Khaosan Road or in Thai, Thanon Khaosan (Thanon means street in Thai) was used to be the location of courtiers’ residences. The most common productr of the area is milled rice (Khaosan means rice), so the road was named ‘Khaosan Road’ for this reason. Khaosan Road in the past. Photo by In the past, foreign

In the Ayutthaya period, the area is the frontier where Chinese junks moored. Some said the name ‘Tha Tien’ came from the fire incident in King Rama V’s period had burned down the place, so it was then named ‘Tha Tien’ (Tien means empty or clean). Or it came from Vietnamien who settleed down here