Khaosan Road refers to a couple of streets in the Banglumpoo neighbourhood: Khaosan and Rambuttri.
Here you can find all the services you may need when it comes to enjoying a holiday in the country, as well as cheap accommodation.
Take into account that this area is near the Grand Palace in Rattanakosin, but far from downtown Bangkok.
Always a good choice provided this atmosphere is what you are looking for. Streets full of travellers from all over the world.
For a quiet environment, Asian luxury or being surrounded by a Thai ambience, better other options.
How to move from Khaosan Road
» Taxi and Tuk-tuk
Remember that taxis work with a taximeter, although in the evening they usually want to turn it off and agree on a price for the race.
The price of the trip in the tuk-tuk is always fixed in advance.
» Chao Phraya River
From the Phra Arthit pier.
Very suitable for moving to the Grand Palace, Chinatown and the Silom-Riverside district. See the section Urban transport in the Chao Phraya.
» Saen Saep Canal
Practical to move to the districts of Siam and Sukhumvit. See How to get your bearings in Bangkok.
From the docks:
Phra Sumen Fort Pier. Near Khaosan Road, but only the tourist service arrives. A day pass for 200 baht.
Klong Banglumpho Pier. The same. Near Khaosan Road, but only the tourist service arrives. A day pass for 200 baht.
Panfa Leelard Pier. Located at the foot of Wat Saket, about 15 minutes walking from Khaosan Road. It is the final dock of urban transport ships. Very economical.
What is near Khaosan Road and deserves a visit
» Phra Sumen Fort
Fort located in a small park next to the river, great for a walk and relax, in the morning before noon or after 4h pm.
» Thewet Fresh Market
An excellent example of Thai fresh produce market.
» In Love Bar & Restaurant
It is not the only one, but a good example of the bars with a terrace overlooking the Chao Phraya, very pleasant both for breakfast and for dinner at dusk.
» Wat Bowonniwetwiharn
One of the most important monasteries in Bangkok. King Mongkut, Rama IV, was his abbot before becoming a monarch and the father of the current king, the last deceased king Rama IX, spent a season here and a portion of his ashes are preserved.
We do not advise to fill your time with many temples because it could cause some exhaustion. However, both this and the Marble Temple are very unique, are perfectly preserved and have a community of monks, so it is worth taking a walk around the enclosures.
» Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple)
Temple linked to King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, built with Italian marble from Carrara. It is a bit far to walk, better take a taxi or tuk-tuk.
» The National Museum
It is one of the most interesting museums in Bangkok. Explore the history of Thailand from the first settlers to the current Chakri dynasty.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday. From 09h00 to 16h00. 200 baht entrance.
Link to the museum website.