The nighttime stalls on Khao San Road cater to young travelers and, as such, this is where you’ll find T-shirts with Thai phrases (‘same same but different!’), backpacker essentials, and selfie sticks. It’s worth the trip for the atmosphere alone—bass-thumping clubs, busy bars, and Internet cafes attract crowds of travelers, going or coming from all corners of Asia. The area just north of Khao San Road is a maze of small department stores, shops, and very affordable retail goods.