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Khaosan Walking Street

Bangkok has a new trend that’s bound to delight pedestrians everwhere: The return of official walking streets! This new project from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) sees popular neighbourhoods all over Thailand transform areas into walking streets for tourists and locals to explore and enjoy. Even better for guests at ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai is the fact that one of the three main ones in Bangkok so far is the Khaosan walking street! Get your excitement up as you read on about what’s in store.

Khaosan walking street: Culture shows, street food & more!

Set to take place every Monday from 6pm onwards, pedestrians can look forward to an array of cultural activities. The entire Khaosan road gets closed off, with a stage being erected next to Chana Songkhram police station. That main stage will be where talented students perform various traditional Thai dances as well as charming musical interludes. MCs speaking both Thai and English will keep onlookers informed about what they are watching. In short, the Khaosan walking street will be an easy way to enjoy free Thai cultural shows in an informal, relaxed setting! So remember to make sure your camera or smartphone is fully-charged to take as many pictures as you need.

What else is available?

  • Food and drink booths from local businesses. Be sure to try Thai food classics like Pad Thai or mango sticky rice. There are also tempting western specialities in case tourists feel homesick.
  • Interactive Muay Thai demonstrations. This traditional fighting art is popular for a reason! Limber up and get those elbows and knees ready for action.
  • On-the-spot portraits. Become a muse for a day and enjoy the anticipation as your portrait gets instantly created by a talented local artist.

All this and more, alongside the usual colourful characters that make Khaosan a classic tourist draw. Be sure to make Monday your street exploration day!

Other Bangkok walking streets

Enjoyed the Khaosan walking street and want to experience the other ones, too? Look no further for more information below.

  • Yaowarat (Chinatown) walking street: Foodies, listen up! Head on over to Yaowarat road from Friday – Sunday in the evenings from 7pm til midnight to browse the classic street food selection without dodging cars. The trial period has started since December. It’s easier than ever to reach from our hotel! Simply grab a taxi to MRT station Sanam Chai, then it’s only a few stations to MRT Wat Mangkorn. Remember to come hungry!
  • Silom walking street: It’s also time to experience a new, car-free side of Silom! Normally known as a business hub, it’s also home to numerous famous eateries. Get ready to explore these different stalls by foot and mark those calendars from noon til 10pm on every third Sunday of every month! To head there, simply get a taxi from the hotel to MRT Station Sanam Chai. Then, ride onwards til MRT Silom station.

Your best Bangkok hotel for exploring

If you want to be only moments away from unique events, you need to pick the right Bangkok hotel to stay! And one thing’s for sure, being in Bangkok’s old town neighbourhood means you are as close as can be to many key attractions. From the riverside to the Grand Palace, important temples and buzzing street-food and raucous parties… you can have it all! It’s one of Bangkok’s still most walkable neighbourhoods, which winding alleyways and interesting nooks and crannies with street art and more to discover. This is one of the many reasons why staying at ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai is a fabulous choice for the budget-conscious yet stylish traveller.

Relax and recharge

That being said, you’ll still need to unwind from all that walking around exploring street markets! Luckily for hotel guests, ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai is full of cute spots to rest and recharge. Relax by the uniquely photogenic rainbow pool, with three different depths. Enjoy the daily poolside happy hour, or book a poolside massage! Otherwise, grabbing a quick nap in your hotel room is always a good idea. The ibis SweetBed makes sweet dreams easier than ever. As a 215-room economy design hotel, comfort and style go hand in hand here. The three room types mean there’s a room for every travel preference. Want to see what we mean?

  • Standard room: A classic choice. Available in twin or double bed configuration. Two different colourways that feature Thai design with a modern spin.
  • Triple room: Three’s never a crowd! This funky room type sleeps three adults for a cozy and fun experience.
  • Family room: A popular choice for families! This spacious room type has ample room for 4 adults, or a family with kids.

It pays to stay as a member! Sign up for free to be an ALL (Accor Live Limitless) member and earn points with every stay. The higher the points, the more benefits and perks you can enjoy. Remember to stay tuned for special member’s-only sales as well!

Walking streets go nation-wide

Don’t think that Bangkok will have all the walking street fun! Once you’ve explored your fill of the Khaosan walking street and co., set your sights further! The TAT has released plans announcing special walking streets in each of Thailand’s provinces starting from this month onwards til March 2020. So tourists and locals with both have interesting events to check out in their province of choice.

ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai ☆☆☆address

42 Rambuttri Road Banglampu , 10200 Bangkok
Tel. +66 2 280 5434
Fax.+66 2 281 8153

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