Category: Thailand Attractions

On the Road to Ban Chiang

On the Road to Ban Chiang

It was Boxing Day, the day after Christmas and I quite fancied taking a ride into Udon Thani. A couple of days later we were due to take our pre New Year pilgrimage to the mountains of Loei Province to spend a few days visiting the annual Phu Rua Flower...

Phon Phisai – Fireballs and Lettuce Wraps

Naga Fireball Festival The Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos in the northeastern region of the country. Phon Phisai (โพนพิสัย ) is a small town nestled on the riverbank of the famous stretch of water. It’s a place I have visited many times before and each one of those trips...

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...

Thailand’s Famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Thailand’s Famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Bangkok’s famous floating market is not actually in the capital city but can be found swimming in a sea of colours in Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi Province, 80 kilometres west of Bangkok. In the mid-nineteenth century King Rama IV connected the Mae Klong and Tacheen rivers by constructing 30 km of...

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...

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