Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Kachanaburi and more, Kachanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kachanaburi and more

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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Written by Jesse My stomach finally recovered around Jan. 7th so we left Bangkok for Kanchanaburi. K-buri is about 150km east of Bangkok. Bridge over River Kwai K-buri is best known for being the location of the "Bridge over the River Kwai". If ...

Playing with tigers, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Playing with tigers

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... it all back now! Took the luxury option of a minibus today, full of Isreali's, and set off on the 2 hour journey to Kanchanaburi. I have nothing against Isreali people as long as they are in small groups but when they get together they can become a bit ...

Bridge on the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge on the river Kwai

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... as it cost 200 baht! So I treated myself to an unusual lie in until midday before hitting the streets and walking again for a change. Kanchanaburi sits on the river Kwai so naturally I was off to see the bridge, but I first wanted to get a bit of ...

A nice quiet change of scenery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

A nice quiet change of scenery

A travel blog entry by will

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... Kwai. Where have you heard that name before? Well, during WWII, the Allied POW's captured by the Japanese, who'd occupied Thailand, were forced to build a railway from Bangkok to Yangon, in Burma. The railway was dubbed the "Death Railway", because of ...

Freshmen Fieldtrip to the River Kwai, Sai Yok, Thailand travel blog

Freshmen Fieldtrip to the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by schipper

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... holdings such as French Indochina (Vietnam & Laos), Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and Singapore. Japan attempted to conquer Thailand, but after weeks of fighting, a stalemate was declared and a cease fire issued. Japan issued Thailand an ultimatum: ...

Death railway, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Death railway

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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... of days relaxing in Bangkok, it was time to get back on the tourist trail....so decided to go on a 12 hour tour to Kanchanaburi where the infamous death railway is located, you know the one ....bridge over the river Kwai. The trouble was that it was 6 ...

A Chad over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

A Chad over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Today was the big outting to the province of Kanchanaburi. This is the place where thousands of Allied P.O.W.'s died in World War II. They had been forced by the Japanese to build a railway line that linked together Burma and Siam. Many died from ...

Island time, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Island time

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Koh Chang 27th November 2008 We had to escape the madness in Bangkok. The city was filling up rapidly with hundreds of people arriving to take their flights but not being able to. Our first stop to sanity was Koh Chang. We booked a V.I.P bus and ...

The beach from

The beach from "The Beach"

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... are great and candlelit dinners on the beach are amazing.  It is about as close to paradise as you can get in commercialized Thailand. Our second day on the island we signed up for a longtail boat tour.  A bunch of us piled into the rickety ...

...and FINALLY he gets his arse to hospital!, Klong Jet, Pathum Thani, Thailand travel blog

...and FINALLY he gets his arse to hospital!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Ok ok ok.. final update on the health situation.. I gave the doctor the full story, from the original mountain bike incident in Luang Nam Tha (over two months ago) to the ten days of violent nerve spasms that followed in Udomxai, and of course finally ...

Some more photos and videos, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Some more photos and videos

A travel blog entry by annasam

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Just made a new entry so we could another video and a few more photos ...

Death Railway, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Death Railway

A travel blog entry by easties

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... came in handy - but the best solution was to hit the 6.9% Chang beer and feel like jumping ship and joining in. Kanchanaburi is the site of Burma Railway and Bridge over River Kwai - not many Japanese tourists round here. Unfortunately our ride on ...

From Mae Hong Son to Phitsanoluk, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

From Mae Hong Son to Phitsanoluk

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... ; I had no interest in venturing into Bangkok and found this train station ideal for my onward travel to Kanchanaburi.  I bought a ticket for 14 baht to Nakhon Pathom from where I took a bus to Kanchanaburi.  Pretty straight forward and ...

Bathing Elephants & Tiger Zoos, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bathing Elephants & Tiger Zoos

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We took a 2 day trip to Kanchanaburi which is North on Bankok. We saw a lot of hokey things on our first day, but stayed at an elephant camp where people can ride the elephants and stay in rooms on the river (that your toilet and shower runs from and ...

Back to my Caveman Roots!, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand travel blog

Back to my Caveman Roots!

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... It was great! I had to swim, whilst using the rope for a guide, in the middle of a pitch black cave, in the middle of Thailand surrounded by bats and spiders. It doesn't sound very idealistic, does it, but believe me, its such a rush! We trekked back ...

