I’d forgotten about the day trip we made to Kanchanaburi a few years ago with the old man in tow. Will be heading there again next year for a friends wedding, so will be good to see some more of the place.
We hired a private car for the return journey at a cost of around THB 4,000 – probably paid overs there, but hey. From memory it was a pretty boring trip from Bangkok with solid traffic all the way.
Death Railway Museum
I think they’ve done a great job in putting this place together and enjoyed my visit. Worth a trip just to see this place alone. What a terrible predicament those men had to endure.
In hindsight it’s crazy to think that tigers would just lay there placidly so punters can take photos with them – since our visit the place has been closed down. A good thing – I will avoid any attractions in the future where wildlife are being harmed/and or exploited for financial gain.
We finished the day with a nice meal overlooking the river, then made our way back to Bangkok.
Did you know? – There is a FREE train that runs to Kanchanaburi. It departs from Bangkok Noi station (not Hua Lamphong!)
The mrs and some of her pals took a trip back earlier this year but avoided the town and stayed in a Survivor-esque outpost perched between the jungle and the river – truly remote indeed! No electricity or mobile coverage made for the perfect digital detox I guess.
Some great pics (the old addage – take 100 photos abd you’ll probably end up with 10 really good ones!)