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“Busy, so much fun!”
Review of Khao San Road

Khao San Road
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Busy, so much fun!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Khaosan road is my ideal of a great night! so much fun and lots of different bars to go to! Staff everywhere are so nice! and bless the little lady hand crafting bracelets down the road! A great experience!

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Non stop partying. ”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

A good place to stay when you first arrive at bkk if on a budget. Looky-looky men relentlessely try selling you stuff gets a bit annoying after a short while.

Thank James B
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Suzhou, China
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“nice resturants,such a active night street”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

walk on the road next to Kaoshan road too .it is like a bar street .all kinds people are there and watch your pocket

Visited July 2014
Thank Sophie X
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Better than MBK, but still a tourist trap..”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

First of all, bring water, as it is very hot, there is no breeze or shade, and there is a serious surcharge for drink. If stuck, look behind the stalls as there are seven elevens located sporadically along the street with set prices. If you're looking for a relatively safe place to shop in Bangkok, this is pretty good, but ultra touristy, so not really an authentic Thai market experience. It is definitely set up for the tourists, and by that I mean touristy junky knock off products for sale, booths with food and drink, tuk-tuk drivers trying to lour you in for tours to other locales, and massage parlours galore. Much, MUCH better than MBK mall, both in the product selection, and in the prices. In fact, don't even go to MBK mall, unless you want to look around and/or get totally ripped off. Booth owners are willing to negotiate prices, and given the amount of people selling the exact same thing, just at different booths, they can be pretty reasonable. Your best bet is to walk away if they won't go as low as you want, if they will go lower, they'll call you back. Much better to shop here than in the islands, if you're heading down that way, but the cheapest prices i found were up North in Chiang Mai, so hold off if heading up there. As a side note, I did not get sick from the food stalls here, but it may be hit or miss.

Visited May 2014
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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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“Be a smart shopper”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Here you can find good food , trinkets ,clothing all things touristy .. The shopkeepers are rude and they don't spend much time in haggling . If you don't buy they might say something disrespectful . So just look around first if you really want to buy anything
, otherwise you can get a better deal at chatuchak weekly market.

Thank Sadie K
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