Bridge on the river Kwai – Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai Bridge is a tragic part of war history. So much that several books are published about it. David Lean’s movie ‘Bridge on the river Kwai, which was released in 1957, did the rest to make this Bridge and its story well known. This in Kanchanaburi located bridge …

Death Railway (Thai – Burma railway)

A railway to Burma In 1942 during WWII, the Japanese were fighting the British in Burma. Their goal was an attack on India. To supply their troops in Burma, the Japanese needed a safer supply route than the sea routes from Singapore to Rangoon. They decided to build a 415 …

Erawan waterfalls and National Park

How to get there Erawan waterfalls is located 65 km from Kanchanaburi city. Just follow the main road from Kanchanaburi. After 58 km you keep left and go off the main road where the sign will show you. How to get there? You can take a local bus. They are …

Elephant Village Pattaya since 1973

Animal abuse or not? When you are in Pattaya, there are several things to do and see. One of those things is the Elephant Village. Of course you can question if the elephant rides are animal abuse or not. There are plenty of stories and examples to be found about …

Khaopoon Cave – Kanchanaburi city

Cave When you visit Kanchanaburi city, the town of the bridge over the river Kwai and the war cemetery, you could consider a visit to Khao poon cave (also written as Khao Pun). The place is also known as Wat Tham Khao Pun. Wat is the Thai word for temple. …

10 days Vipassana meditation course

What is Vipassana? Vipassana is an old meditation technique to get to the stock room of the mind. You can also say to get to your deepest level of unconsciousness. You learn how to reach it and how you can empty old stock. Obvious that isn’t a quick and easy …

Hindad Hot Spring, Kanchanaburi

Hot spring Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi province has many different attractions. Most famous is the Bridge over the river Kwai, the Death Railway, the war cemetery and war museums. In the area of Kanchanaburi you can also visit the Erawan national park, waterfalls, Khao Poon cave, Hellfire Pass, Hindad hot spring, golf …

Language issues and barriers

Language issues Do people from outside Asia need to worry about language issues and barriers when living or travelling in Asia? It all depends on which country you’re going to and which places in that particular country. There is no need to worry when you’re going on a vocation, stay in …