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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Mandalay Palace – Simply Magnificent

Mandalay Palace – one of Mandalay’s major tourist spots that you cannot stop yourself from visiting. Barring some exceptions like huge crowds, the palace stands tall before the expectations of the people visiting for the first time. I was completely blown away by the sheer beauty of this place.

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Built between 1857 and 1859, this massive compound used to be the main royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw – the last two kings of Myanmar.

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These historical palace grounds are quite big in size. Surrounded by a moat, the palace is at the center of the citadel and faces east.

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The 413-hectare royal palace compound has many buildings and other marvelous structures, including the MayNanPyathat building and the HmanNan Building.

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Apart from the Royal Mint and the Watch Tower, a major part of the palace was damaged during the World War II. The whole complex is surrounded by four big walls which are 60 meters in width, two kilometers in length, eight meters in height, and three meters in thickness.

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The palace has a total of 12 gates which represent 12 zodiacal signs.

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Few things to remember before exploring the place. The ticket, which you buy at the entrance of the place, should be kept safely as it can allow you to visit other nearby historical places. So don’t lose it. It was easy for me to explore this place on foot as I was staying in a nearby hostel. I was completely exhausted after exploring every part of this palace. If I remember correctly, I spent around two hours there. I will write more about my Mandalay sojourn soon.

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Welcome To Thailand – A Photo Essay

Thailand is a country, which I will never get bored of, no matter how many times I visit there. The following images have been taken in various locations of Thailand.

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Myanmar Through My Eyes

During a short trip to Myanmar’s Mandalay, I clicked hundreds of images. I reached Mandalay via Moreh-Tamu border. Soon, I will write more about my Mandalay sojourn. Till then enjoy my colorful snaps.

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