Khaosan road is called as the “backpacker ghetto” as it offers various budget accommodations to the travelers at a very cheap price ranging from 200 Baht. “Khaosan” translates as “milled rice”, a reminder that, in former times the street was a major Bangkok rice market. In the last 20 years, however, Khaosan Road has developed into a world famous location for the travelers filled with various restaurants, Bars, clubs and budget Inns. It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from “mattress in a box”-style hotels to reasonably priced 4-star hotels. There are several pubs and bars, where backpackers meet to discuss their travels. The area is internationally known as a center of dancing, partying, and just prior to the traditional Thai New Year (Songkran festival) of April 13 to April 15, water splashing that, usually turns into a huge water fight.
What is Khaosan Road ?
Khaosan road better known as the “backpacker ghetto” has been emerged as the best backpacker’s capital in the South East Asia over the last 20 years. It is also a base of travel: coaches leave daily for all major tourist destinations in Thailand, from Chiang Mai in the north to Ko Pha Ngan in the south, and there are many relatively inexpensive travel agents who can arrange visas and transportation to the neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos Malaysia, and Vietnam.During late evening, the streets turn into bars and music is played, food hawkers sell barbecued insects, exotic snacks for tourists, and there are also locals flogging ping pong shows..