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Banglam poo / Khao San Road

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   Khao San Road - The popular book 'The Beach' famously described Khao San Road as "the centre of the backpacking universe". Judging by the truth-seeking travellers who converge here to shop, exchange tales and prepare for their next stint on the backpacker trail, it's a phrase that sums it up pretty much perfectly.

    Packed into a 1km long strip are countless budget guesthouses and mid-range hotels, internet cafes, swanky bars and clubs, restaurants, massage parlours, travel agents, bookshops, market stalls, tattoo shops and much, much more. So much in fact, that the people, peddlers and party spirit have spilled over into nearby Soi Rambuttri. With its carefree, anything-goes vibe, it's quite unlike anywhere else in Bangkok, and so infectious is its atmosphere it's also popular with locals, especially young hipsters and art students

     Located in one of Bangkok's older neighborhoods, this area has evolved into a shopping area for quality goods at bargain prices, sidewalk cafes and street merchants. Khao San Road is al well-known among foreigner tourists. There are cheap apartment and also Available in silver jewelry, clothes, and international restaurants serving all the side streets.

How to Get There: From U-Tiny by taxi or hotel shuttle to Airport Rail Station take a train till the ending Phaya Thai Station * get of and take the BTS (Bangkok Sky train-Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station) and go out through Exit No. 2. and walk to nearby Chao Phraya Express Boat Pier Take Express Boat upriver to Banglam Poo Pier N13 Exit pier and walk short distance to Phra Athit Rd. Turn left and follow Phra Athit Rd. past Phra Sumeru Fort on your left and continue another 300m to intersection with Chakrapongse Rd. Cross Chakrapongse Rd. then turn right and proceed for about 350m to Khao San Rd. which will intersects on your left.

OR

take a taxi from U-Tiny hotel about 1 hour drive (taxi fare per traffic minimum 500 THB)