Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham SuaDrove from Thong Pha Phum to Kanchanaburi. Visited Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. The museum and walk commemorate the deaths and suffering of Allied prisoners of war while building the Siam-Burma Railway (aka Death Railway) for the Japanese military.a room on the river

Also visited Muang Sing Historical Park, home to Khmer ruins from the 13th and 14th centuries. An earlier burial site is from the Bronze Age.

Rented a bicycle and peddled to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where 7,000 POWs are buried. Also visited Wat Thavorn Wararam. On the way back to Bangkok, I visited Wat Ban Tham where a dragon entrance leads to a Buddhist temple in a cave. Also visited Wat Tham Sua where a conveyor belt transports devotees’ offerings into the alms bowl.

On the way back to Bangkok, visited the 120-metre-high chedi, the tallest stupa in the world at Phra Pathom Chedi. Unfortunately, it was being reconstructed and was covered with scaffolding.

Lodging–stayed at Sugar Cane Guest House. The rooms are literally on the River Kwai Yai; they are built on rafts. Had a good dinner at Apples.

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