Thasaniiya Hill

Trong Wat Thathungna, Amphur Muang, Kanchanaburi, Thailand | Ranch

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The Bridge Over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by cissygapyear


... time wandering up and down, horrified by the young age of the majority of the POW's who had died!

The next day we had booked a day trip. It started with a stop at Erawan Waterfalls. It was a 1 hour climb to the top of the 7th step and the freezing water was well appreciated. Next we went to Hell Fire Pass. There was another exhibition here focusing on the Death Railway. We listened to an audio tour as we walked along the track that the POW’s had ...

Waterfalls and Railways

A travel blog entry by whereisvix


... actually the River Kwai, or at least it wasn't. Pierre Boulle, who wrote the original book, had never visited the town. He knew that the 'death railway' ran parallel to the River Kwai for many miles, and assumed that it was the Kwai which it crossed just north of Kanchanaburi. Unfortunately, he was wrong - It actually crosses the Mae Khlung. When David Lean's blockbuster came out, this gave the Thais something of a problem. Thousands of ...

Another day in Kanchanaburi

A travel blog entry by cleotup


... limestone crystallised post supporting the ceiling of the room. 4. Sai-Yoi (weeping fig tree)room - named because the roots of the tree penetrate through the ceiling of the room. 5.Jor-Ra-Kha(crocodile) room-a rock in the shape of a crocodile in the basin was found here but has since been stolen! 6.Por-poo-Rui-See (the ascetic) room where the the reciting image of the ascetic is placed. 7.Thape-Ni-Mitra (God vision) room-home of a ...

Elephants, tigers, waterfalls, WWII and visa run

A travel blog entry by lucieandiuri


... First impressions of this little town are good. The main street is targeted towards backpackers but there are plenty local places around. As usual we avoid the 'gringo' hangouts that sell burgers pizzas and opt instead for little grandma and her wok on the side street and her homemade red curry recipe that sends your palette through the roof for a little more than a dollar. ...

Riding on the back of an Asian elephant!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime


... enthusiasm.

His name was Syra, a 45 years old male elephant. As for his ivory tusks, they were long and crooked due to the fact that they weren’t cut. If you ask me, it gave this Asian elephant more of an exotic look and definitely added to his glamour on photos! :-)

Michel and I sat on the back of Syra on a metal frame seat with ...


This ranch, located on Trong Wat Thathungna, Amphur Muang, Kanchanaburi, is near Tiger Temple Thailand, Hellfire Pass Museum, and War Museum.
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