Tag: things to see and do Kanchanaburi

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: Cool Spots Around Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

April 2015. Wherever you are in the small town of Kanchanaburi, you won’t be far from the River Kwai, known to locals as the “Khwae Yai” River”. This 380 kilometer stretch of water is world famous thanks to the 1957 Academy Award winning movie The Bridge Over The River Kwai, which weaves a fictional war […]

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