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Address: Bangkok, Thailand

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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Lots of trendy bars and restaurant

The area where the famous backpacker street Khao saan road is located has grown up over the last decade. Now there are trendy bars, pubs and restaurants sprinkled amongst all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2016
Hakan S
Bangkok, Thailand
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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95 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great for budget travellers.Small street but numerous bar , restaurants,street food,fruit vendors,and backpackers guests houses.The place i like to escape because of roadside alley's vendors with their colorful offerings.The things are getting with cheap option.

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There are many of these small hidden away streets, where you will find many different types of eateries from all over the world.

Thank sylvann2016
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you don't need to buy clothes, fabric or other stuff in wholesale then you don't have to go there.

Thank MewPingu
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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607 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

During my 4 weeks of vacation in Thailand and Cambodia, I used Bangkok as my home base on 3 occasions. This neighborhood has a lot to offer, things catering to the needs of travelers. Hotels, foods, drinks, souvenirs are plenty and cheap. Travel agencies are almost next to each other, making day trips and excursions competitively priced. Major attractions are... More 

1 Thank LolaGo1
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Most of the denizens of this area of Bangkok reminded me of the way my friends and I looked and acted in the late 60s - early 70s. Small shops and market stalls line every sidewalk and though a lot of the merchandise on offer is youth-oriented, I still managed to find a couple of great souvenirs. My husband passed... More 

1 Thank LaurelParker
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The area where the famous backpacker street Khao saan road is located has grown up over the last decade. Now there are trendy bars, pubs and restaurants sprinkled amongst all the shopping opportunities, hostels and hotels. The area caters both for the western budget traveler as the affluent Thai crowd. Basically well worth a visit both day and night.

Thank Hakan S
London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 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.

Thank Dezzah
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank jobst56
Singapore, Singapore
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1,329 reviews
407 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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.