Kanchanaburi: A Thai History lesson 

what a terrible nights sleep I had on my last night in Bangkok. I’m sure that every time you know you need to be up really early you have a terrible sleep? It’s like your brain going into overtime. At 3am I woke up so Ill that I decided to down a bottle of water with rehydration salts. It might have helped, but when my alarm went at 6.10 I still felt super rough, but hey ho check out time before the bus arrives.

Our first stop was the floating markets.A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions.

Fresh vegetables and spices, thousands of souvenirs, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the river.


  
What a surreal place. Very colourful and definitely something different. Though everything is twice as much as normal markets cost as you would expect of a tourist hotspot.
The only things I purchased were a coconut water and some sweet potato fries. My backpack has no room for souvenirs! the fries ended up costing 200 baht, almost £4! I can’t say I was happy with that as I wouldn’t even have paid that in England ha. Never mind.
Next up was the World War II museum and River Kwai.

This place is so interesting and definitely something I would recommend. It was included in our tour but I think it’s only 40 baht to enter anyway.

 The museum is all about Thai people who were slaved by the Japanese as prisoners of war, forcing them into building the River Kwai.

  

Our first day in Kanchanburi was jam packed with activities, the Tiger Temple and waterfall is still to come so stay posted!

LwL x

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