Bangkok is not just well-known for the congested traffic (on the road) during the peak hours, but also another type of transportation that gives the hectic jam (in the canal); Yes… the canal that full with boats.
Located about 100km southwest away from Bangkok, there is this most famous floating market – Damnoen Saduak Floating market in Ratchaburi Province. On the way back to Bangkok (from Hua Hin), we had this little small sight-seeing activity here.
Have you try celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY) in a foreign country?!
I know most of you will say yes! But what about in a country where CNY is not the celebration for the majorities?
Last year’s CNY, I was with my family; on a history-lecture holiday as well as a beach holiday in Thailand. That’s the Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin of Thailand. For full itinerary of Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin & Bangkok, click HERE!
We had 2-nights-stayed in Courtyard Marriott, at Cha’ am Beach; a four start resort hotel with the ranking at number 7 out of the 45 hotels in Cha’ am on Tripadvisor. We booked it online at half price (Yay!!!) and we were so lucky to have our rooms facing the azure blue sea. The rooms were accommodated with balconies; a perfecto little area to watch the stunning sunrise.
The lobby area… Contunue Reading
When you are travelling in Hua Hin, Thailand, you will find a lot of this sign standing along the road. No matter where you go, you will find this; along the road, or in the postcard, or even made as souvenirs (just like the small tiny one behind this large sign)
One of the famous attractions in Hua Hin is the railway station and it is actually the sign of train station in Hua Hin.
Hua Hin Train Station
The train station is built in the reign of King Rama VI. It is a wooden building with Thai concept and painted brightly in yellow and red.
Very vintage-y feel, don’t you think so???
Feel free to view my previous write up on Kanchanaburi Town.
And for trip summary, please view HERE
The greatest attractions in Kanchanaburi are the historical bridge over the River Kwai and the death railway. The railways connects Thailand and Burma; built by the empire of Japan during the World War 2. Forced labour – Asian labours and allied prisoner of war (POWs) were used in its construction. Almost half of the prisoners worked in this project died from disease, maltreatment and accident.
It is even filmed as The Bridge on the River Kwai where it borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical settings.
Here, I am going to share up some photos I have taken during my visit to the River Kwai.
Hola!!! Time to continue with my Thailand holiday back in February.
You can view here for the Summary of the trip and here for the eco vintage village in Plearnwan, Hua Hin.
Kanchanaburi is a little town located about 130 kilometers west of Bangkok. It takes about 3 hours ride to get there (from Bangkok). If you love some adventurous journey, you may opt to travel by train which takes up to 5 hours from Bangkok
I stayed in this hotel in Amphoes Muang (Kanchanaburi city) – River Kwai Hotel.
It is located at the prime location where one easily accesses to the famous River Kwai Bridge and other attractions.
PlearnWan @ Hua Hin is the first ever eco vintage village in Thailand.
A very special entrance, built with used and recycled items.
Like what I have said previously, This place gotta kill your memory card storage!
You will understand what i meant…
It is actually built up on an open lawn area; with a 2-storey building around.
This is a summary of my trip during the short holiday. Detailed posts will be up soon
Kanchanaburi à Hua Hin à Bangkok
Day 1 (BKK à Kanchanaburi)
We took the earliest flight from LCCT
1# Our tour van that fit 10pax excluding the driver
2# It was still early when we arrived at Bangkok. Had an early lunch at one Chinese-Thai Restaurant
3# Took 3 hours journey to Kanchanaburi and checked-in into River Kwai Hotel (the best hotel in town)
4# Shopped and snack-ed at small town center of Kanchanaburi
Happy Bunny Year!
How was your CNY holiday???
While you guys were busying with all the ‘bai nian‘, food feast and house-hopping; I was busy ‘hugging’ the sun, sea and breeze with aunts and uncles and family!!!
i am tanned!
Where was I again?! You will get to know it soon ………………