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Streets, Beats & Eats – Khao San Road Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Travel

Good ole' Khao San Road.

Good ole’ Khao San Road.

Sure, it’s the backpacker ghetto of Bangkok, but it’s still a great place to let loose and have a good time. For cheap drinks, yummy street food, a quirky night market, and lots of dancing, you just can’t beat a stroll along Khao San Road.

“Khao San Road – the backpacker ghetto of Bangkok. If you like to party, chances are you’ll end up here.

Along this street, you can shop for art, new threads, funky ethnic minority handicrafts, and even glow toys. Or you could just sit back and get a massage. There’s live music here every night, so you’ve got plenty of options for rocking out.

You can’t party on an empty stomach, and you don’t have to worry about that here. If you’re into street food, you’re gonna love it on Khao San Road. You could easily snack your way up and down the street all night, as there are so many tasty and cheap options to choose from.

This place was a bit tough to find, but it was totally worth it. We heard rumors of amazing pad Thai here, and it didn’t disappoint. Watch the masters at work outside whipping up this famous Thai dish. Look at that – a culinary work of art. Load it up with a variety of garnishes and spices to make the perfect plate.

There’s more than just Thai food around here. Authentic Israeli cuisine can be found around the corner at Shoshana. Who doesn’t love a huge plate of hummus, pita bread, and schwarma?

Now it’s time to hit the street again to walk off that dinner. If you’re looking to catch a cheap buzz, grab a bottle of Sangsom rum and some cola. It doesn’t taste great, but it gets the job done. Now you’re ready to hit the night market for a stroll.

There’s no shortage of bars here, so grab a drink and chat with fellow travelers while you listen to Thai dudes jam some Creedence.

Things get a bit rowdy the later it gets, and you can definitely turn it up to 11 here. You might even find some special balloons. All in a night’s work partying on Khao San Road.”

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