Bangkok’s party street is back

Khaosan Road

Images adapted from: Bangkok Post and @Pacharapapon

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Bangkok took an opportunity to full-on renovate Khaosan Road, the city’s famous party street, to a better self.

Regarding its reopening date, Bangkok deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said,”We expect to open Khaosan Road by August 2020.”

Khaosan Road

Image credit: @Pacharapapon

The revamp was initially set to finish by February 2020, but it was later postponed. 

Khaosan Road

The street has never been so clean!
Image credit: @Pacharapapon

Organised and beautified

Khaosan Road

Little poles are added to separate the road from pavements
Image credit: Inn News

It was apparent that the revamp did give the street a prettier look. Footpaths are now wider with a smooth and levelled surface. 

Khaosan Road

Let’s hope to never see people swimming in the flooded Khaosan road again
Image credit: @Dickyman96

Besides its new look, the road’s drainage system has also been cleaned and improved to fix any flooding problems during heavy rains.  

“We also tasked the Phra Nakhon District Office and Drainage and Sewerage Dept with cleaning out pipes to prevent flooding in the area,” assured the deputy governor.

More renovations to come

Mr Phattiyakul also revealed that Khaosan Road is just the starting point of the whole area.

“In the next phase, we will renovate Rambuttri and Tani Roads to beautify the Banglamphu area,” he added.

No more tripping over uneven bricks while drunk – hooray!

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