Khaosan road is near Bang Lam Phu and Ratchadamnern Klang road. It has cheap accommodations, making the road popular among foreign tourists.
This area used to be a very prospering place for rice trading in the reign of King Rama VI. It becomes one of the most visited attractions for foreign tourists. This is because Khao San Road offers a lot of guesthouse type of accommodations so it is very convenient. Also, the location is very good that it is right in the city center close to many important tourist destinations including the Grand Palace, Bowon Niwet temple, Saket temple, Ratchanatda temple, Democracy Monument, National Museum and also shopping places like Bang Lamphu, Phra Chan pier, Phra Arthit Road as well as Santi Chaiprakan park. The charm of Khao San Road that attracts foreign tourists is that at night, it is the joint of international restaurants that could be regular places and street food vendors so foreigners can try different kinds of Thai food with convenience. There are also many places for live music and different kinds of shops and services. Therefore, Khao San Road is one of the most popular places to hang out for foreign tourists in Bangkok.