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Shops and Shopping in Bangkok, Page 13, Khao San Road, and Market
Shops and Shopping in Bangkok, Page 13, Khao San Road, and Market
Shops and Shopping in Bangkok, Page 13, Khao San Road, and Market

Khao San Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand....back packers paradise

The word Khao San itself means milled rice and is an attribution to the historical role of this street in the rice trade. The first business to open on Khao San Road was a small hotel aimed at serving civil servants from the provinces who came to Bangkok on business. The hotel was followed by Sor Thambhakdi, a shop selling monks' accessories. It was followed by four similar businesses, and Khao San became known as a religious road.

Word soon spread about the easy lifestyle and friendliness of the locals. Friends told friends, and before long, the owner of the house started to charge 20 Baht for food and lodging.

Today, there is a lot more than six small bedrooms on offer. In the span of just a couple of blocks, there are bars, food stalls, restaurants, convenience stores, pharmacies, Internet cafe’s, money changing booths, ATM's, shoe stores, massage parlours, tailors, travel agencies, laundry services, boxing gyms, optometrists, endless warrens of suspiciously discounted designer clothes and watches - and rooms for the night.

Shops and Shopping in Bangkok, Page 13, Khao San Road, and Market
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