Aside from hosting hundreds of dirt cheap backpacker’s hostels (as well as middle priced boutique type hotels), Khao San Road has lived to its reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated backpacker’s mecca because of how it has developed into a 24 by 7 party hive for every foreign tourist in Bangkok.
in Khao San, it is a MUST to:
binge on local side walk foods such as the pad thai
eat cockroaches and other insects that are deemed not edible in your local country
use a tabo (water dipper) as your ‘solo’ shot glass when drinking beer
in accordance to the item above, use a straw when drinking a beer
dance the gangnam style again (we went there gangnam style was at its peak)
take an obligatory photo with a tuktuk
take an obligatory photo with the famous “I love Kao Shan” edifice
take an obligatory photo of an authentic Siamese Cat
dance your heart out w/ some street urg, break dancers
use some shopping for souvenir shirts at 150 bhat each.
have an authentic thai massage – before your drinking binge (not a good idea though haha)
and well, just get drunk and be with drunk, happy, crazy people from all over the world.