Banglampoo

A thrilling destination for urban explorers, nearly every building, temple, and market stall in Banglampoo has a story.

In Banglampoo, chatter and movement flow outward from Khaosan Road, an ever-evolving marketplace and bar scene for travelers on the Southeast Asia circuit. Although the incandescent path is Banglampoo's most recognizable landmark, there's more to this north Bangkok neighborhood than fish spas and henna tattoos. Banglampoo is just as much made from what you don't immediately see—locally famous noodle shops operate from apartment buildings' bottom floors and temples tuck into almost-quiet side streets.

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On the Map

Banglampoo is bordered by Chinatown, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok Noi, Dusit, Thonburi, and Pinklao

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Suvarnabhumi Airport: 35 minute drive or 1 hour by public transit and Airport Link Express
Khao San Road: 5 minute walk
Siam BTS Skytrain Station: 15 minute pubic transit
Asok BTS Skytrain Station: 40 minute public transit

Untamable Energy In Historic Bangkok

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Protected by the Crown Property Bureau, Banglampoo is one of the few places in Bangkok where historical identity is valued more highly than modernity.

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Temples, relics, and noodle shops sidle up to the banks of the Chao Praya River, a traditionally active transportation route.

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Best known for the ceaseless crowds and enterprising vendors along Khaosan Road, Banglampoo's quiet side might surprise its visitors.

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Compared to the bustling crowds along Khaosan Road, its locals live inconspicuously.

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Away from the masses, Banglampoo's inhabitants live life on porches and in parks.

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Neighbors gossip between doorways, slurp noodles, or snack on pan-fried roti between lunch and dinner.

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Local bands infuse local bars with local music.

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Khaosan Road: Unbridled Neighborhood Activity

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Backpackers often trek for thousands of miles to reach Khaosan Road, an internationally acclaimed destination for dancing and reverie.

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A Thai author once described the stretch of pavement as "a short road that has the longest dream in the world."

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On Khaosan Road, dreams manifest in countless shapes and colors.

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Street vendors haggle, henna tattoos stain, and fish make an afternoon snack of old skin.

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Khaosan Road's energy never abates.

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As night falls and stalls close, the road's bars, clubs, and lounges open their doors to travelers from near and far.

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Khaosan hearts you back.

Simple Lifestyles Steps Away from Khaosan Road

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Despite the seemingly inescapable energy of Khaosan Road, peaceful respites are mere steps away.

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Buddhist temples dot Banglampoo's side roads.

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Believers often stop to contemplate, to meditate, and to honor what is.

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Forts and relics remain nationally protected in Banglampoo.

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Gyms and recording studios offer locals personal retreats.

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Trees age with grace.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Brent Lewin is an award-winning photographer residing in Bangkok and Toronto. His personal work largely focuses on the plight of the Asian elephant in Thailand. Brent's work has been profiled and featured in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Discovery Channel Magazine, and the industry magazine Photo District News (PDN). Brent's work has also been recognized with over a dozen awards at many prestigious international contests.

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