Bangkok Area Guide
Khao San Road (ถนนข้าวสาร )
Khao San Road
Khao San Road Area
Khao San Road (ถนน ข้าวสาร ), is the best know area among backpackers and budget travelers in Bangkok. Scores of tourists from all origins are populating the numerous guesthouses and small hotels at any given time of the year. Over the years, a number of travel agents and tour companies have opened in the area, allowing pretty much every trip to be organized throughout the Kingdom, with bus and minivan tours / transfers starting from there in all directions. The pubs, clubs and other bar scene in Khao San Road are definitely worth a trip to soak in the atmosphere of the area. The multitude of shops, Tattoo studios as well as Internet café, completes the picture and fulfills the need of anyone far away from home. Best to reach by Taxi or, river boat.
How to get there?
Take the BTS Skytrain to the National Stadium Station or the subway/metro (MRT) to the Hua Lamphong station. Take a taxi from there.
Wat Sa Ket 1. Santi Chai Prakan Pavilion and Public Park
It became a tradition in Thailand to establish new parks to mark His Majesty the King birthdays. Santi Chai Prakan Pavilion and Public Park is not an exception as it has been established to mark the auspicious occasion of the sixth cycle birthday anniversary of His Majesty the King on December 5, 1999. The spacious area offers a scenic view of the Chao Phraya River and the Rama VIII Bridge. It’s a perfect place to relax popular among Thai people and foreigners.
How to get there: The park is located near the Phr Sumen Fort. Bus routes 3, 32, 53, 68, 79, 80, 91, 203, 503, 511
Opening Hours: Daily
Wat Sa Ket 2. Wat Sa Ket (The Golden Mount)
All followers of the Lord Buddha would find a trip to the Golden Mount a remarkable experience. It has been built on the only man-made hill in Bangkok. After climbing 320 stairs you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Rattanakosin Island. The history of the places goes back to 1877, when King Rama V transferred the Buddha relics into the custody of the Royal Chakri Family from the Grand Palace to the Royal Pavilion at Wat Sa Ket.
The relics have been enshrined in the pagoda on the top of the Golden Mount. Twenty years later, Marquis Curzon, the British Viceroy of India brought more Buddha relics to King Rama V. The gift was made near the Nepalese border. New relics have been enshrined in a bronze pagoda more than 100 years ago and installed on the top of the Golden Mount.

How to get there: Bus routes 15, 37, 47, 49
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.30 am. - 05.30 pm.
Democracy Monument 3. Democracy Monument
Democracy Monument known in Thai as Rajdamnoen Klang is best seen at sunrise/sunset. The main feature of the monument are the four wings surrounding smaller central shrine. The decorations on the wings show the artwork of war or war-related events.

How to get there: Bus routes 2, 15, 47, 59, 60, 68, 70, 79, 203, 503
Sports & Activities
Khao San Sport & Activities >>>
Ratchadamnoen Stadium Muay Thai translated as Thai Kickboxing is a hard martial art and the national sport of Thailand. It is known as the "King of the Ring" in kickboxing circles. The fighters use punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent. The training methods develop devastating power, speed and excellent cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit.

