This was the third trip to Thailand in this year, 2013. I’ve travelled to Haytai in April for Songkran and to Bangkok in May for family trip. In the last month of 2013, I went to Bangkok again, solo. It was just a 4 days 3 nights short trip, but I’d managed to visit to Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok (GPS code: 14.041735, 99.503903), and stepped on the famous River Kwai Bridge. I did go around the town and also somewhere further out by the motorbike that I rented from the local. It was a very special experiences to me and I was freaking excited to ride along the random roads and discover new places. I’ve planned to visit Kanchanaburi again in coming May and continue my exploration over there. Stay tuned for new update from me. =]
It was built by the Empire of Japan to support its forces in Burma campaign during World War II. It was part of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway and one of the significant historical bridge in the railway system of Thailand. It has been bombed down by the British Forces and subsequently rebuilt it into iron and concrete bridge.
The Burma Railway is still on duty until todays. However, it only travel from Bangkok Railway Central ( Hua Lamphong) till Nam Tok Station, which located at 62KM away from Kanchanaburi, and the trains do go across the River Kwai Bridge along the journey to Nam Tok.
My all-time-favourite local Thai Cuisine – Basil Leaf Fried Chicken, same goes to all my family members. We are just could not stop loving this spicy local food and it must be in our food list every times when we travel to Thailand.
This little kid was fishing by the river using just one string. Guess what? He really caught some fishes. Awesome!
Spectacular sunset scene over River Kwai Bridge during evening. I spent almost one whole day staying around Kanchanaburi so that I’d can really witness the real beauty of it preciously. I’d loving it.
I just realised that actually Siamese are super patriotic citizens because every evening their radio broadcast the national song at sharp 7 o’clock and they standstill to sing along loud on the street or wherever they are during that time. Full respect to their patriotism.
Tuk-tuk, one of the most efficient transports in Bangkok city. The traffic condition is always bad and this Tuk-tuk can bring you to your destinations in shorter time, trust me.