Hellfire Pass & River Kwai via longtail boat
Trip Start Jan 28, 2013
43Trip End Mar 09, 2013
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We boarded longtail speedboats for a cruise on the River Kwai, a chance to see the vegetation, birds, houses high on the banks, and numerous floating hotels or resorts. We learned about tapioca and stopped at a famous waterfall near the current end of the Thai-Burma railroad. An original Japanese train remains at the station. Otto told us the story of why the region was called "Gold Place" based on rumors that the Japanese had hidden pots of gold in caves as they left Thailand.
Remainder of the afternoon was free for massages, swimming, naps, walking around. In the evening we walked to a nearby village for a delicious dinner.