Published: August 14th 2007March 27th 2007
Spent three days out in Kanchanaburi which is a little town situated on the River Kwai. Stayed at a lovely little Guesthouse on the River which had floating raft rooms. From Kanchanburi you can explore the surrounding national parks as well as look at parts of the Death Railway which was built by POWs and slave labour (Burmese, Siamese etc) during WWII. Walked over the Bridge on the River Kwai made famous by the movie (we even watched the movie for the first time at a local pub....although the movie is apparently quite a grand embellishment on the true history!). Visited Hellfire Pass which is a pass built by POWs through solid rock...lots of hard work in horrendous conditions.
While here we also went out to Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park which was a series of seven waterfalls. We hiked all the way to the top and swam our way back down. Kirstyn was a little nervous of swimming in some of the pools as the fish like to bite your feet!
Visited Hellfire Pass as well. A great museum here which has been developed by an Aussie guy complete with MP3 comentary as you walk around the
Hired a motoribike to get around town in Kanchanaburi. After a slight stumble initially (making friends with the gutter) we went well dodging the Thai traffic and are now ready to embark on more motorbike adventures elsewhere. (Jason the driver with Kirstyn on the back...).
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