Recommend Stadium:
Ratchadamnoen Stadium & School located on Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd.
How to get there: Ratchadamnoen Stadium is on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue only a few minutes walk from Khao San Road.
Contact: Tel : 0 2281 4205, 0 2281 0879, 0 2280 1684 to 6
Opening Hours: Every Mon, Wed and Thu from 6.30 pm. - 10.30 pm., and Sunday from 5.00 pm. - 8.00 pm. and 8.30 pm. - 12.00 pm.
Ticket Prices: 500, 1,000 & 1,500 Baht (ringside). Special discount on Sunday nights
Snooker & Pool Many bars and pubs in the Khao San Road area offer Snooker & Pool tables.
- Bangkok Bar: 147 Soi Rambutree, Chakrapong Rd, Chanasongkram; Tel: 0 2629 4443
- Buddy Beer: 265 Soi Khao san Rd.; Tel: 0 2629 4477
- Gulliver's Tavern: 2/2 Khaosan Rd., Taladyod Phranakorn; Tel: 0 2629 1988
- Lava: 249 Khao San Road Banglampoo Phra Nakhon; Tel: 0 2281 6565
- Tom Yum Gung: 9 Trokmayom Jakapong Rd. Banglampoo Phra Nakhon; Tel: 0 2629 2772
Mayompuri 1. Mayompuri
Mayompuri is a new tropical concept in Khao San area. The provide carnival atmosphere with an enjoyable crowd. Their music, food and beverages will show you another side of Thailand. It’s a paradise within a city.
How to get there: Mayompuri is located on 22 Chakraphong Rd., Taladyod, Phranakorn. It’s within a walking distance from Khao San Road.
Contact: Tel: 0 2 629 3883 to 4
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 pm.- 1.00am.
Tom Yum Kung Restaurant 2. Tom Yum Kung Restaurant
If you fancy magnificent Thai dishes and fresh, quality food in stunning settings and stylish atmosphere look no further than Tom Yum Kung Restaurant. Located in an eye catching, renovated old house is an excellent place to dine with friends and family.
How to get there: 2 Charoen Krung Rd., Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane) Siphya, Bangrak, It is within a walking distance from the Khao San Road.
Contact: Tel: 0 2266 0139, 0 2266 0123
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 02.00 am.
1. Prakorb's House
Prakorb’s House is a hostel with a garden dining area located away from the hustle & bustle of the Khao San Road. The front ir marked by the long-running cafe which offers a good selection of coffees, teas and shakes made from avocado and pomelo. Thai and western food is on the menu as well.
How to get there: Prakorb's House is located on 52 Khaosan Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2281 1345
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm – 12.00 am.
Sunset Bar & Garden Restaurant 2. Siam Oriental Inn
If you are looking for a mix of Thai and western cuisine visit Siam Restaurant which is just next to the Siam Oriental Inn hostel. The restaurant is opened 24 hours a day. You can enjoy varieties of cocktails and drinks.

How to get there: Siam Oriental Inn Restaurant is located on 190, Khaosan Rd., Banglampoo (Khao San Road) Bangkok
Contact: Tel: 0 2629 0312; Fax: 0 2629 0313
Sunset Bar & Garden Restaurant 3. Sunset Bar & Garden Restaurant
Sunset Bar & Garden Restaurant i yet another place where fans of Thai and western cuisine will find something suitable for themselves. Beautiful courtyard encourage to dine outside of this colonial style building.

How to get there: Sunset Bar & Garden Restaurant is located on 201 Soi Sunset Street, Khao San Road.
Contact: Tel: 0 2282 2565
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am.- 02.00 am.
La Casa La Casa
Missing a delicious Italian style pizza? Visit La Casa restaurant! While enjoying the treat admire how the owners managed to mix Thai elements like Buddha images into the European interior.

How to get there: La Casa is located on the Banglampoo (Khao San Road) Bangkok
Contact: Tel: 0 2629 1627
Sakura House Sakura House
Sakura House is the Little Tokyo in Bangkok. All varieties of Japanese food are served. It’s popular with locals for lunch and visitors who want to sit at wooden tables the Japanese way. A bit tricky to find as you must take a lift and get to the upper floor.

How to get there: 98 / 1 Soi Rambutri area / Building 4th Fl.
Contact: Tel: 0 2282 0303
Ethos International Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant 1. Ethos International Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
If organic Thai, Indian, Italian and Middle Eastern dishes are your thing, visit Ethos International Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant. The restaurant’s chefs do not use preservatives or artificial colours and flavors in their dishes. The restaurant attracts crowds who are into spirituality and yoga. It has a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

How to get there: Ethos International Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant is located on 82/5 Tanao Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2282 2748
May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant 2. May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant
One of the best vegetarian restaurants in the area which has been serving hippie-types since 1988.

