Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
Trip Start Jul 12, 2003
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We then went to Kanchanaburi to see the Bridge over the River Kwai and other World War II things - JEATH museum (not death, they thought that would be too gruesome a name, but the details described in the pictures and stories there are so bad) and a war cemetary with lots of Aussie, British and Dutch graves
The town itself was quite nice - friendly laidback people, good street food and some cool little bars including one with red walls and retro decorations which was great! Another attraction of Kanchanaburi (more for Asian tourists) is floating disco rafts, which seem to go all night long with really loud repetitive Thai pop music and BAD karaoke singing!
We spent one day at Erawan Falls, a beautiful 7 tiered waterfall about 1-2 hours out of town. You had to walk alot to get to the different layers, so a swim was well deserved! There were heaps of fish in the different pools, which weren't afraid of humans at all and kept nibbling everyone (I think my screams at one stage turned a couple off getting into the water at all!). We also tried to avoid some monkeys we spotted after our experience at the Perhentians, we've been scarred for life!