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Travel Report: Sangkhlaburi Town Market, Thailand.

April 2015. There are a number of markets to be found scattered in and around Sangkhlaburi, including the famous Night Market in Mon Village, as well as the curious Border Market with its antique oddities by the crossing to Myanmar. I checked out the sedate Town Market near Oh Dee Hostel between Thetsaban streets one […]

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Travel Report: Wat Wang Wiwekaram & Buddhakaya Chedi – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. The Thai town of Sangkhlaburi is home to two distinct settlements located either side of the stunning Saphan Mon Bridge. To the south lies a mostly Thai community and its concentrated huddle of houseboats on Khao Laem Reservoir, to the north sits an ethnic Burmese Mon village on the riverbanks. The Mon are […]

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Travel Report: Wat Somdet Gao – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. Even in a country famed for planet Earth’s most gorgeous temples, the Thai town of Sangkhlaburi more than holds its own with a handful of mesmerizing wats located in and around the all-encompassing Khao Laem Reservoir. The ancient and largely abandoned Wat Somdet Gao is one of them and is best accessed via a […]

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Travel Report: Khao Laem Reservoir – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. Tucked away in a western corner of Thailand on the border to Myanmar, the town of Sangkhlaburi was one of my great Thai discoveries from nearly two months exploring the country. This is a place to come and unwind, with nearly everything revolving around the town’s beautiful man-made reservoir, Khao Laem. Formed in […]

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Travel Report: Saphan Mon Bridge – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. The picturesque water town of Sangkhlaburi is one of my favorite places in Thailand and I’ll never forget that special WOW moment when I first laid eyes upon its stupendous wooden bridge. At 440 meters long, Saphan Mon is is the country’s longest wooden bridge, which connects the town’s mainly Thai community on […]

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Travel Report: Erawan Falls – Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. Kanchanaburi’s collection of world war two sights is undeniably fascinating, but also pretty heavy and at times hugely depressing. So after a day walking the Death Railway Bridge, the War Cemetery and the Death Railway Museum, I was eager to treat myself to some beautiful National Park scenery to clear my mind and […]

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Travel Report: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

April 2015. A visit to the town of Kanchanaburi is like stepping into a giant, breathing memorial to one of Thailand’s darkest historical chapters. For it was here that so many prisoners of war toiled away on the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, also known as The Death Railway, back in the early 1940s. Over one hundred […]

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Travel Report: Death Railway Bridge – Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. Even if you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning movie, chances are you’ve heard of the bridge on the River Kwai, a key component of Japan’s so-called Thailand-Burma Death Railway line during World War II. A truly horrific chapter of Thai history, over one hundred thousand slaves and prisoners of war were forced to work […]

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Travel Report: Khao San Road, Bangkok.

June 2015. I very nearly didn’t bother with Khao San Road, Bangkok’s most famous street. In fact, the more I read and heard, from delirious recommendations to stark warnings, I just couldn’t figure out why so many people would fly halfway across the world to get really pissed and hang out with lots of other […]

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