Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

It's Bangkok's most popular gathering place for tourists, but it still remains very much in touch with its roots as a humble backpacker ghetto

Tribal trinkets

Tribal trinkets

Exotic tribal beads and bracelets were once trophies for hardcore backpackers, but they're now sold at Khao San Road's bustling street market

Street style

Street style

Braided hair, the wandering hippie's signature look, can be had for less than THB100 on Khao San Road

Meeting place

Meeting place

In the pre-internet era, secondhand bookstores served as venues for road warriors to swap books and travel information