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Saturday, 17 January 2009 11:40
The word Kaosan in Thai means rice, this use to be a place where rice are sold (uncooked) that's where the name came from. Now it is the gate way for economy class tourist where cheap accommodations and active night life is offered.
The night life in Kaosan is very lively from cheap street side restaurants to large establishments. The ambiance is quite unique a mixture of foreign tourist and young locals in a present day street side Bangkok setting with international music. Many services are offered here from hair beads services to 10 baht Padthai (Thai stir fried noodles).
An important community which grew with the Royal city, it is a centre of government, art and culture. The road lines the Chao Phraya river bank with the palaces of nobles and courtiers and ordinary houses on both sides of the road. The prosperity of the Phra Athit Road community has been intertwined with the history of Bangkok up to the present.
The building of large palaces started in the reign of King Rama III, with architectural influences from China and Europe. Some palaces have been converted into offices and modern buildings, and the community's way of life has been completely transformed from before.
This is Silom Road, the commercial heart of the city. Like all major roads in Bangkok, the traffic congestion is horrific, but the new elevated subway (seen up right), which opened late in 1999, should help.
To the south of Sukhumvit, the area around Silom Road and Sathorn Road is Thailand's sober financial center by day, but Bangkok's primary party district by night when quarters like the infamous Patpong come alive.Suriwongse Road -The Entrance to Patpong road and the gay paradise opposite to it.
The Ratchadaphisek Rd. from the intersection with Rama IX Rd. to Sutthisan Rd.has many interesting entertainment facilities, hotels, restaurants, discotheques, karaoke lounges, and massage parlours.
Starting from the Ratchada-Rama IX intersection, on the left there are new Cleopatra and the Amsterdam massages. On the right, there are Uthopia massage and two discotheques. The new entertainment complex called "Siam Niramit" has just been opened recently.
Four shopping centers are located within walking distances. They are : Lotus, Siam Jusco,Carrefour and Robinson. On this road there areat least 8 hotels and several massage parlours.
Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:43