If Bangkok is a city where East greets West, then Khaosan Road is the scene of collision
Khaosan road… The world famous backpacker street located nearby the Banglampoo area of Bangkok, not far away from the Grand Palace. Judging by the truth-seeking travelers for over twenty years now, Khaosan road is favoured by them for its budget accommodation. Thus, this has been the base camp of choice in Thailand and South East Asia.
Obviously Khaosan road is also an attractive place to go shopping. This is an extensive market with a huge range of inexpensive goods, from souvenirs items, clothes, footwear, cosmetics to Thai handicrafts. There are plenty of shops for women’s readymade clothing, like dresses, skirts, accessories, shoes and bags. For men, there are plenty of stores selling personal-made tuxedos, which are a lot cheaper than in most Western countries.
Besides there are also few second hand book stores, many convenience stores and internet cafe’, banks and monetary exchanges, tour & travel small agents located here. All that makes it well worth a visit.
As always when buying at markets in Bangkok, remember to bargain. But don’t argue over a few Thai baht. Meet them somewhere in the middle.