Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Thai Time..., Koh lipe, Thailand travel blog

Thai Time...

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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... walks and afternoons on the beach. Last night we went out for a seafood barbecue which is really popular on all the Thailand Islands, every restaurant displaying there daily catches in front in a boat display usually with the fish surrounded in ice, you ...

Kanchanaburi - River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... bar.  The owner, a Thai guy named K who grew up in Switzerland and Germany, studied in England and now lives in Kanchanaburi, so he plays interpreter for us when needed.  K explains Buddhism to us and what life is like for the average person in ...

Erewan and the bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Erewan and the bridge over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... into a gas station on the way back.  He drank all he could handle and we were back on our way to Kanchanaburi for a relaxing afternoon exploring the bridge over the River Kwai, the floating restaurants, the war cemetery and the cute rustic ...

Royal Elephant Kraal, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Royal Elephant Kraal

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We just happened to be in town when a very important ceremony was to take place, the blessing of the new posts for the Royal Elephant Kraal. In order to give some perspective you need to understand some history first--- (over 200 years ago) only Kings ...

Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... as we just sat back and relaxed in the sun! All in all we had a really amazing day..... Next stop was Ayutthaya, Thailand's original capital city, we planned to hang around there for a few of days, however after arriving we soon realised the ...

Little Fish and Big Cats, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Little Fish and Big Cats

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 186 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Scattered clouds Wow, wow, wow! What a great day! Where do I begin? Kevin decided that he would have a common "treatment" here in Bangkok.....the "fish massage". This is essentially a big fish ...

Doi Suthep- Part III: Being Hungry, Doi Suthep, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part III: Being Hungry

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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The meals at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep are simple but good.  At 6:30 a.m., we have breakfast, which usually consists of some flat or transparent noodles in broth with lots of green vegetables.  Lunch, which is served at 11:00 a.m., is centered ...

Peace, Love and Serenity....., Koh lipe, Thailand travel blog

Peace, Love and Serenity.....

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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To say that I have found Paradise would be hard to really understand unless you have seen what Maureen and I see every morning when we wake up on this Island. Our Trip out here from Langkawi was easy, just an 1 hour 45min speed ferry trip ,and a transfer ...

Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... street food and some cool little bars including one with red walls and retro decorations which was great! Another attraction of Kanchanaburi (more for Asian tourists) is floating disco rafts, which seem to go all night long with really loud repetitive ...

Cuddle A Tiger?, Sai Yok, Thailand travel blog

Cuddle A Tiger?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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DH refuses to give up the pen. Today we had booked a very long day adventure and were picked up early in the morning at our hotel and transported along with many others in a packed van. We met our nameless driver and our " guide" Bert. First ...

Doi Suthep- Part II: The Meditation Game, Doi Suthep, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part II: The Meditation Game

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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During my first two weeks at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, I spend somewhere between six and seven hours a day practicing meditation.  Teacher starts me off with fifteen-minute intervals of both walking and sitting.  I do these sessions back to ...

Tiger Temple, Wat Pa Luangta Bua, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tiger Temple

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... photographs speak volumes. Enjoy! Top tip: if hanging around big cats is your sort of thing, and you're heading to Kanchanaburi, it's possible to arrange volunteering posts at Wat Pa Luangta Bua. Just email the staff (via the website) well in ...

Bridge over the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over the river Kwai

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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The 2 hour bus trip across to Kanchanaburi was reasonably comfortable, and we arrived in a much more peaceful (but still hot) place. Kanchanaburi is the location of the famous bridge from the film 'The Bridge over the River Kwai' and was the location of ...

Not So Tiger-tastic, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Not So Tiger-tastic

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... of the lovely Sugar, who let anyone sit outside her place, as long as they chatted and sang along...! Our time in Kanchanaburi was pretty short lived though, as soon it was time to move on (with two new friends in tow) to Bangkok.... ...

"Yes, Yes, Yes"

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... reply was...... "YES, YES, YES." Hopeless cases. Anyway, enough complaining, we did actually have a good time in Kanchanaburi. The province was beautiful, mountains in the background, the River Kwai was so peaceful, very lush area with beautiful ...

