Kwae Bridge

After about a half a kilometer of riding through the busyish town we turned off left and almost instantly the busy scenery disappeared and we were on the quiet back roads. We rode over rivers and railway tracks and saw local Thai houses, people and plantations, the steady riding pace and frequent stops gave us some great photo opportunities as well.

Finally after a steep climb up a short road we arrived at a place called Kao Poon cave and temple. This cave isn’t just a small cave like you usually see it’s actually quite big and full สล็อต of interesting Buddha statues, bats, stalagmites, stalactites and even some monks. The cool air inside the cave also made the 15 minutes we were in there very refreshing.

After the cave the guide took us to take some pictures of a breath taking view of the river Kwai. Then through the market and along the railway tracks to the Chung Kai cutting which was cut by hand by POWs during the Second World War. It’s only when you get up close to the cutting that you realize what hard work it must have been to do something like this on such a big scale. Next we followed the guide along some country back roads heading for the river Kwai Bridge. When we first got to the bridge the first thing we noticed before we came around the corner was a strong smell. But the instant we got there we knew where it was coming from, an elephant. Huge elephants live near the bridge next to a souvenir market which sells Burmese’s jewelry and accessories.

It was now time to cross the famous river Kwai Bridge, high up above the water walking along the train tracks with gaps on each side this isn’t for someone whose scared of heights although its quite safe if your careful and if a train comes there’s plenty of time to get out of the way and wait safely on one of the waiting areas.

After crossing the bridge we settled down in a floating restaurant under bridge for some delicious Thai food and then set off on the bikes. We rode back through the town and to the death railway museum which is full artifacts, models and stories from the Thai Burmer railway during ww2. After a quick cup of tea at the museum it was a short ride back to the car and we headed off to the famous Wang Pho Viaduct.

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