Phra Athit Road is not far away from the infamous Khao San Road but it is one of the coolest, hippest streets I know. Much cooler than its more well-known neighbour. It’s not as crowded with people, particularly in the evenings, but that’s not a bad thing in my book. There are still enough goings on to get in the spirit of things. There are cafes and restaurants that sell delicious food, try Roti Mataba for a fabulous curry, or get your fill of live music and drink premium beer from any of the interesting bars along the road; try Good Story.
If you don’t fancy that there is always Santichaiprakan Park where you can relax and enjoy the river views, or take a few photographs of Phra Sumen Fort.
Whatever you want to do I recommend that you check out Phra Athit Road; it’s one of my favourite places to hang out and it might become one of yours too. 🙂
Getting there: It depends where you are coming from but one of the easiest ways is to take a boat to Phra Athit Pier. Otherwise, it’s a short walk from Khao San Road; which every taxi knows.