Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Koh Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Koh Tao

A travel blog entry by robonz

I'm on the island of Koh Tao, been here 3 nights. Got my own ensuite beach  front bungalow, great position for sunsets. Came here on VIP bus and boat combo for 800 baht, got nice upstairs front seat no.3. Yesterday I went on a snorkel around the ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Khao Yai, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by disoriented

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We had called ahead and booked a room and a day-and-a-half tour with Greenleaf Guest House, so even though we had stayed out a bit late the night before, we still had to get up and make our way to Pak Chong in time for our 3pm tour. We arrived at ...

Phuket Thailand Adventure, Bangkok (Phuket), Thailand travel blog

Phuket Thailand Adventure

A travel blog entry by rowena.simbulan

Phuket is a real paradise. Hotel in beach front on a sunny ...

The Amazing Food Race, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The Amazing Food Race

A travel blog entry by sarakmills

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... well decorated and look like something you would see at a nice resort in the U.S.-- really beautiful.  Unfortunately, tourism in Thailand is waaaay down this year, and she is having all the same problems as American small businesses are, compounded ...

The Ladyboys In The Band, Southern Thailand, Thailand travel blog

The Ladyboys In The Band

A travel blog entry by davidb123uk2

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... ladyboy cabaret show and for some reason decided to go in for a bit (people had told me you have to go see one if in thailand). it was different to say the least but also absolutely hilarious - the girls paid the ladyboys to pose for pics with me and ben ...

The River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The River Kwai

A travel blog entry by horns

Took the train up here from Bangkok - hard wooden seats and an average speed of about 10 mph, but fun. Covered in orange dust from sticking my head out of the window like a labrador. Found a nice place to stay in a floating raft house on the river. Spent ...

Interlude - thoughts on Ko Yao Noi, Lam Sai, Ko Yao Noi, Thailand travel blog

Interlude - thoughts on Ko Yao Noi

A travel blog entry by keatster

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... influence are not far away so get here while Ko Yao Noi, is, in my limited experience, the best island on offer in Thailand.   On a separate note it's quite amazing, being stress and worry free. I can honestly say until about a week ago, it's not ...

How many Kronards can an elephant dump?, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

How many Kronards can an elephant dump?

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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... sleeping on the way there. We were however greeted with a tonne truck with two bench seats on either side. These are what Thailand uses for taxis, called a Sawngthaew and they can comfortably seat 8 adults. We were 11 people on this trip, and I was ...

Day 11-13, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Day 11-13

A travel blog entry by baileys

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Time is flying by, we are now at the river kwai where he famous bridge is, since the last blogg we have been staying with a hilltribe and riding elephants. the internet connection is verey slow and i can't upload pictures. ang has a bit of a dodgy ...

Hellfire Pass, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Hellfire Pass

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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... who worked here day in and day out, starved, diseased, and tortured.  Having read about the Japanese occupation in Thailand and also in Palawan in the Philippines, I didn't realize the extent of Japanese conquest during the WW2.  I'm learning ...

Tigers, Temples, and Ducks?  Oh my..., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tigers, Temples, and Ducks? Oh my...

A travel blog entry by vasquez3

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... that people love to flock to, us included.  More on that in a minute but first let me describe this place.  Kanchanaburi is a really nice and quaint little town with lots of guesthouses all along the Kwai river, we all made it a point to make ...

Back in Bangkok, la la la, Rambuttri road, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok, la la la

A travel blog entry by lisamcsherry

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If you don't stay on the Khoa San road, Bangkok really is a much more attractive place to be. I've been hard about Bangkok before for being big, smelly, hot and just mayhem. However, we really just seemed to enjoy it so much more this time. And I put ...

Bye Bye Phi Phi, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand travel blog

Bye Bye Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by pebbles1

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Well, that went quickly! We're now sitting in the (air conditioned - um nice) coffee bar at our hotel waiting for the speed boat to whisk us back to Phuket, then it's on up Bangkok. It's been fun here.  We've just spent our time relaxing by ...

Bridge on the River

Bridge on the River "Kwai"

A travel blog entry by sophiam

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... . It was from a local zoo and tourists were posing with it for 2 or so. There's such a strong demand for it in Thailand, it always makes my heart sink to see dim witted tourists nervously patting these beautiful creatures which of all places should most ...

Snake house, Cambodian and Thai beaches, Island of Koh Lanta, Thailand travel blog

Snake house, Cambodian and Thai beaches

A travel blog entry by carleenrenee

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... live snakes inside. Since it was night when we went, all the snakes were wide awake. Cambodia is a strange place. We returned to Thailand by taking a large boat, then a small boat, then a taxi to the border. Once we got into Thailand, we took a shuttle ...

Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge Over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by cokie

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... . More commonly known as the Bridge Over the River Kwai or Death Railroad. Built during WWII by the Japanese, to connect Thailand and Burma. Over 15,000 prisoners of war (American, Australian, British and Dutch) died building the bridge. Tour was ...

Kanchanaburi - Day trip from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi - Day trip from Bangkok

A travel blog entry by conorpj

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... my visas for Vietnam and Cambodia. It will take a few days to process, so rather than sit on the Khoasan Road I've been to Kanchanaburi for the day. It wasn't the most professionally run tour, but it was enjoyable all the same. To start with, just by pure ...

More tears., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

More tears.

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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... connecting Burma and Thailand. 115,00 POWs and Asian laborers died during the 20-month construction of this railway. Kanchanaburi has a cemetery, a memorial and a very detailed museum depicting the history of the Japanese occupation here. As soon as ...

Death Railway, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Death Railway

A travel blog entry by noodlesandrice

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... what happened during the construction of the railway, but obviously, quite depressing. Just outside the museum there is the Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery which commemorates the prisoners of war who died during the construction of the Death ...

Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by thestrongfamily

Just another 4 1/2 hours in a bus today to arrive at Kanchanaburi at around 2pm. Wherever we ended up did not seem to have too much in the way of budget accommodation, but what there was was nice and had a pool so the boys are happy. Room is about ...

Bruce Willis Ruins All Films, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Bruce Willis Ruins All Films

A travel blog entry by michy

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... Nikki did her Open Water course, during which she completed 4 dives and was reassured she would not encounter a whale in Gulf of Thailand.  She learned the acronym involving Bruce in order to remember how to do a "buddy check" from ...

Arrived in Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

Arrived in Koh Samui

A travel blog entry by philandkatrina

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Things are on the up!  Katrina's finally got her rucksack, we've got the legal stuff sorted for the wedding and we managed to get the hell out of Bangkok.  We did some rapid island hoping taking in Koh Phi Phi and Koh Phangan and have now been ...

Baby Tigers!!, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Baby Tigers!!

A travel blog entry by sarakmills

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Today I ran a bunch of errands and got myself set up for at least 3 days of activities in Kanchanaburi. This morning, I walked down to the actual Bridge over the River Kwai.  It has been rebuilt a few times since the first bridge built by POWs, ...

The epic Full Moon Party, Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

The epic Full Moon Party

A travel blog entry by ariana.sea

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... , their epic birthday parties became known internationally as the Full Moon Party, putting the small island of Koh Phang Nan, Thailand, on the map for any traveling party person. The Full Moon Party was similar to a carnival, but transported ...

Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge on the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by simonmain1

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... yesterday, not that difficult as some English girls were stomping round the gaff at that time anyway, and hopped on the train to Kanchanaburi where the actual Bridge on the River Kwai is.  The train ride was nice, 3rd class only but was nice and ...

Chang Mai, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chang Mai

A travel blog entry by andyagustorie

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... transfer us from the train station. Name on a wee  placard  and  everything.  Quality. Second biggest city in Thailand but streets ahead of bangkok in the chilled vibe stakes. We had booked our three day trekking trip for the next day ...

Markt auf dem Wasser und River Kwai Bruecke, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Markt auf dem Wasser und River Kwai Bruecke

A travel blog entry by rinneaufreisen

Heute morgen sind wir aus Bangkok abgereist. Das Tagesziel war ein Nachtzug. Insgesamt war der Tag heute sehr fahr-reich. Zuerst ging es zu ca. 1,5 Stunden zu einem Markt auf dem Wasser. Eigentlich koennte man die Geschaefte auch gut an Land abwickeln, ...

Full Moon Tonight: I may Not go..., Pha-Ngan Island, Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Full Moon Tonight: I may Not go...

A travel blog entry by pploi

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... family.   Yes, 'Ya Bah' or Amphetamine. A drug that's widely used among construction workers, drivers, and even dieters in Thailand is very dangerous. It can make one do crazy and extreme things like killing one own family, doing suicide, and even ...

Scooting Around the Countryside, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Scooting Around the Countryside

A travel blog entry by disoriented

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After the late night, we decided to stay in Kanchanaburi another day and see some of the local temples we hadn't made it to yet.   We had been debating renting motor scooters for a few days, as they look a little less intimidating ...

Tempered Traditions, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tempered Traditions

A travel blog entry by newguy2120

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... Thai Woodcarving Cultural center, which was filled with local craftsman and beautiful woodwork. After leaving Central Thailand, I headed west by road to the city of Kanchanaburi. After a brief but refreshing lunch, I proceeded to the World War II Museum ...

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