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Reminder that Treks/Jungle trips can be done from Phuket/Krabi and River Kwai nr BKK, not just in the North

Reminder that Treks/Jungle trips can be done from Phuket/Krabi and River Kwai nr BKK, not just in the North

Jun 29th, 2005, 09:47 PM
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Reminder that Treks/Jungle trips can be done from Phuket/Krabi and River Kwai nr BKK, not just in the North

Discussion going on another thread but brings up the point about treks, elephants, river etc and worth noting as many might not know is that these are available in many parts of Thailand and if you are down south Phuket and krabi way you can find plenty of trek options without 'having' to go all the way north.

Around the Phuket area there are lots of soft adventures and trips, sea kayak, and you can venture out into the beyond places, perhaps do Krabi for a day, Phang Nga etc.

You can also do treks around Khao Sok and Siam Safari have day and 2 day trips which gives you natural Thailand, canoeing on the river, jungle trek etc

http://www.siamsafari.com

This gives an idea of what is available from Phuket and krabi area, these guys have been round as long as I can remember and that's a way long time.

Also the River Kwai area is just a couple of hours by bus, cab, bit longer by train, from Bangkok, there are lots of soft and hard adventures trips in the aeas, cycling tours, river trips, cultural/heritage, scenery etc etc

http://www.siamwanderer.com/Regions/West/whill23.html


http://www.siamwanderer.com/Regions/West/whill22.html

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Jun 30th, 2005, 04:32 AM
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very true, James - and well posted - but one of the main reasons, surely, for visiting the River Kwai region, as you put it, is to remember all those who died there.
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Jun 30th, 2005, 09:24 PM
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Absolutely ! For Australians it is especially important, the cemetaries are so well kept, it is a very very sobering experience indeed, can be heart wrenching too when you see the names and ages, highly educational as it brings home the true horrors of war/conflict. I rate the whole Kanchanaburi area highly but a lot miss out on it.
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Jul 5th, 2005, 11:49 AM
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see the Siamsafari link for Phuket activities and adventures
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Jul 5th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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James where did you stay in K'buri? I'm looking at the raft lodge but haven't heard much feedback on it
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Jul 5th, 2005, 05:38 PM
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We stayed on the rafts and it was great! You can swim in the river and when we woke one morning, some elephants were taking a bath next door. The rafts are all connected together and there's one area for eating and another for a little cultural show. They give you lanterns at nite (there's no electricity) and each room has a bathroom w/ cold water shower. The staff and other travelers were so friendly and there are several different side trips you can take from the raft - by walking, boat or truck. Visiting Kanchanaburi (the museums, cemetaries, historic sites and local tribes, etc.) and staying at the rafts was one of the highlights of our trip in december 2003. I'd highly recommend it!
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