Love in the Jungle, Northern Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Love in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... the jungle close to the border of Myanamar. This is where the elephants live, up in the lush, secluded hills of northern Thailand. This is where they reside in peace and comfort, after years of misery as either laborers for the logging industry, street ...

Elephant Camp!!!, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Elephant Camp!!!

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We read in the Bangkok Post about an elephant program just about 3 miles or so outside of town called "Elephant Stay," which is a non-profit foundation which directly benefits the welfare of retired elephants. Darcy and I being crazy about elephants ...

To the West, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

To the West

A travel blog entry by dane

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My parents hooked up some pretty sweet places to stay while they were here.  They tended to be about 14 times nicer than what we were used to.  But it was their treat, so we didn't complain.  This particular room was a floating house on ...

Mischievous Monkeys, Lopburi, Thailand travel blog

Mischievous Monkeys

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We jumped on the local train and continued to move north to Lopburi. Location of the former palace of King Narai, built between 1665 and 1677. It was designed by French and Khmer architects, creating an unusual blend of styles. It also contained a new ...

Under The Bridge......Over The River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Under The Bridge......Over The River Kwai

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... the river!!!! Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox now and tell you all about it! We started at the allied graveyards in Kanchanaburi centre - row upon row of British soldiers, dead aged around 32/33 - and I spend my time swanning off round the world at a ...

4$ gets me a 1 hour massage? I'll take 3, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

4$ gets me a 1 hour massage? I'll take 3

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... we started inquiring about prices and time tables for getting places and once we started asking we quickly found a minibus to take us to Kanchanaburi about 5 minutes from when we asked, so we jumped at the chance and we're speeding west on the highway 10 ...

Former Thai Capital, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Former Thai Capital

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Some history to set the prospect on this entry: In their race to reach the Gulf of Thailand, 3 rivers converge to form the island of Ayuthaya, the former Thai capital. The rivers formed both a natural barrier to invasion and an invitation to trade. From ...

Death Railway Bridge Train Ride, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Death Railway Bridge Train Ride

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the Bridge on the River Kwai entry for the story on the bridge.  We rode the local train 90 minutes into Kanchanaburi so we could pass over the Death Railway Bridge and check out some scenery.  It was a bumpy, hot, but beautiful ...

Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge on the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the background knowledge it provided me about the POW situation and the Death Railway Bridge.  After Japanese occupation of Thailand, it became incredibly important that they build a railway to Burma in order to carry supplies and soldiers to that ...

Picture Paradise, Erawan National Park, Thailand travel blog

Picture Paradise

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... Godzilla as I was just glad there was an expanse of water between me and it. Tucking into some pad thai back in Kanchanaburi I was more amused by the English subtitles on the film being shown than the film itself with the subtitles rarely matching what ...

Elephant riding tour 1, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Elephant riding tour 1

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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well, we are all settled now. Went to khao san road last night. It really is just a road but loving all the fake stuff! Everyone hassles you but you soon get used to it. As it was our first night, we had an absolute feast! it came to a total of 7 pounds ...

Escape from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Escape from Bangkok

A travel blog entry by faff

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... temple. The Tiger temple was disappointing and you feel like such a dumb tourist if you go there. We hitched back to Kanchanaburi that evening. One thing I noticed here in Kanchanaburi is that there are a lot of settled farang with thai wives. There ...

The Hospital Diaries, Bangkok Hospital, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

The Hospital Diaries

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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It all started last Friday when I suddenly found myself spending the entire afternoon curled up on my side while my arms and legs shook me senseless with their uncontrollable violent spasms. I've been in hospital all week. I've had x-rays, three MRI ...

Doi Suthep- Part IV: Silence, Doi Suthep, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part IV: Silence

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... 're just my own projections of frustration, desire, and inadequacy playing out in this vacuum of time and space in Northern Thailand.  All of the meditators are seeking something here.  Maybe "Bald Girl" has just begun her radiation treatment ...

In Thailand: TESOL course and Alex visits, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

In Thailand: TESOL course and Alex visits

A travel blog entry by paul

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... , Kanjana, her cousin and two other friends and I went for a weekend to the floating markets and then camping in Kanchanaburi. We visited waterfalls, a temple with tigers (thanks Katrina), the bridge on the river Kwai and played with an amazingly playful ...

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