Monday, November 18, 2013

Kanchanaburi

It's been a few weeks since we've managed to escape the city for a weekend, but we finally managed to get away on Saturday and Sunday to the mountains in the nearby province of Kanchanaburi (about a 3 hour drive)

Our resort was along the River Kwai Noi, not far from the boarder with Myanmar.  It was quite close to the Sai Yok Noi waterfall.  We've been to this waterfall before, about 3 years ago, but it was during the dry season and there wasn't any water.  Seeing it again after the recent rains was much better.  The Thai people in the pictures are our friends Nun and Yo who we were traveling with.  Nun is featured in the top middle picture below shortly before she took an unintended bath.

Just a typical Sunday riding elephants around the mountains:

On the way back to Bangkok we made a short side trip to the Sri Nakharin Dam.  We may need to make another weekend trip here sometime for kayaking and fishing.

We're back to the city for now; refreshed and looking forward to the next time we can get out and explore more of Thailand.

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  2. I remember riding the "railway of death" from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok and then visiting those falls. I scrambled up to the caves at the base of the falls -- it was very slippery but the stalactites inside were pretty cool.

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    1. That's right, you took the train here the day that I was really sick. The small caves up behind the waterfall are indeed very cool!

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  3. SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Can't wait to come! We have looked at tickets about 20 times and just need to book but so far prices have been same/stable and just waiting on Andy to officially confirm with his mom..."Oh yeah... I mentioned it twice but keep forgetting to double check what her work said"...

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