Khaosan road is located near Bang Lam Phu and Ratchadamnoen Klang road. This area used to be a prosperous place for trading rice during the reign of King Rama VI, who graciously named the street “Khaosan road” which directly translates to “road of rice” in English.
In 1982, Bangkok hosted its 200th year celebration, many foreigners, including Hollywood filmmakers and their crews, came to Thailand for the festival. They rented guesthouses to stay at during their shooting. This gave house owners in the Khaosan road area a brilliant idea to rent out the vacant rooms in their houses to foreigners.
In the present, Khaosan road became one of the most visited attractions for foreign tourists. Because the prices for accommodations are cheap, the road became a popular option among foreign tourists. Moreover, the location is also very convenient as it is right in the center of the city, which has many important tourist destinations including the Grand Palace, Bowon Niwet temple, Saket temple, Ratchanadda temple, Democracy Monument, National Museum and also shopping places like Bang Lamphu, Phra Chan pier, Emquartier as well as IconSiam.
Khaosan road attracts people from every corner of the world with its unique nightlife that is like no other. It is where restaurants and street food vendors conveniently open and gather at night, so that foreigners can easily try different kinds of Thai food in one place. There are also bars for live music and all kinds of shops.
Khaosan Road is one of the most popular places to hang out during Thai New Year or Songkran as the street will have live concerts and be crowded with locals and tourists throwing water at each other. Khaosan Road opens daily from 15:00-02:00.