Thailand: Bangkok and Kanchanburi (Jan. 2019)

  • Damnoen Floating Market (part 1 of 3) is about 100 km south west of Bangkok. The market is definitely created for tourists but it’s a fun experience nevertheless. At one time, I’m sure the locals used to frequent a floating market when canals were plentiful and roads were not built yet.
  • Damnoen Floating Market (Part 2 of 3).  Coming to this market was a bit of accident but I’m glad I did. Although it was really crowded I think the locals did try to provide some authentic experience and there were also lots of photogenic frames. I have actually wanted to travel to River Kwai for an all-day tour but the ones I found were either cancelled or full. So I booked one that spent the morning at the market and the afternoon at River Kwai. Unfortunately, the tour spent a lot more time at the market than the River Kwai.
  • Damnoen Floating Market (Part 3 of 3).Traffic jam? What traffic jam?
  • Add a bit of this, a bit of that, and maybe a bit of the other stuff too. A primer in cooking up a bowl of noodles on a boat.
  • JEATH (Japan, England, Australia, America, Thailand, Holland) is one of the museums near the famous bridge over the River Kwai. I believe this one is closest to the Bridge and it’s on the ground of a former temple. Because I was part of a tour and I felt really rush and not able to spend more time with some of the artifacts. The Museum has quite an eclectic collections.
  • Time-lapse video from above about 6:30 am near the Phetchaburi subway station.
  • Street food of Bangkok.
  • Just have a delicious Thai dinner at a “street food” stall. It’s quite a modern and clean set up at the Asiatique waterfront. It’s amazing what it could produce in a tiny kitchen.
  • From Wikipedia:
    The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (known locally as the Don-Rak War Cemetery) is the main prisoner of war (POW) cemetery for victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Burma Railway. It is on the main road, Saeng Chuto Road, through the town of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, adjacent to an older Chinese cemetery. The Thai-Burma Rail is the one depicted in the movie “The Bridge Over River Kwai” I was there as part of a tour. Unfortunately, I felt rush and didn’t spend as much time at the cemetery as I would have liked.