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“Only for backpackers”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Khao San Road

Khao San Road
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$73.15*
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Ranked #49 of 530 things to do in Bangkok
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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.
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“Only for backpackers”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

As it says, go to Khao San Road if you are a backpacker who likes cheap and cheerful and has an aversion to mixing with foreigners but wants to do the "independent" thing in their "uni gap year" but only with other western backpackers who follow the same Blue Guide or Fodor's round Thailand and who only ever drinks in Irish bars. Carrying a small bottle of water is a must-have fashion accessory.
Otherwise, avoid like the plague.

Visited October 2013
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“Nice restaurants and cheap shopping”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Khao San Road is definitely a must see when you are in Bangkok. it is a very busy small road and a lot of fun to see in the evenings or at night time. You can buy lots of clothes (T-shirts, shorts, etc) and souvenirs. We went to one of the side streets for dinner and found lots of nice restaurants at reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend going to the side roads for food! There is also some live music about half way down the street. Don't miss Khao San, even if you just go there for one evening.

Visited March 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“The most happening place”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Khao San Road is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. It offers you everything, from street food to medium range dining. You could buy cloths, hand made jewelry and other stuff. I usually go there to enjoy Donor Kebab (Halal) and some nice beer. Everything is reasonably priced in the restaurants and road side street shops. If you speak bit of a Thai, you could get some good bargains. If you walked across the street, you could find the nice view of Chao Phraya river. If you enjoy looking at passing by people then this is the place for you. However, in the recent time, it was not very easy to go there due to political unrest and mob in the nearby area.

Visited February 2014
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Merrimac, Australia
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“Backpacker party heaven”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is my favourite place in bkk full of energy and towers of beer what could be better? Food is cheep and awesome. must do when in bkk

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not as impressive as I thought”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Thought I had to go to Khao San Road just to see if it was as good as the hype? Have to say wasn't that impressed. Also not convinced it is the bargain centre of Bangkok. Tried to barter for some Muay Thai shorts and walked away when trader would not offer a good (fair) price. Later on in the day got better quality shorts at a cheaper price in MBK centre. However, did go there during the day and I think it really comes alive at night.

Visited April 2014
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