Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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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 ...

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 ...

Ponte sobre o Rio Kwai, Tigres e Quedas de Agua.., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Ponte sobre o Rio Kwai, Tigres e Quedas de Agua..

A travel blog entry by jamangie

... fazer umas compras e a mulher deu-nos algumas rodelas de ananas...... quando estavamos no autocarro de Bangkok para aqui Kanchanaburi, uma freira budista ofereceu-nos um saquinho cheio do que parecia ser amendoins, mas eram tipo uns feijoes pequeninos e ...

Caves and temples, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Caves and temples

A travel blog entry by njkeys

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Hello again. Lucy Goodwin! I did NOT pinch that boys bottom! What lunacy!! - but that would be a fantastic cover up. It is monsoon season at the moment which means although it is still boiling hot for most of the day, it may suddenly pour it down ...

Living among Giants, Mae Tang, Thailand travel blog

Living among Giants

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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... infection on his back. Although it was painful for him to carry trekkers (the chair used to give tourists rides here in Thailand isn't particularly good for elephants), his owner simply covered the lump with a cloth so the tourists would never know. After ...

Tiger Temple, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tiger Temple

A travel blog entry by gajordandk51

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... (minus the door). Surprisingly it is pretty comfortable. We arrived in Bangkok around 8 am and jumped on a bus to a town called Kanchanaburi (about 2 hours away). The first thing we went to see was the Bridge of the River Kwai. Its not as big as I ...

Kanchanaburi - Elephants, Waterfalls, Rafts etc, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi - Elephants, Waterfalls, Rafts etc

A travel blog entry by vickysd

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Well, my bus journey to Kanchanaburi was relatively uneventful.  I got a first class, air-conditioned bus for little more than 1 pound for a 2 hour journey.  We were even given free bottles of water for the journey - beats National Express ...

Motobike Tour, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Motobike Tour

A travel blog entry by nonlinear

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We got motobikes. We drove them. They go pretty fast. We saw sights. We went to the Sai Yok Noi waterfall and cave. We went to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. It rained a little so we learned all about the POW labor that built the death railroad in ...

Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by theo_

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... out at 7.05 but i'd left my pillow which i took from the plane :( guna miss that on journeys.. were we went was to kanchanaburi province, which is mostly rain forest and mountains. was so beautiful. on the way we stopped at a war cemetery which was full ...

The slender pig is sweet...?, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

The slender pig is sweet...?

A travel blog entry by pughnell

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After a good few days in Bangkok we hopped on a cheap as chips bus  (1.40 - bargain) to Kanchanaburi.  Everything went pretty smoothly and we found a guesthouse (on Steve Redding's recommendation) pretty quickly.  Got a cool little ...

Day trip to the Bridge over the river Kwai., Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Day trip to the Bridge over the river Kwai.

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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Day trip to the Bridge over the river Kwai where over 100,000 died at the hands of the Japanese constructing a rail road from Thailand to Burma in World War II. We walked the bridge, we learnt of the suffering in the museum and while in the cemetery ...

Kanchaniaburi -Bridge over the river Kwai, Kanchaniaburi, Thailand travel blog

Kanchaniaburi -Bridge over the river Kwai

A travel blog entry by sheridan

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We caught a train back to Bangkok, and as before we made full use of the disco carriage. The journey again took, about 11 hours. All of us decided we wanted to go to Kanchaniburi, which was home to infamous, bridge over the river Kwai. We had a local ...

River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

River Kwai

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Kanchanaburi is a city located at the confluence of the rivers Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai and is home to the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai. During WW II, Japan constructed the railway line from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat, Burma known as the Death ...

Chillin' like a rasta!, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Chillin' like a rasta!

A travel blog entry by joelnjo

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Koh Phangan is a strange little Island. We spent four nights on Had Rin Beach (the famous home of the full moon parties-which we have missed this time round) with Sam and Lisa. Although the town is very relaxed with some very cool bars (we can ...

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