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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My 5: Death Railway Bridge – Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Death Railway Bridge Kanchanaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. Even if you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning movie, chances are you’ve heard of the bridge on the River Kwai, a key component of Japan’s so-called Thailand-Burma ‘Death Railway’ line during World War II. A truly horrific chapter of Thai history, over one hundred thousand slaves and prisoners of war were forced to […]

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My 5: The Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha The Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. No visit to the Thai capital would be complete without a trip to The Grand Palace, Bangkok’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 and home to a succession of Thai kings for almost 150 years, this stunning palace complex has come to symbolize the very heart of the Thai kingdom. This shot […]

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My 5: The Golden Mount, Bangkok.

The Golden Mount Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. There are more temples in Thailand than you can shake a stick at. With over a thousand structures peppered around Bangkok alone, it can be tricky deciding which ones are worthy of your time. One temple that should definitely make the cut is Wat Saket. Dating back to the Ayutthaya era, this […]

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My 5: The Ghost Tower, Bangkok.

The Ghost Tower Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. I was having breakfast in the hostel one morning when I overheard an American guy telling a mousey South African about his top picks in Bangkok. “Dude, you haven’t done The Ghost Tower?” he exclaimed, a forkful of egg suspended at the entrance to his mouth. “Dude… The Ghost Tower!!!” So I […]

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My 5: Songkran, Bangkok.

Songkran Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. Mid April is an excellent time to visit Bangkok, with the city transforming itself for Songkran, Thailand’s huge New Year festival. In many districts this annual celebration has morphed into little more than an almighty water war, with locals and tourists alike attacking each other using buckets, balloons and high-powered water guns. […]

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