Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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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 ...

Checking out Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Checking out Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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... before, we had an incredible meal and all left happy and stuffed!!! It seemed that all of us enjoyed our weekend getaway to Kanchanaburi and I think it was a nice way for Judith to finish off her Thailand tour.  Judith heads back to Canada in a ...

Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Hellfire Pass

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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The old train from Kanchanaburi, travels about 2 hours down the old railway line, first built by the POW's in World War 2, to Nantok. A good deal of it has had to be rebuild after its destruction post war, but it is serviceable and caters for locals as ...

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: ...

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 ...

Another beautiful camping place, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Another beautiful camping place

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... and cemetery. The history is fascinating and very emotional. So many men lost their lives constructing the railway line through Thailand and Burma, and the bridge over the Kwai in a jungle. Tropical diseases and malnutrition made sure that over 7000 men ...

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, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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Today we all packed up and headed off to Kanchanaburi for the long weekend.  As we were six people, we rented a car and divided up....boys in one and girls in the other.  The girls led!  So the drive, as they all are in Thailand, was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by stepher205

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... was the bus station and a few dusty shops along the road, and I was not exactly impressed. Fortunately we arrived to find Kanchanaburi to be a really pleasant, fun town with enough going on to keep us occupied for a few days. Our guesthouse, the Jolly ...

I went to the mar-kette, Damoen Saduak, Thailand travel blog

I went to the mar-kette

A travel blog entry by michy

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mon p'tit panier sous mon bras... Well actually we did not have baskets under our arms... more like buckets of sweat. We travelled to the weird lil ghost town of DS to go to the floating market - we had heard it was better to go the night before in ...

Busy nights and chill out days, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Busy nights and chill out days

A travel blog entry by toniandrachel

... souvenirs and dinner. Pad Thai is now one of our favorite dishes, it's so good! This morning we took the bus to Kanchanaburi where there is absolutely nothing to do. Well, that's not true, but since everything (the waterfalls, the river, elephants and ...

Bridge over River Kwai & Ayuttya, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over River Kwai & Ayuttya

A travel blog entry by ruairioc

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First stop today was the Jearth Museum which described conditions in the prisoner of war camp at Kanchanaburi. The suffering of the WWII POWs at this camp was beyond belief. There were lots of photos; mainly of Dutch, English and Australian men who were ...

Tigers, Elephants and the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tigers, Elephants and the river Kwai

A travel blog entry by laurieandjilly

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... at each end are original - and very shaky! The next visit was to the Tiger Temple, about 1 hour from Kanchanaburi in the jungles that are between Thailand and Burma. The centre is a rescue home for orphaned and injured tigers and although many of the ...

The Death Railway., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The Death Railway.

A travel blog entry by kevandray

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... caught the local train, which was a little pricier this time but still only about 2 pound each. When we arrived at Kanchanaburi station we were as usual set upon by a hungry mob of taxi and tuk tuk drivers but managed to successfully navigate ...

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