The Khao San Road was the eldorado for backpackers in the 1980s because there were cheap and simple overnight accommodations. Unfortunately, the hostels are being replaced by mid-range hotels and the small merchants by large chains.
Nevertheless, here is the party life and in my opinion the Khao San Road is a must for a visit in Bangkok. The area around Khao San Road is full of tourists and backpackers from all over the world. Thais are just here to work. Every two meters something is praised to us. The offer ranges from various food specialities and Thai massages, to pubs with live music, to clothes and children’s toys.
Tailor-made suits with complete outfits in the style of famous design companies, full tattoo shops and exotic tastings like fried insects, larvae and scorpions. At the insect stands there are signs that photographing costs 100 TB. I can well imagine that everyone wants to take a picture and only a few try it.
If you want to escape Bangkok and the hustle and bustle around the Khao San Road, you can book a ticket for the night train, a speedboat or the bus to all conceivable places in Thailand in the many travel agencies around the Khao San Road.
We like the hustle and bustle on Khao San Road, we walk the streets and Sveeja is drawn to the pubs with live music. We nibble on the fruit, eat banana roti and try a few quail fried eggs which are very deliciously prepared. Of course Durian is also offered.