Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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.

16-Dec-2012 12:47, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 64
16-Dec-2012 11:05, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 64
16-Dec-2012 12:17, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 64
16-Dec-2012 11:04, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, ISO 64

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.

Tiger Temple

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.

16-Dec-2012 15:35, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, ISO 64

Did you know? – There is a FREE train that runs to Kanchanaburi. It departs from Bangkok Noi station (not Hua Lamphong!)

Jungle Boat

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!)