How to get there: May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant is located on 59 Rachadamnuen Rd, Banglampoo (near Khao San Rd, alley behind Burger King)
Contact: Tel: 0 2281 7699, 08 9137 3173
Thamna Hometaurant 3. Thamna Hometaurant
Thamna Hometaurant serves Thai and Western vegetarian meals using organic dairy, olive oil, free range eggs, germinated brown rice, organic tofu and mushrooms coming directly from the owners of the farm. The restaurant is located in a renovated two-stories shop house which has been built in 1940s. It has a Wi-fi access.
How to get there: Thamna Hometaurant is located on 175 Samsen Rd., Phranakorn, Banglamphu 10200 (at btwn Soi 3 & Soi 5)
Contact: Tel: 0 2282 4979, 08 9810 1451
Shewa Spa 1. Chaidee Massage
Experienced therapist who studied in the therapist who studied by Temple famous Pho and various places are said the head temple of Thai Massage, and have a variegated technique and a long massage career worldwide.

How to get there: Take a taxi to Khao San Road
Contact: Tel: 0 2629 2174
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00am. – 12.00 am.
Shewa Spa 2. Shewa Spa
Shewa Spa is a modern beauty and massage salon in the heart of the old center of Bangkok. It started as a small shop and has become a famous place for tourists.

How to get there: Rambudtree (or Rambuttri) Rd. is a pleasant street leading from Chakaprong Rd. to Tanao Rd. Rambuttri Rd. goes parallel with Khao San Road. Next to Shewa Spa's is a small alley that brings you to Khao San Road.

If you are walking in Khao San Road, coming from the temple or the policestation, watch the signs at the left side. When you see the signs at the photo, you found the small alley that leads to Shewa Spa in Rambutri Rd. The name of the alley is 'Susie walking street' At the end of that alley: go to the left. Just at the corner with tHanon Rambutri, you see Shewa's place.
Contact: Tel: 0 2629 0701
1. Khao San Road Market
Khao San Road is a short road in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Banglamphu neighborhood (Phra Nakhon district) about 1 km north from the Grand Palace with Wat Phra Kaew. It has developed over the years into probably the most profound worldwide example of a "backpackers' ghetto", with relatively cheap accommodation compared to other areas of central Bangkok. The accommodation varies from 'mattress in a box' style hostels, to full Western-standard luxury. Crafts, paintings, clothes, pirate CDs, DVDs, fake educational diplomas, fake driver's licenses, food, second hand books and many other items useful to backpackers are among the common goods traded along the road.

How to get there: Taxi / Bus routes 2, 15, 47, 59, 60, 68, 70, 79, 203, 503
Shewa Spa 2. Bang Lamphu Market
Bang Lamphu Market, which takes up most of the footpath space along Krai Si and Tani roads, has stall after stall of cheap garments and food. Sandwiched between these two streets is Banglamphu Department Store, which is itself home to dozens of reasonably priced clothing stores, a large number of which do a roaring trade in uniforms for university students.

How to get there: Taxi / Bus routes 15, 65
Brick Bar 1. Brick Bar
For those of you searching for live music that can really get you dancing, try spending an evening at Brick Bar in Khao san Road. Ska and reggae bar with live music performances. The interior is in old-fashioned Western style. Very popular with locals, and extremely crowded in weekends. Cost: The night that 150 baht cover at the door, which entitled you to one drink (Heineken, Smirnoff, San Miguel, etc.)

How to get there: Bus routes 2, 47, 59, 60, 68, 70, 79, 203, 503, 511. Take a taxi service
Hippie de Bar 2. Hippie de Bar
Psychedelic interior with mismatched furniture, but not really hippie style. Outside is a nice place to chill with a beer or cocktail. It's a bit off the main street, so no noise from there, but the (reggae and tropical) music is a bit too loud for talking.

How to get there: Bus routes 2, 47, 59, 60, 68, 70, 79, 203, 503, 511. Take a taxi service.
The Club 3.The Club
The Club is an electronic dance music super club on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Special events, often with DJs from other parts of the world, are held regularly. The Club now is one of the most famous and successful nightclubs in the Bangkok. It has the best crowd in Bangkok where tourists mix with locals. Expect jumping, cheering, and even crowd surfing.

How to get there: Bus routes 2, 47, 59, 60, 68, 70, 79, 203, 503, 511. Take a taxi service