Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thailand Day 3: Kanchanaburi War Graves, River Kwai

Having late nights in Bangkok is a must! Almost all the Night Markets open in the evening until pass midnight. So waking up very early in the morning for our tour was seriously no joke! Having booked our tour in one of the Travel Agency near our Hotel (note: you guys should pre-book your tours beforehand coz it’s a whole lot cheaper than booking days before the actual tour). So our morning started at around 6am coz we have to be ready at around 7 to be picked from our hotel by the service provided the travel agency. Travel from the city to the tour will take around 2hours so if you haven’t had breakfast in your hotel before leaving I suggest you bring food and try to eat it on the way. Lunch is the only food served during this tour. By 10am we arrived at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery we looked around for awhile and pay respects to their countries heroes.


A few walks away we passed by the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way there to transfer to other camps during the war. Which was now converted into a war museum.


We didn’t have enough time to roam around the museum because we are following a strict timing for the tour. 

And so we went straight to the Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and this is the beginning of the Death Railway which is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. Thought the history of this place is very moving we enjoyed the nice and calming view of the place. 

And yes, this railroad is still being used today.

The breath taking view background.

After a few good minutes of walking around and picture taking we where then headed to our Lunch place. Apparently it is a few more rides further into the river stretch where we will be eating on one of their Floating Rest Stops.

And so after a few good spoonfuls off we go to our river raft. 

One of the gorgeous houses by the river. 

Now off to the Elephant Ride! ;)

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