Bang Lamphu is an area approx 5kms West of Siam Centre.
The area is inland of Rattanakosin (Grand Palace) and extends to cover the area of Khao San Rd on the northern part of Rattanakosin, Bangkok's backpacker mecca.
Khaosan Road (spoken as Khao Sarn Road) (Thai: ถนนข้าวสาร) is a short street in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Banglamphu area of (Phra Nakhon district) about 1 km north of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew in the tour zone of Rattanakosin.
"Khaosan" translates as "milled rice", a reminder that in former times the street was a major Bangkok rice market. In the last 20 years, however, Khaosan Road has developed into a world famous "backpacker ghetto". It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from 'mattress in a box' style hotels to reasonably priced 3-star hotels. In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan.
or view in Google doc with summary of zones (option to download)
Airport: Skytrain to/from airport including timetable. Tip: Peak hour traffic warning.
Land: major transport systems BTS (skytrain) and MRT (Subvway) do not service this area, you need to use public buses otherwise taxi car, tuktuk or motor bike.
Accommodation - Major
There are quite a few historical and cultural attractions as it is next to Rattanasokin, the area of the Grand Palace
Apart from the famous Icons of the Grand Palace, this area is also home to Khaosan Rd which has become a famous trendy backpacker zone, which is where East meets West with a crazy and memorable entanglement and humour. "Khaosan" is a street is is also referred to as an area which comprises three (3) zones, map images Khaosan Rd 3 x zones (includes google street view to cruise the streets).
So many worthy nominees, Bangkok (Thailand) is a champion of culinary taste delights.