in Thai means rice, this use
to be a place where rice is sold (uncooked) that's where the
name came from. Now it is the gate way for economy class tourist
where cheap accommodations and active night life is offered.
The night life in Khaosan is very lively from cheap street
side restaurants to large establishments. The ambiance is quite
unique a mixture of foreign tourist and young locals in a present
day street side Bangkok setting with international music.
Many services are offered here from hair beads services to
10 baht Padthai (Thai stir fried noodles).
It is a nice place for people watching. It is a gathering place
of people from all over the world. People from each country
with different culture and background are unique. If you are
an observer you will see a behavior pattern which will identify
the origin of people from each country. Just sit have a beer
and relax enjoy watching the world go by.Khao San is Thailand's famous backpacker ghetto.
Out in the street, young travelers nurse beers at plastic
tables, while others line up at food stalls to sample sliced
pineapple, vegetarian noodles and banana pancakes. Tuk-tuk
drivers hail passengers at the corner, while Indian tailors
pace the sidewalk in front of their stores, chanting their
standard mantra ("Sir, try a suit. Very good price,
sir."). Sidewalk vendors hawk jewelry and cigarette
lighters, bootleg tapes and fake press passes; storefront
vendors sell souvenirs ranging from Nepalese jackets to
Balinese masks to novelty T-shirts that read "SEX INSTRUCTOR
(First Lesson Free)."