Bangkok, in Thailand, is the party capital of South East Asia.
The capital city of Thailand is home to a shopping paradise, partying paradise, numerous beautiful temples and the window to the Thai world, the Grand Palace. Apart from these, the one distinctive place that offers almost everything in a kilometre stretch is the well known Khao San Road.
Here are the best reasons why one must absolutely visit this intoxication street in Bangkok:
1. Shopping and Souvenirs Galore
From swimming suits to beautifully embroidered Thai tops, there is so much to shop in Khao San that one can’t just get enough. It is highly recommended to put on your bargaining shoes and a big shopping bag before you start shopping.
2. Eateries and Street Food
From Corner Pad Thai to freshly made spring rolls, the eateries on Khao San Road are delicious and extremely affordable. The street food on Khao San Road is as good and hygienic as its eateries. A complete delight for a foodie
3. Bars like no other
Alcohol is the one thing that is as abundant as water in Thailand. Some interesting varieties of cocktails at enviable prices are available at the various bars. You can also pick one from the top five bars in Khao San Road.
4. Scorpions, Grasshoppers and more
Now that’s the weirdest and yet one of the most adventurous thing to do on Khao San Road. Taste the scorpions, grasshoppers and every other different kind of insects and make sure that you get a video of it to share it back home as well.
5. The Famous Thai Massage
The extremely relaxing Thai massage parlors are also present on Khao San Road. Costing anywhere between 150-600 Baht depending on the time, one can get a super relaxing massage and rejuvenate, beat the jet lag and get set for the all night party in the city.
6. Beauty Treatments For Women
There are a few Thai beauty salons that give state of the art beauty treatments to women. Adopting traditional Thai methods and herbs, a facial or a pedicure is a super relaxing and hugely pampering affair. Can be clubbed with body massages for discounted combo deals.
7. Silver and Junk jewellery
Khao San Road also happens to be home to some wholesale junk and silver jewellery at great prices. So all those who are into jewellery should definitely go for some jewellery shopping. It’ll be a great idea to shop in a group as one can ask for group discounts.
8. Live Music
Although the bars have a lot of professionals playing popular music, some of the subtler options with live music are available towards the end of the road. Rooftop live music performances are also available on the happening street.
A lot of people go for travel, elephant and other varieties of Thai tattoos. It is more like a ritual for youngsters from all corners of the world. Affordable and popular, this one thing should figure on your Thai Bucket List.
10. “Center of the Backpacking Universe”
Khao San is known for having the maximum number of nationalities on a single road stretch. People from different corners of the world come here, let their hair down, mingle and experience what a truly globalised world means.
Be it during a luxurious, backpacking or a volunteering travel trip to Bangkok, Khao San Road is equally loved and enjoyed by different kinds of travellers and is a Mecca of Wanderlust victims.
A definite constituent of the various things to do in Bangkok, it is an experience like no other.