Khaosan Road in Bangkok

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.

Khaosan Road, Bangkok.
Khaosan Road

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.

Khaosan Road.
Khaosan Road

» 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.

Rambuttri street, Khaosan Road.
Rambuttri street, Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road, Bangkok
Khaosan Road, Bangkok

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.

Phra Sumen Fort.
Phra Sumen Fort
Thewet fresh produce market.
Thewet 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.

Ordination hall, Wat Bowonniwetwiharn.
Ordination hall, Wat Bowonniwetwiharn

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 Bowonniwetwiharn.
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn.
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn

» 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.

Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.
Assembly Hall, Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple

» 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.

The National Museum.
The National Museum
Milestone with scription in the National Museum.
National Museum
The Naional Museum.
National Museum
National Museum.
National Museum

» Wat Saket & The Golden Mountain. See the article about Wat Saket.

Wat Saket, Golden Mountain.
Wat Saket, Golden Mountain
Panfa Leelard pier, Saen Saep canal.
Panfa Leelard pier, Saen Saep canal, close to the Wat Saket
Phra Artit pier, Chao Phraya River.
Phra Arthit pier, Chao Phraya River, near Khaosan Road
Summary
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Khaosan Road in Bangkok
Description
We describe these famous streets. Close to the Grand Palace, but far from downtown Bangkok. Here we also explain how to get your bearings and move around on your visit, as well as what is nearby and worth visiting.
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Manuel Francisco Jalón

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