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  • Hidden Charm of Kanchanaburi

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    Thailand

    3 Nights - 4 days



     Day 1 - Bangkok - Kanchanaburi (L,D)

    Early this morning, drive south from Bangkok to the garden province of Samut Songkhram Province, and head towards the famous railway market at Maeklong District, where you will get a glimpse into Thai local lifestyle. Start the walk through the local market, located by the railway track and witness the dexterity and speed of the vendors as they quickly pack their stalls right before 10:20 am when the train approaches; hence, brining shopping to a brief halt. Then we will visit Damnoen Saduak Floating market and take a long-tail boat ride through the canals and see how Thai people live alongside the labyrinth of canals in this area.

    Then drive further to Kanchanaburi and stop en-route for coffee tasting at Hua Hong Coffee. Continue driving to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war during World War II. Visit the war cemetery and lunch at a local restaurant. Walk through the historical Pak Phraek Road before visiting Thai Burma Railway Museum. Return to hotel.

    Overnight in Kanchanaburi.

     Distance and journey time:

    Bangkok City  – Samut Songkhram (100 km): 60 min

    Samut Songkhram – Kanchanaburi (109 km): 1.30hr

    Day 2 - Kanchanaburi - Sangkhlaburi (B,L)

    Breakfast at the hotel, and drive to take a short train ride along the infamous ‘Death Railway’ at Kwai Bridge Train Station to Tham Krasae Station (train departs at 11:00 and arrives at 11:57). Lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Sangkhlaburi. Visit Wat Wang Wiwekaram, the most important and most revered Buddhist temple in Sangkhlaburi District, where Thai and Mon people live together peacefully. The temple was built to replace the previous temple which is now underwater. Then take a boat trip on Songkaria Lake to visit the Sunken Temple, one of the must-see “Unseen Thailand” attractions. The temple can be visited inside when the water level is low during the dry season. But during the rainy season, you can only see the upper part, one to two metres, of the temple.

    Overnight in Sangkhlaburi.

     Distance and journey time:

    Kanchanaburi - Sangkhlaburi (218 km): 3 hr

    Day 3 - Sangkhlaburi - Kanchanaburi (B,L,D)

    Rise early in the morning for alms giving to monks at the Mon Village. Return to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast, drive into “Runtee River” and start a jungle trek for 2 hours and view beautiful flowers across the river, followed by visiting Karen Village and learn more about their culture. Picnic lunch near the river. After lunch, enjoy rafting adventure along the river.

    In the late afternoon, transfer to historic Kanchanaburi and the safari-style tented camp on Hintok Mountain. With sweeping views of the beautiful landscape and the River Kwai, you will feel relaxed in this tranquil environment.

    Dinner at the resort.

    Overnight in Kanchanaburi.

     Distance and journey time:

    Sangkhlaburi - Hin Tok River Camp@Hell Fire Pass (136 km): 2.30 hr

    Day 4 - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok (B,L)

    Breakfast at the hotel and leave the resort to go on a short walk on the hellfire pass walking trail to see the most interesting part where the soldiers were forced to remove the rock using no more than picks, hammers and their bare hands, and continue to Hellfire Pass Museum. Depart for Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, which is famous for its idyllic beauty, once visited by King Rama V. The falls flows from cliffs into the Kwai Noi River. Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the waterfall view.

    Depart from Kanchanaburi and drive back to Bangkok hotel.

     Distance and journey time:

    Hin Tok River Camp@Hell Fire Pass – Bangkok city (241 km): 3.30 hr