Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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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 ...

5th - 8th June (Kancahnaburi), Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

5th - 8th June (Kancahnaburi)

A travel blog entry by coconnor

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... apparent that's not going to happen, so il write it every few days. On Friday 5th June we traveled from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. We arrived at the train station to find the track had been closed so all trains to Kanchanaburi had been cancelled. We were ...

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 ...

Museums and Memorials, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Museums and Memorials

A travel blog entry by disoriented

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... find were some sex tourists and lots of empty bars.  It seems all the political and financial troubles have taken their toll and tourism is suffering, at least in Kanchanaburi.  We played a few games of pool, had a few drinks and went to bed. ...

Non Existant Rivers and Ensuing Carnivals, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Non Existant Rivers and Ensuing Carnivals

A travel blog entry by kakakaabroad

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... very well versed in their knowledge of local attractions, so I pressed again. ‘Jing ruu, mair nahm kwai thii Kanchanaburi?’ ,‘Really, the river Kwai in Kanchanaburi?’. He digested this for a moment, untangling my tones then ...

Bangkok still, Ban, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok still

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

We are still in Bangkok though starting to enjoy it a bit more. Last night we went to Vertigo Bar on the top of a hotel. Very plush and a tad on the expensive side for our budget but absolutely amazing views of Bangkok at night. Today we got the ...

The Orphanage & Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The Orphanage & Bridge Over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by mnasf

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... a movie in the van. The kids chose to watch Happy Feet.  As it turned out, the copy must have been a Thailand Special (fake).  The movie was perfect, but the subtitles that played during the movie had our whole family laughing hysterically ...

Tiger Temple & River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tiger Temple & River Kwai

A travel blog entry by oandm

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... of thing on South Park. Anyway. We left Bangkok when I felt well enough to travel and took a local (not tourist) bus to Kanchanaburi. It took three hours, cost 85 baht each, and was sooo comfortable. Screw tourist buses, from now on we're going ...

War, wild cats and waterfalls, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

War, wild cats and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by samshead

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... red-car to our guest house = sore bums! Although I wanted to stay on Koh Tao longer, Naomi really wanted to visit Kanchanaburi- (about 2 hours west of Bangkok and close to the border with Manamar/ Burma) because of its historic past and natural beauty. ...

Hell Fire Pass on a minature Harley copy., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Hell Fire Pass on a minature Harley copy.

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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I am a little disappointed by the tours that they offer. The one I took to the Death Railway zipped us here and there with a guide whose Englis was not good - but hundred times better than my Thai. Anyway I decided to hire a motor bike and do ...

Elephants, cooking course and thieves, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Elephants, cooking course and thieves

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

And this is where the camera got ...

Leaving Thailand, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Leaving Thailand

A travel blog entry by mickerelli

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Day two in Kanchanaburi: Incredible scenery on the slow train from Bangkok. We've kayaked the River Kwai and communed with the tigers at Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno. Baby wild boars the size of Pomeranians (also at the Wat) are the cutest things ...

Over and out... Onward bound, Nong Prue, Thailand travel blog

Over and out... Onward bound

A travel blog entry by davepage35

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Hi. This will be our last 'transmit' from Thailand. We're currently at the Bangkok airport, our 6 th time here, and we're reading about the earthquake that has just hit the North Island of New Zealand. Bugger. I'm sure they'll be more news to follow on ...

Following in the footsteps of Alec Guinness, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Following in the footsteps of Alec Guinness

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... . Didn't want to spend all my remaining time before flying back to the UK in Bangkok so caught the train from Thonburi Station to Kanchanaburi - the site of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.  I was last here 18 years ago in 1995 but i couldn't ...

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

Kanch ...

Goodbye Cambodia, Aranya Prathet, Thailand travel blog

Goodbye Cambodia

A travel blog entry by thestrongfamily

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... but basically we arrived somewhere in the afternoon, made our plans, and booked if we needed to for the next day.  Kanchanaburi and Pha Nga in Thailand were the only tours - everything else we did on our own.  At least that way if someone is ...

River Kwai, Kanchanaburi - Part 1, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

River Kwai, Kanchanaburi - Part 1

A travel blog entry by cathandlucy

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... train station to book not only our tickets to Chiang Mai which we knew we needed to book early but also to get transport to Kanchanaburi which is around 100 miles from Bangkok to the West.  All our guide books said it was about 3 hours by train but ...

Floating Markets and Bridges over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Floating Markets and Bridges over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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    From Bangkok we headed to Kanchanaburi Province to visit the World War II site at the Bridge over the River Kwai.  On the way we stopped at the Damnoensaduak Floating Market, one of the largest of Thailand.   The ...

I Don't Have to Go to Work Today, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

I Don't Have to Go to Work Today

A travel blog entry by usatexan

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The mini-bus is full, but I can take it tomorrow. I tried to decide all last night if I was ready to leave Kanchanaburi today or not. I can decide things as I go along. Solo travel has it's perks! This morning, after getting my shower, I decided to go ...

The Slide, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The Slide

A travel blog entry by usatexan

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... the way. It's a nice ride on the mini-bus and the hour soon passes. Erawan National Park is about an hour's drive from Kanchanaburi, which is west of Bangkok. Keep going and you would reach the border of Myanmar. We have come to the park for it's most ...

The beautiful island of Ko Phi Phi, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

The beautiful island of Ko Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by gayled

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Cattle class again, leaving us very hot and bothered!  The train was also over 2 hours late in leaving which meant we missed our ferry slot.  Still, that's 3 lie-in's in a row now!  Heaven!!  Off the train we head for breakfast to ...

Paradise Lost & Found, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Paradise Lost & Found

A travel blog entry by jackwyse

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... we managed to have a bit more time with them, which was nice, despite the setting. Since then, we've made it here, to Kanchanaburi, where we plan to spend the next few days. Today, we went to Tiger Temple, where monks raise baby tigers, often orphaned, ...

Days 10 and 11: Sukhothai Bike and Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Days 10 and 11: Sukhothai Bike and Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by jason_m_smith

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... to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Hellfire pass.  Stayed in a fairly average hotel in Kanchanaburi.  The following day we went out to Hellfire pass, where many British, Dutch, Australian and American POWs as well ...

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