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Another places than Kanchanaburi & Floating Market

Sep 4th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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Another places than Kanchanaburi & Floating Market

I intend to do a tour for Floating Market and Kanchanaburi in the same day visiting Tiger Temple.
It would like suggestions of other interesting places to know in this same course to review the guide, I intend to do it with Tong on a private tour just me and my wife, so that she can calculate the total value of the tour.
Which other places besides the mentioned above that you find interesting?
We don't want to know museums, we preferred outdoors places.
Thanks for your attention
Fernando Ramos
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Sep 4th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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Will you have Tong for more than one day? I think the sites that you mentioned will be a very full day already so you may not want to add any other sites to your itinerary.

Enjoy your trip!
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Sep 4th, 2006, 02:04 PM
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If you visit the Saiyok Elephant Park just outside of Kanchanaburi, you can take a short ride on an elephant (30 minutes)and float on a raft down the river (also 30 minutes). Both are fun, even though they are designed for tourists.

You can also make a quick stop at the monkey park. I don't think it has a name, but Tong should be familiar with it. You can buy some food there to feed the monkeys. It takes only a few minutes but it is very interesting to watch the monkeys watch the humans!
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Sep 4th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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the trip you mention will take about 12 hours i believe....there is a pottery kiln place near to the floating market as well as the royal craft shop...

rose garden is nearby also and many stop there for lunch
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Sep 13th, 2006, 05:57 AM
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What about the Bridge over the River Kwai ? This was also known as the Death Railway in which many Allied prisoners died building the "death railway" between Thailand and Burma. Besides the actual bridge, in which the local train comes down twice a day, the burial grounds of the Allied soldiers are close by, and a small history museum within a few miles, also close by. The history museum (JEATH) is primarily photographic.
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Sep 13th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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On that route I enjoyed the thai royal crafts place and the celedon factory. You can also ask Tong about the local temples that are on the way. One in particular is very beautiful-full of very intricate wood carvings. There you can also feed some fish; it's on the river.

the speedboat down the river kwai is also fun and the restauarant there on the water is good.
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Sep 13th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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The actual bridge on the river Kwai was blown up, if you remember from the movie. There is another bridge, but it`s certainly not the real thing. Is that correct?
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Sep 13th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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the new bridge is a replica
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Sep 13th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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The bridge was blown up by a B-24 bomber attack, not the way they portrayed it in the movie.
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Sep 15th, 2006, 05:54 PM
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Do you know if trains still go over the bridge? My 9 yr. old train buff wanted to know.
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Sep 15th, 2006, 06:03 PM
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yes you can take a train ride for a short distance and then back
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Sep 15th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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How long is Erawan falls from Kanchanaburi ?
January is a good month to visit the falls.I`ve heard : no rains no good falls.
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