The bridge over river kwai was... kind of a disapointment
Kanchanaburi Travel Blog› entry 17 of 132 › view all entries
March 10th, 2010 – by: CFD
Well there i checked into Thai Guesthouse which proved to be another great hostel/guesthouse. I got a double room with fan and TV (with BBC world) and rented a motorbike for 150 bath a day and just drove around Kanchanburi and around. I rode around 250km during the days i was there and saw A LOT of things.
I was supposed to go with on a tour with "Good times" travel agency, but the cancelled the tour because they claimed it have been a fire in the forest.
Here is what i did:
Tiger Temple - Very touristy and expensive. I paid 500 bath extra to watch the tiger excersize after everyone else had left. It was quite good and I got some good photos. Its located around 40km away from Kanchanburi on road 323. (North West , opposite direction of Bangkok)
Two War cemetaries - One had a lot of people , the other one (outside of town) was empty. I think the one outside of town was better
Bat/Buddah Cave - Around 10km outside of Kanchanburi on road 323 i saw a sign to a nearby cave. The cave was big and there where some very narrow passages. There where also tons of bats in this cave which became VERY scary after the guides turned off the light because the thought the cave was empty.
Ha phon Cave (Buddah Cave). Good cave as well with a reclining buddah. I had a MC and a Italian guy i met hopped on the back and we drove to see the cave. This is the best cave ive seen in Kanchanburi and is well worth a visit.
Death Railway Museum: Good museum about the construction of the railway with items belonging to the POW's and just lots of history. 100 bath
Sing Gardens - Far away from Kanchanburi (at least 50kilometers) this place contains two big ruins from an important temple that was visited by Rama V a long time ago.
Elephant Village. You can ride Elephants on a short circut in the "jungle" and afterwards the Elephants will go into the river while and you can bath with them. I just watched
And off course the Bridge over Riwer Kwai. The river kwai was not called Riwer Kwai before after the movie because the author did a mistake. THen many tourists wanted to see this bridge and the thais simply changed the name of the river so that the tourists would have something to see.. Go Thai!
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