EXCURSIONS AND TRAVEL ON THE KWAI RIVER (KHWAE YAI)
In the Thai province of Kanchanaburi, two rivers Kwai (Kwai Yai) flow. The second is the Noah (Kwai Noi — “small tributary”), the second is the Yai (Kwai Yai — “a large influx”). Connecting, they give rise to a large Mekong river.
It has been the continuation of the Mekong.
Historical places of interest
In the river valley of people lived from ancient times. However, it has been the main attraction of the World War II.
It was a war It was required to build a railway in the jungle. The construction was carried out by Thais (mostly non-military), but also Englishmen, Germans and even Americans. More than 100 thousand people died in the execution of work. Created to preserve memory:
- The bridge over Kwai;
- Several well-groomed cemeteries;
- Museum of War;
- The Museum Center of the Thai-Burmese Railway.
Who knows how to tragic the 1939-1945. were for Europe. Here, you can see the peace of mind.
Every year in November the bridge becomes the center for the festival. “Kanchanaburi Light Sound Show. There are elements of a concept of light reflection, Thais pay tribute to the memory of the departed in those years. Thousands of people gather on the river Kwai. Floating restaurants, hotels, boats
Wat Chai Chumphon. Works: 8: 30-16: 30. The admission ticket costs 30 baht ($ 0.9).
The railway center is located near the military cemetery. It is open for visit: 9: 00-17: 00. The entrance ticket costs the 60th baht ($ 1.8).
Bridge on the River Kwai on a map:
There is a trip to the area where you can go.
Floating hotels and alloys on rafts
It is possible to make it out. It is possible to see that it’s possible to take care of it.
It is a raft. The conditions are less comfortable, but it’s not like the rafting in the hotel.
If you’re on a boat trip, you can stop by. Vegetables, clothes, souvenirs here.
Nature Park «Saoyok Yai»
The Sayok Yay The reserve is home for many bird species, animals and butterflies of Thailand. It is considered a park. There are waterfalls.
Sayok Yay on a map:
Muang Sing Historical Park
There is a park with the Khmer temples of the 13th century near the Saikok Noi waterfall. The Rama I invitesion protects you from the Burmese invasion. The protective structure remained in a dilapidated state until today.
Tiger’s Temple is a visit of the Wat Pha Luang Ta — perhaps the most unusual excursion in all of Thailand. The history of the Buddhist monastery has been broken. Tigers grew up and gave the posterity.
As a result, today in the Temple. It is a clear sign that the monks 10 m. It is important that these tigers are not from the zoo. They are in the wild. Typically, it can be a large cat.
Excursion is considered safe. Animals go to visitors well fed. Since 1999, it has been recorded and it’s not alive. Children are not allowed to walk around the animals.
The temple is located in Kanchanaburi on Sai Yok Road. Open from 9:00 to 16:30. It is possible for 400 baht ($ 12). They are welcome.