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Road trip to Kanchanaburi, Krabi and Phuket


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Got some spare time to post some pics from my roadtrip in March/April 2021.
The trip took 17 days: first a couple of nights in Kanchanaburi, going up to the Pilok Village and Mon Bridge, then to Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Phuket, James Bond Insel, Khao Lak with stops in Prachuap and Hua Hin.

I will post in this forum section the Kanchanaburi part, the rest in the southern forum section.


Took around 1000 pics, don't worry, will post a selection only.

Let's get it on.

Before reaching Kanchanburi City, there were a few temples on the way. First stop at Wat tham sua (Tiger cave tempel) and Wat Tham Khao Noi which are close to each other.

Unfortunately the cable car was out of order. Stairs it was.

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To the rear of the temple one can enjoy a break at the Meena Cafe, which was reccommended on the internet. A bit closer to the temple is the Aidin Klin Khao Cafe, where we enjoyed delicious food and shakes. Highly recommended.

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On the next morning we enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet with riverview. Bevor getting on with the temple list, we made a quick stop at the War Cementary around the corner.

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When Mrs. CO encountered the bats, she declared to have seen enouigh, wanting to return. I was allowed to further explore the cave on my own. Which I did, of course. 

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At that time we didn't know that there was a second exit. The cave exploration took some time and Mrs. CO became worried, as I was not yet back. So she enterd the cave again to look for me, while I left the cave on the other end to go back to the entrance where - of course - I couldn't see Mrs. CO.

It took some time but finally we met eachother again. Of course it was all my fault and for the next hours I was listening to all possible scenarios what could have happed to me, such as being lost in the cave, having had an heart attack, kidnapped by ghosts, mugged by bad people.....

She must really love me.

 

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I know you want to see them, so here is another temple. A bit older than the others.

First we went to the Ban Kao National Museum which unfortunately was closed becasue of Covid.
Next stop was Wat Prasat Muan Sing.

Quite large terrain, good to be allowed to enter with the car. Though not much to see.

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We continued our journey to an artificial tourist attraction: Mallika R.E 124

There you find many historical styled buildings and a few shops where you can leave your money.

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The food was horrible. You had to exchange your Baht into the "old" coins which were supposed to enhance the overall experience, though I thought the were just used to cover up the rip-off prices.

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We loved the wooden house. Must be great to live in it!?!

 

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One can hire a riksha to go around the place, which would have been a good choice at these high temperatures we encountered.

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Wat Pa Luang ta Maha Bua was famous for all those tigers living there. We didn`t know that it was now closed - no more tigers. There had been some shady deals going on - tigers being secretly sold during nighttime and so on...

Nowadays there are a couple of wild pigs, goats and dears which looked quite pitiful. They are being fed but I don't think anybody is taking proper care. Sad to see.

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On we go to Tham Krasae at River Quai next to the railroad. If one doesn't have a car, the train is leaving Kanchanaburi at 10:44h, arriving at 12:15 Uhr in Sai Yok. At 16:00h the train is returing and arriving 17:30h in Kanchanaburi.
 

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