Kanchanaburi, Bankok, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by danilovescats

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... , take 6 hours off for UK time. Have had quite a busy day, up at 6.30am (reluctantly) for an organised tour to Kanchanaburi, which is God knows where and took FOREVER to get to. It is where the bridge over the river Kwai is. . We ...

Kanchanaburi as i said is the site if the ..., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi as i said is the site if the ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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Kanchanaburi as i said is the site if the famous bridge on the river kwai, and I had booked a three day two night trip to see it as well as some other stuff in the area. It was also a way of saving money as for 1450Bht you get everything included. wel ...

Bridge over the River Kwai meets Born Free, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over the River Kwai meets Born Free

A travel blog entry by directgb

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Shula and I got the morning bus, which takes 2 hours, to Kanchanaburi, the town with the death railway, where the WWII prisoners built the bridge over the Kwai. (as in the Alex Guinness film). The bridge is still in use, although allied forces bombed it ...

Saddle Sores and Waterfalls, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Saddle Sores and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... bar and had a few beers before heading back, because yet another early start was needed for going back to Bangkok. This place, Kanchanaburi is definitely well worth a visit though, it has a little bit of everything. I would love it more of you could ...

Bridge Over the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge Over the river Kwai

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... the atmosphere inside i find this rather hard to believe.          Anyway, thats pretty much all i did in Kanchanaburi, other than (surprise surprise) buying more fruit at the market! Left for Ayutthaya the next ...

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... , while backpackers also flock here. With its serene river, lush green surrounds and quiet temples, the bucolic charm of Kanchanaburi has been steadily attracting visitors for decades. The unique Erawan Waterfalls with its seven levels set amongst rough ...

That's Grrrrrreat!, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

That's Grrrrrreat!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... tigers ther - obviously. But they are real! Of course we got quite excited about that but that was tomorrow. We'd come to Kanchanaburi to see the Death Railway and the bridge etc as this is where the famous bridge was constructed. We visited a small ...

Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Up bright and early, we had to catch the train from Thonburi station to Kanchanaburi (where the Bridge over the River Kwai is!) at 07:45! Hee Hee! We only just made it! It all started nice and calmly, had breakfast and made our way to the river to catch ...

June 5 2008, Phuket Town, Thailand travel blog

June 5 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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This was our first full day in Phuket.  After a surprisingly good sleep on the very stiff bed, we woke up a bit later in the morning.  We went for a walk looking for a place to have breakfast.  We found The China Inn, which was a very old ...

On the road again, Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... temples in Thailand. The entire white structure is covered in carved Buddhist art and small pieces of mirrored glass. Thailand had a quickly growing population so they were looking for some sort of population control. The Population and ...

June 10 2008, Surin Beach, Thailand travel blog

June 10 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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We wanted to get up early this morning, but it was raining heavily.  So we slept in until the rain finished.  We went downstairs for our included breakfast at the Surin Bay Inn.  This is the best included breakfast we have had.  We ...

June 9 2008, Surin Beach, Thailand travel blog

June 9 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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We were hoping for a good day at the beach today.  We got up and got ready for the beach.  My forehead is burnt from the other day and it starting to peel.  The new skin is very white compared to the tanned skin around it.  It looks ...

June 7 2008, Surin Beach, Thailand travel blog

June 7 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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This morning we woke up and packed.  We checked out of Phuket Backpacker hostel, it was a good budget place to stay in Phuket town.  But we were ready to head to the beach.  When we walked out of the hostel we had a tuk-tuk guy wave us ...

Kanchanaburi, Ban Tai, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by krisharris

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... on an uncomfortable 3rd class (again) seat. Oh well.. "character-building" I kept telling myself. I really didn't have my plan to kanchanaburi worked out properly. All I knew is I had to get off this train at Ban Pong, which I did, but then had no idea ...

Hellfire pass ter ostale znamenitosti, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Hellfire pass ter ostale znamenitosti

A travel blog entry by tinateodor

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Najino raziskovanje Kanchanaburija in njegove okolice se je po odlocitvi, da ne obisceva Tigrovega templja, nadaljevalo z obiskom znamenitosti povezanih z zeleznico, ki so jo ujetniki med drugo svetovno vojno zgradili, da bi za potrebe japonske vojske ...

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