Interesting Places Of Kanchanaburi

My visit to Kanchanaburi was short yet memorable. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai, Kanchanaburi has many interesting places to explore only if you have time. As I ran short of time, I could visit only two places of interest (apart from Erawan National Park) – the Bridge over the River Kwai and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

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The Bridge over the River Kwai is hugely popular among visitors. The Bridge over the Mae Klong was part of the Death Railway. It was built by the Japanese during WWII with the help of prisoners and slave laborers. Japan built the Burma Railway (also known as the Death Railway) to support its forces in the Burma campaign of WWII.

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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery was another place which I explored on foot as it was close to my guesthouse. It was dedicated to victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Burma Railway. It was designed by Colin St Clair Oakes. More than 6,000 prisoners of war are buried there. The place makes you realize the dark side of history.

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But don’t forget to visit Kanchanburi’s most tourist spot Erawan National Park

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Why Everybody Loves Bangkok ?

According to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok is loved by everyone and I am completely agree with them.

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Over the past 10 years the world has seen economic ebbs and flows, evolving global competition and partnership, and boundless technological innovation. But, one thing has remained constant: people’s growing desire to travel the world, visit new landscapes and immerse themselves in other cultures. Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, released today, quantifies this desire: since 2009, the number of international overnight visitors grew an astounding 76 %.

This year, the Global Destination Cities Index-which ranks 200 cities based on proprietary analysis of publicly available visitor volume and spend data-reveals that Bangkok remains the No. 1 destination, with more than 22 million international overnight visitors. Paris and London, in flipped positions this year, hold the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively both hovering over 19 million. All top 10 cities saw more international overnight visitors in 2018 than the prior year, with the exception of London, which decreased nearly 4 percent. The forecast for 2019 indicates across-the-board growth, with Tokyo expecting the largest uptick in visitors.

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A Perfect Guide To Thailand’s Erawan National Park

Kanchanburi was recommended by one of my Thai friends. I had to take help of Google as I had very little time on my hands and little knowledge about the place. And Google told me to visit Erawan National Park. Located in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, Erawan National Park is quite popular among tourists and locals alike. And the famous Erawan Falls is part of the park, which was founded in 1975.

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The seven-tiered waterfall is picturesque and worth visiting. Truly nature’s best gift.

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The seven waterfalls are: Lhai Keun Lung, Wang Matcha, Pha Nam Tok, Oke Nang Phee Suer, Buer Mai Long, Dong Pruek Sa and Phu Pha Erawan.

Due to lack of time, I concentrated only on the third waterfall – Pha Nam Tok.

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This water fall is taller than the first two falls. I spent a lot of time in the amazing natural pool, refreshing my mind and body. It was indeed a mind-blowing experience for me after three hour bus journey. While swimming, one is bound to encounter with lots of fish. If you have time, try to explore all the waterfalls and I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy being there. It is better to explore the place in the weekdays instead of weekend as it becomes over-crowded.

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Few things to remember about the park: Direct bus is easily available from Kanchanburi bus terminal to the park and it will cost you THB 40 per person (one way). The three hour scenic journey will take you through green dense forest. The last bus for Kanchanaburi leaves at 17:00. It is very easy to navigate inside the park, thanks to ample signboards. Plastic items are prohibited here. They really check your bags. Carry some water bottles and swimming costumes. Completely relax your mind and soak in the pristine beauty of the vast forest.

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Mobile Video Of Erawan National Park

Two small casual mobile videos of famous Erawan National Park of Thailand show the true beauty of this amazing place.

 

I will post more images about this place soon. Till then enjoy the beauty of the park.

 

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