Top 5 things to do in Khao San Road, Bangkok

Khao San Road is a street located in Central Bangkok. This is a hub of backpackers across the globe who start their journey into Thailand from Bangkok. Unlike other areas of Bangkok such as Sukhumvit, Silom, Dusit, Khao San is very youthful in its overall feel.

Here are our top picks for things to do in Khao San Road.

1. Stay in hostels to meet like-minded travelers

Hostels make the best getaway to turning strangers into friends. And Khao San Road boasts many budget-friendly hostels. Here are a few names

Here Hostel Bangkok (Under INR 1200/-)

Jam Hostel Bangkok (Under INR 1600/-)

Baan 89 Hostel(Under INR 800/-)

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2. Enjoy the nightlife of Khao San Road

Khao San Road is a street that never sleeps hence, the nightlife here is most talked about! From budget bars to swanky clubs, it has everything. Start your night by grabbing a local beer and see the evening progress into one of the hippest and most happening nights!

Here are some of our picks

The One ( You can NOT miss this place. Blaring loud but amazing EDM with people dancing inside the club and on the street. The service, the food, the vibe everything is just perfect for a crazy night at Khao San Road.

Here are some more recomendations

The Club

Bombay Blues

Roof Bar

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3. Get a massage at many massage parlors on Khao San Road

There are many inexpensive massage parlors at Khao San Road, where you can get a Massage for one or even a couple's massage. The people are very friendly and it doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet.


As per below picture, you will find masseurs on road as well.

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4. Bargain at the market

As much as it is popular for its nightlife, Khao San Road is a shopper's Paradise. Especially Khao San Night Market. From clothes to accessories to bags and what not! Spend an hour or two for that perfect economical find!

Interesting things to buy –

Elephant Pants (I picked a couple for myself. They were super comfy) Bamboo Shoes, Silver Jewelry, Thai Handcraft décor pieces or clothing,

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5. Enjoy local food from street vendors

At night the street comes alive and so do the street food scenes. A glimpse of it will remind you of one of the Eat Street / Street Food episodes for sure.

With people making fresh food on their cart ranging from meats, seafood, and some unusual bugs, etc, you will also find some manageable vegetarian options too – such as Fruit platters, Thai Desserts, etc.


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