The capital of Thailand, Bangkok has 50 districts to it’s urban sprawl, housing over 20 million. Popular areas include Rattanakosin Island in the Phra Nakhon district, which houses the now famous Khao San Road. With it’s blend of cheap accommodation options ranging from Hostels to higher end boutique hotels, it’s a central hub for the pilgrimage of worldwide backpackers who head there.
Located only half a mile from the must see attraction of the Grand Palace, and the major temples including Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the National museum, this area of Banglamphu has for years drawn travellers from all over the globe.
The area is also a travel hub for onward travel to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam, with various travel agents arranging Visa’s and coaches to these and all major destinations across Thailand, be it North to Chiang Mai or to the Islands based in the south.
Getting around locally is easiest by Tuk Tuk’s, using the river taxi’s or the BTS skytrain or MRT underground. There is also an elevated Rail link to the airports.