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Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi
After awakening at 7:30 for breakfast I had a luke warm shower in our bungalow and started off my day. Today focused on the Burmese-Siam Railway with trips to museums and sites important to the railroad.
We started out by traveling to Death Railway museum adjacent to the main cemetery where over 6000 allied POWs who died building the …
Today we headed to the countryside of Thailand, much of our day consisted of six hour of driving. We left our hotel at 7:00 am and started to head west to the floating market of Damnern Saduak.
When we got close our bus pulled into a small docking area, each one of our group members filed off the bus and loaded into the boats eight at a …
... we waited to board the train to take a 1.5 hour ride on the 'death railway', named because of the 60,000 POWs that died building the railway. The ride was beautiful, so relaxing and the scenery was stunning. We were on a touristy carriage that we paid £5 extra for. We were a little dubious about paying the extra but it was so worth it. We got nice window seats and we were served by lovely staff who brought us a snack box and cold and hot ...
Japanese engineers estimated it would take 5 years to link Thailand and Burma, however the Japanese army forced the POWs to complete it within 16 months!
We spent time walking over the bridge and trying to imagine what it would have been like. The centre of the bridge was destroyed by allied bombs in 1945, so today only the outer curved spans are original.
During the first week in December every year, a nightly sound and light ...
... travel sick and I have a banging headache from the third repeat of a techno version of the ******* Macarena at 500 decibels. We reached a dead end with a guard sitting at a gate. After only a few words I saw Song Pongs face drop. We had been told that the guesthouse was 7km away. It would have been 7km if we had turned left instead of right when we got off the ferry. My travelling curse was back and we had gone 15km, under the above conditions, in the wrong ******* ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking