Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekend in Kanchanaburi

We started our weekend at this gorgeous Resort.  Oriental Kwai (No.1 Trip Advisor Hotel) and it was perfect.

We had a river facing cabin. The rooms were lovely, the grounds immaculate.  The daughter and I are vegetarian and the restaurant had a lot of vegetarian options, something we don't easily find in Thailand.

Although it was less than 200km from our home, it took us 5 hours to travel here.  

On the second day we travelled to the Hellfire Pass Museum.  It was very emotional to be in the place where so many of our countrymen died whilst clipping into mountains to build the Burmese-Thailand railway.

It was a beautiful area marred by sadness.

On the way home we stopped at the Bridge over the River Kwai.  We did not get the train over the bridge as it was very busy but we plan on coming back with family in October and will go on the railway then.

We would have loved to keep driving but were advised not to drive over the border to Burma - so this as close as we could get.


  1. I have been to Kanchanaburi a couple of times and really enjoy the city. I rode past Hellfire Pass on my way to Sai Yok National Park but did not stop. Visiting Hellfire pass sounds like a good reason to return once again to Kanchanaburi.

    1. I agree. We have family coming over from Australia in October so we will be visiting again