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The bridge over the river at Kanchanaburi.  
   

The bridge over the river at Kanchanaburi.

Thousands died building this bridge during WW2. The film 'The bridge on the River Kwai was based on the horrors endured building this rail line to Burma (Mynanmar).
The Bridge

December 25th 2009
You'll notice on this blog some photos of tigers being led around by Monks at the so called 'Tiger Temple' near Kanchanaburi. This is a deeply controversial tourist attraction. Personally I found it quite disturbing and unsettling. Tigers are wild animals - its really not appropriate to have tourists queuing up to have their photos taken in close proximity to them. So, why did I go? I suppose ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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