Day 4, Bangkok - River Kwai - Kanchanaburi
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We left Bangkok early in the morning. First we went to the famous Floating market.
We were brought there with a speedboat. It was great!! I really enjoyed that trip there. The floating market isn't all floating. Part of it is on shore, but there was a possibility to get into a little boat and go along the floating market on the canal. Took about 45 minutes before we got back at ur starting point, and it was an amazing experience. It was fun trading from a boat lol :) Bought a little fan, some tigerbalm (helps against musquitobites, gone in a day!) and a few other things. Bargaining is addicting ;)
After the floating market we continued our trip to the River Kwai, or Kwae as it is supposed to be pronounced. First we went to the Railway Museum and the cemetary closeby. It was impressive to see, and sad at the same time if you reconsider how and why all those people died. After that we went to see the Burma Railway. It was high...very high. Felt a bit weird to be standing there knowing what happened, but it was a beautiful sight. After that we went on a little train that brought us along the River Kwai, a beautiful view.
After that it was on to Kanchanaburi, where we stayed in the River Kwai Hotel. A good hotel, nothing special. So after a very nice dinner and a great foot massage we could look back on another very nice day. The city itself wasn't anything exciting, but we only stayed there one nigth so it didn't really matter.