Thanon Khao San


From seedy backpacker ghetto of the 1980s to atmospheric flashpacker central of the current times, Th Khao San has undergone a considerable image makeover through the years. However, the undying energy and charm of the pedestrianised road remains quite intact, and a network of cheerful side streets complement the iconic thoroughfare to constitute a unique tourist ecosystem featuring some excellent sleeping, eating and drinking options for every traveller.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Banglamphu attractions

2. National Gallery

0.17 MILES

Housed in a building that was the Royal Mint during the reign of Rama V, the National Gallery’s permanent exhibition is a rather dusty and dated affair…

3. Wat Bowonniwet

0.25 MILES

Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet (known colloquially as Wat Bowon) is the national headquarters for the Thammayut monastic sect, a reformed version of Thai…

4. October 14 Memorial

0.25 MILES

A peaceful amphitheatre commemorates the civilian demonstrators who were killed by the military during a pro-democracy rally on 14 October 1973. Over 200…

5. National Museum


Thailand's National Museum is home to an impressive collection of items dating from throughout the country's glittering past. Most of the museum's…

7. Thammasat University

0.41 MILES

Much of the saga that followed Thailand’s transition from monarchy to democracy has unfolded on this quiet riverside campus. Thammasat University was…

8. Democracy Monument

0.41 MILES

The Democracy Monument is the focal point of the grand, European-style boulevard that is Th Ratchadamnoen Klang. As the name suggests, it was erected to…