Budget Travel

Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road is a short street in central Bangkok. It is located in Banglamphu district. Khaosan Road is a backpacker’s paradise and it is a popular tourist street in central Bangkok, Thailand. It offers cheap accommodation. Backpackers and budget travellers are drawn here by some of the cheapest accommodation and travel deals in Thailand.

Khaosan Road in recent years has become popular with local residents, especially artists and art students. At night, Khaosan is a lively street packed with tourists come to explore walking street and night life. There are clubs, bars, food stalls and shops open until 2 a.m. The area is internationally known as a center of dancing, partying, specially during the traditional Thai New Year (Songkran festival April 13-15), when water splashing festival turns into water fight.

Khaosan also has a Buddhist temple under royal patronage. The centuries old Wat Chana Songkram is directly opposite Khaosan Road to the west while the area to the northwest contains an Islamic community and several small mosques.
How to get there: Taxi, public buses and express boat are your main options.
The following buses will get you there: Bus number: 3, 9, 32, 64, 39, 44, 53, 59, 503, 509, 511