2013
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“Cool to see backpacking area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is neat to see near the democracy monument. A lot of backpackers. I wouldn't necessarily stay in this area but neat to check out.

Visited December 2013
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Tha Bo, Nong Khai, Thailand
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“Very Entertaining Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Entertaining and great for people watching are two ways to describe Khao San Road. It is frequented by many backpackers and travelers - I would say it is the main backpacking area in Bangkok. One reputation it does get often is "trashy." My advice is to pass on this label and take Khao San Road for the hilarious people-watching place that it is.

There are a ton of beer swilling foreigners and a bunch of locals looking to sell you cheap goods, but enjoy it! The locals and salespeople are looking for a laugh. It's a great spot to have a few beers, meet some cool people, and buy some souvenirs. If you walk onto that street with a cranky attitude, you will not have a good time.

In closing - Khao San Road is a good place to go if you are looking for a few hours of entertainment (also if you are single, looking to party, and hang out with some wild folks, Khao San Road is also a good spot for you). Without a doubt, you will leave Khao San Road with at least one entertaining story to tell. So when you turn onto the madness that is Khao San Road, make sure to take those cranky pants off and have some fun!

Visited December 2013
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