If you’re based in or around the Khao San Road, then this central traveler’s hub is conveniently based next to the most essential attractions and just on your doorstep and should not to be missed. The below list are all within a short 10-15 minute stroll, and the only advice required is to make sure your attire is suitable to attend, as a strict regime awaits.
If like myself, you thought your shorts and t-shirt were adequate, think again brother. You will be splashing out on some trendy trousers at 150 baht if your a guy wearing shorts, and for the ladies, ensure that your shoulders are covered, as if not you’ll be required to hire a multi-coloured blouse even your mother wouldn’t wear and will cost a pound and ruin your photo’s, be warned! That being said I’m now the proud owner of the said trousers……hey, they’re cool.
Here’s a run down of things to do:
1 Grand Palace royal residence – Coming in at 500 Baht, this is a very crowded popular site full of coach parties and organised trips. Suggest you get here early to miss the crowds.
2 Wat Phra Kaew – Within a section of the grand palace, the temple of the Emerald Buddha is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (Wat) in Thailand.
3 Wat Arun – Catch the Cross river ferry from the Terminal just past Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha for 10 Baht across to the Khun Mae Pueak pier. Great views from atop over looking the Grand palace,
4 Wat Pho Reclining Buddha – No trip to Bangkok is complete until you visit Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha, coming in at an impressive 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf. One of the largest complexes in the area, a must visit with plenty of great photography on offer.
5 Chao Phraya river boat – for a cheap river tour to escape the heat and humidity, then head down to Phra Arthit pier N13 which is situated next door to the Navali River resort hotel, a short stroll off the Khao San Road.
6 China Town – Head off to China town for some great street food from numerous stalls spread out through the main street and surrounding road – an entertaining night out.
Map Of Rattanakisin Island and places of interest