Category: Kanchanaburi

The Thailand – Burma Death Railway

The Thailand – Burma Death Railway

The movie The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) starring William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins won seven Oscars and is symbolic in most peoples minds at the mention of the Thailand – Burma Death Railway but very few know the history behind the railroad itself. Construction of the...

Kanchanaburi’s Don Rak War Cemetery

Kanchanaburi’s Don Rak War Cemetery

In the 50 previous years of my life I never once imagined I would stand before so many graves in a country so far from my homeland. The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery truly moved me. There are 6,982 graves at the Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi town, here rest the...

Wang Pho Elephant Camp

Wang Pho Elephant Camp

You may recall my post Three Steps To Heaven – Kanchanaburi’s Erawan Waterfall in which Wonderful Wi and I visited the beautiful seven tier Erawan Waterfall and later that day travelled on the Thai – Burma Death Railway. In between we had a surprise visit to the Wang Pho Elephant...

Kanchanaburi Revisited – The Tiger Temple

Kanchanaburi Revisited – The Tiger Temple

A web search on Kanchanaburi’s Tiger Temple will bring about lots of information about the tigers and temple but also discussion about whether the captive tigers are heavily sedated, or to put it more bluntly, whether the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi drugs its magnificent animals. Tony the Tiger may have been...

Two Regions – One Conclusion

Two Regions – One Conclusion

It has taken me twelve days since arriving in Thailand to put together my first post, but it hasn’t been through a complete lack of want. A hectic schedule has seen myself and Wonderful Wi find very little time to ourselves in the way of quiet relaxation and a significant...

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