My 5: Sangkhlaburi Town Market, Thailand.

Sangkhlaburi Town Market Thailand

1. April 2015. There are a number of markets to be found scattered in and around Sangkhlaburi, including the famous Night Market in Mon Village, as well as the curious Border Market with its antique oddities by the crossing to Myanmar. I checked out the sedate Town Market near Oh Dee Hostel between Thetsaban streets […]

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My 5: Wat Wang Wiwekaram & Buddhakaya Chedi – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Buddhakaya Chedi Mon village Sangkhlaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. The Thai town of Sangkhlaburi is home to two distinct settlements located either side of the stunning Saphan Mon Bridge. To the south lies a mostly Thai community and its concentrated huddle of houseboats on Khao Laem Reservoir, to the north sits an ethnic Burmese Mon village on the riverbanks. The Mon […]

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Wat Somdet Gao – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Secluded beach Khao Laem Reservoir Sangkhlaburi

1. April 2015. Even in a country famed for planet Earth’s most gorgeous temples, the Thai town of Sangkhlaburi more than holds its own with a handful of mesmerizing wats located in and around the all-encompassing Khao Laem Reservoir. The ancient and largely abandoned Wat Somdet Gao is one of them and is best accessed via […]

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My 5: Khao Laem Reservoir – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Khao Laem Reservoir Sangkhlaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. Tucked away in a western corner of Thailand on the border to Myanmar, the town of Sangkhlaburi was one of my great Thai discoveries from nearly two months exploring the country. This is a place to come and unwind, with nearly everything revolving around the town’s beautiful man-made reservoir, Khao Laem. Formed […]

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My 5: Saphan Mon Bridge – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Saphan Mon Bridge Sangkhlaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. The picturesque water town of Sangkhlaburi is one of my favorite places in Thailand and I’ll never forget that special WOW moment when I first laid eyes upon its stupendous wooden bridge. At 440 meters long, Saphan Mon is is the country’s longest wooden bridge, which connects the town’s mainly Thai community […]

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My 5: Erawan Falls – Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Erawan Falls Erawan National Park Kanchanaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. Kanchanaburi’s collection of world war two sights is undeniably fascinating, but also pretty heavy and at times hugely depressing. So after a day walking the Death Railway Bridge, the War Cemetery and the Death Railway Museum, I was eager to treat myself to some beautiful National Park scenery to clear my mind […]

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My 5: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Thailand

1. April 2015. A visit to the town of Kanchanaburi is like stepping into a giant, breathing memorial to one of Thailand’s darkest historical chapters. For it was here that so many prisoners of war toiled away on the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, also known as The Death Railway, back in the early 1940s. Over one […]

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