The Charm of Khaosan Road

Street Food Asia
The Charm of "Khaosan Road": Where World Travelers Meet

Netflix’s Street Food Asia is a popular food docuseries featuring culinary stories from many different interesting angles to its viewers. In each episode, the docuseries serves up fascinating insights into the cook, the menu, the tastes, and many other aspects of the street food scene. When the show stopped by Thailand, viewers around the world got a chance to see the beautiful city of Bangkok.

Bangkok is unarguably one of the world’s top cities and a place that every traveler wants to visit at least once in their lives – just like Tokyo, London, or Paris. For many international travelers, Khaosan Road in Bangkok is like the first frontier at the start of their trips in Thailand, just before exploring “Food Destinations” featured in Street Food Asia.

Khaosan Road: Small road, big sensation

At a length of only 400 meters, Khaosan Road is just a short street but it has a big reputation. Located in Talad Yod Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, it links Tanao Road with Chakrapong Road – two major commercial areas around Rattanakosin Island. Since the first few guesthouses and shops opened here back in the day, Khaosan Road today has earned global fame as a meeting point for travelers. With its wide choice of accommodations, shops, restaurants, and many other lively venues, it welcomes visitors, day and night.

Khaosan Road comes alive after sunset. The darker the day gets, the wilder this street becomes. Here you will find street food vendors packed along both sides of the street, serving ready-to-eat Thai food classics, like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Kung, mango with sticky rice, and even various kinds of fried insects – a favorite among the more adventurous travelers. If you just want to sit down, listen to music, and sip cold drinks, you will never run out of choices here.

Accommodations are available to suit a wide range of budgets. An eclectic collection of guesthouses, apartments, daily-monthly rental rooms, or traditional hotels are ready to welcome guests from all around the world.

Apart from the shops, restaurants, and accommodation options, it’s also easy to find many useful services like Thai massage parlors, hairdressers, and travel agents, making this street stand out as a one-stop destination for new arrivals to Thailand. Above all, no other street in Thailand can bring together people from so many different cultures as this place. If you want to learn about different cultures or get to know new friends from foreign countries, head over to Khaosan Road – a street with a unique character that travelers can only experience here.


Getting to Khaosan Road is easy, with many buses heading here, including No. 3, 6, 9, 56, 64, and 68. You can also take the subway to the Sam Yot or Sanam Chai MRT stations, then take a motorcycle taxi to Khaosan Road. You can also take a boat to Phra Arthit Pier, then take a motorcycle taxi from there the short ride to Khaosan Road.

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