We enjoy spending time just ‘people watching’ and Chao San Road at night doesn’t disappoint. It’s always more enjoyable of course, with a bottle of Chang beer or Singha in hand!
Definitely not somewhere we would choose to spend a lot of time but interesting to see.
We didn’t try any of the local fare below…
There are street food tours and cooking classes everywhere. But most people come here to drink and people watch.
It’s all very colourful and lively.
The area and surrounding streets are a right of passage for backpackers and most people visiting Bangkok will visit here at least once.
You will spot, as well as in various stages of inebriation, western backpackers, ladyboys, other ‘ladies of the night,’ street performers, street traders and all sorts of chaotic and colourful people. It’s not all seedy and since our last visit we spotted some interesting little arty boutiques.
It’s near the river and the Grand Palace and there are Tuk Tuks to take you away when you’ve had enough. Just remember to agree a price first. Your hotel can guide you on how much you should expect to pay.