<> Bang Lamphu

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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) (Thaiถนนข้าวสาร) is a short street in central BangkokThailand. 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.




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Transport

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. 

Waterways: Nearby inland canal Saen Saep for express transfer behind the city into zone of Bang Lamphu, Rattanakosin and Chinatown or via Chao Phraya river serviced by ferry boat Chao Phraya river ferry












Accommodation - Major

mainly budget accommodation.  Agoda Hotel search Khaosan Rd or all Agoda Hotel zones Bangkok









Attractions

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).

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tour zone features Bang Lamphu

Cultural: High Shopping: Medium
Family: High Popular tours: Med
Nightlife: Med-High


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    Eating

    So many worthy nominees, Bangkok (Thailand) is a champion of culinary taste delights.
    • Bang Lamphu has many dining locations include a few stunning vantages points along the river, however none so popular
      as "Khao San Rd, with three (3) zones, Busy - not so and quiet and they all boarder each other, refer map image link above.
    • A major aspect of local culture is street food, if you need a few tips try Thai food $1 Menu, ideally you should have a local host or a few drinks to give you the confidence to try (try NOT die). 







    Rooftop

    • Bang Lamphu does not boast any significant rooftop venues in terms of retail Hospitality, however you should visit Wat Saket / Golden Mount, which was once upon a time the highest point in Bangkok, here you will have 360 degree view 








    Nightlife

    • Bang Lamphu, being next to grand palace zone of Rattanakosin is generally expected to be quiet, however being a back packers it's home to Nightlife zone khao San Road, it's not just for the young at heart, it's mixing pot of night bazaar trendy bars and clubs 








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    Dusit Thani NW 3.5km: Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like!  Dusit 
    Khaosan Rd W 4km: walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd Khaosan Rd 
    Rattanakosin Hotels W 4.5km: Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) Rattanakosin 
    Bang Lamphu W 4km: A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd <> Bang Lamphu 
    Thonburi SW 5.3km: Old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs Thonburi 
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    Sukhumvit Hotels E 3km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems Sukhumvit general 
    Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing <> Chatuchak 
    Ratchathewi N 2km: Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up Phayathai > Ratchathewi 
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    Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
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    Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: Street food mania High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
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    Siam Centre centre of town - retail Low: retail tourism High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
    Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High - influence of Chinese  High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
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