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Bridge over the River Kwai

I have 2 days for spending in Thailand so I decide to took a daytryp to Kanchanaburi:

River Kwai

Kanchanaburi is like 100 or 200 Km away from Bangkok, That means 2h30m of driving, at least. 

It's a kind of cultural visit, to see the famous bridge over the river Kwai, and also the 2nd World War Cementery, I found it so much touristic, the museum is so crapy, avoid it, like to took the train, cross the river by yourself

 

River rafting

The next steep it was a kind of bamboo rafting and eat at the river so simple Thai food, was ok, but nothing special. There I talk with my lil guide and ask her to chnage elephant and train to go to the Tiger Temple.

The waterfalls
..no problem but I will have to pay the entrance fee at the Temple, 500 Baht :p

 

Water Falls

Next stop was A kind of falls, really nice, and funny coz we could see many people falling to the ground or water, but we only stay like 15 minutes, so I didn't take a bath.

 

Elephant riding

The elephant riding was Ok, my elephant mates were two Swizerland secretaries (Zurich) that came for the Ful Moon Party, nice gals, but I have took an Elephant months ago, so not interesting 

 

Tiger temple

Reaching the Temple was so complicate, they left me in the middle of the road :p with a kind of guide (not english speaking) and we have been waiting like 30 minutes under the noon sun, with lots of flyes, OMG was extremely hot! Finally an other van, catch me and drive me to the Temple.

The big cat...

On this Temple you can see a lot of animals in freedom: Bufalos, cows, chickens, Tigers...

First stop, the Tiger canyon were they took you mnay pics of you with a tiger, once I finish I notice that I didn't look at the camera in all of the pics :p so I did it agin, but this time looking at the camera ;)

Second stop, going to see the baby Tigers! On the way I found many bufalos and arround me, I took a pic with one and suddently the main bufalo look at me AND HIT ME!! Thanx to good he didn't want to hurt me, I think that the problem was that I was between a mum and her child. What happens with me? Animals attack me twice in this tryp!

The youg tiger was softer that Big tigers, but also fun.

The temple was in the middle of the reservoir, it's quite simple, but ok.

About this place is crazy the amount of volunteers that work there, a lot of people of all over the world.

We depart from the Temple a little bit late, on the way back to Bangkok, my  mate was a Colombian guy that have been traveling solo like 4 or 5 months and also will be traveling 2 or 3 more. So once I arrive to Bangkok I went so quick to the hotel for taking a shower and to the CABARET!!! 

ratu says:
Floating hotel? I think that I eat there!
It's such an experience...
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009
marloesetman says:
Thanks for the advice! I just booked a flight to Bangkok and Luang Prabang, than we will see what to do. I've heard the floating hotel was ok, have you been there?
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009
ratu says:
Baby, this tryp is so-so
River qwai was for tourists, avoid museum!
Water rafting was crap
Food was so so
Waterfalls...only 15 min
Elephant ok
Tigers good
Posted on: Jun 08, 2009
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Bridge over the River Kwai
Bridge over the River Kwai
The waterfalls
The waterfalls
The big cat...
The big cat...
Bamboo rafting
Bamboo rafting
With a big cat...
With a big cat...
Ay Kwai!
Ay Kwai!
The Temple
The Temple
Their own water
Their own water
Relaxing
Relaxing
Brochure
Brochure
Map
Map
Kanchanaburi
photo by: wbboy29