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Khao San Road in Bangkok, a great place to hang out.

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Khao San Road is usually the first place in Bangkok that young backpackers visit as its “ground zero” for travel to other parts of Thailand and Southeast Asia.  Not only can you find low-cost travel opportunities from Khao San, you can also talk to others of many nationalities who may have recently traveled to the same destinations that you’re interested in.  And you even find a travel mate.

It also a great place to find accommodations of all prices so that it’s pretty easy to find lodging suitable to your budget.  However, it’s more than just hotel rooms.  There are many restaurants, cafes, pubs with differing themes.   Just find a place to hang out and watch life pass you by.  And all on your budget.

There’s plenty to buy there and you won’t be disappointed in the prices.  Because Khao San is home to budget travelers, the prices of goods also reflect that.  I was there recently and I found the prices for clothing, other personal affects, souvenirs, and other items as good as anywhere in Bangkok.

I recommend that you visit Khao San even if you’re not a budget traveler.  There is definitely a buzz in the air there.  A real energy in seeing many nationalities in one location, all stationary for a few days, before they move on to their next stop.

All photographs taken with a Leica M8 and Noctilux 50mm f/1 lens.

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Written by leolaksi

March 29, 2009 at 7:24 am

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