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Khao San Road Bangkok | How to Get to Khao San Road

Established almost 150 years ago, Khao San Road was originally the site of a “milled rice” (Khaosan) market. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a popular destination to shop and hang out for tourists, thanks to the numerous street stalls, cheap guest houses, cafes and laid back bars and clubs that line both sides of the road and the surrounding streets. From hair braiding to funky tees to second hand books it might be a backpacker’s heaven but it’s also popular with locals who come to enjoy the bohemian vibe and watch the tourists at play.

How to get to Khao San Road

Khao San Road

Chao Phraya Phra Athit Pier (N13)

Getting to Khao San Road is very easy and the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get to Khao San Road is by Chao Phraya river boat. Boats run up and down the Chao Praya River from early morning till night so you can hop on a boat at any time. Take Chao Phraya Tourist Boat (Chao Phraya Tourist Boat – One Day River Pass) from Sathorn (Central) Pier (Saphan Taksin BTS Station) and get off at Phra Athit Pier (N13). From the pier walk to Phra Arthit Road and then turn left. Follow the road past Phra Sumane Fort and continue another 300 meters to the intersection with Chakrabongse Road. Cross Chakrabongse Road then turn right and walk about 350 meters, Khao San Road is on your left. You may get to Khao San Road by Taxi, but do not take it during rush hour, it would cost you a lot.

What else around Khao San Road

Khao San Road

Democracy Monument
The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
– Phra Sumane Fort
– Phra Arthit Road
– Banglumpoo Market
– Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
– National Theatre

I went Khao San Road to celebrate Thai New Year but I do not have happy memories there, read Songkran Water Festival.