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Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanaburi province in Thailand is a province not only rich in history but it is also a province blessed with great nature. Mentioned about Kanchanaburi, The Bridge of the River Kwai would comes into mind for those who already know or read about the history of this province which is about 2 hours drive from Bangkok. But Kanchanaburi has more than just the historic bridge to offer. The natural landscape here is also something that visitors or travellers could capitalised on when travelling to this province. Also, this province is famous for its jewellery products made mostly from rubies with varieties of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklace. Apart from that, many choices of souvenir items are also available at a one stop centre which is located near to the site of the Bridge of the River Kwai.

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The view of the natural hills from Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa, Kanchanaburi

A day trip to Kanchanaburi province would never be sufficient to explore this place and it would be good to stay here for at least a night to catch more of what you could experience. The Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa is located adjacent to the River Kwai that overlook the hills, which provide guests the privilege to enjoy the natural landscapes surrounding this resort. Over at this resort, there are some beach chairs provided courtesy of the resort's management over at the beach area created along the riverbank of River Kwai. The distinctive advantage of Monsane Resort would be the exclusivity of this holiday property which is not sandwiched between other guest houses, hotels or resorts. You could just rest and relax over at the beach area at the riverbank, enjoying drinks, sunbathing and take a good breath while experiencing the great surrounding natural landscapes around the resort.

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The view of River Kwai and the hills around the river from Monsane Resort

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River Kwai view from Monsane Resort

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The River Kwai @ Monsane Resort, Kanchanaburi

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Great natural landscapes at The River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

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The River Kwai @ Monsane Resort & Spa

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The beach area at The River Kwai @ Monsane Resort

Monsane River Kwai Resort also has spa facility for guests to indulge in. The spa facility is located at the adjoining building behind the resort that overlooks the River Kwai and the karst hills.

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The spa that overlooks River Kwai and hills @ Monsane Resort

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The spa facility at Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa

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The reception of the spa @ Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa

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The massage area at the spa facility @ Monsane River Kwai Resort

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One of the highlights when travelling to Kanchanaburi province is the Japan, England, Australia, Thailand and Holland (JEATH) Museum which displayed on the many historic old photos of the life the prisoners of wars (pows) during the construction of the Bridge of the River Kwai, the equipments that were used during the construction of the bridge, old and inactive world war bombs and replica of old train.

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This way to JEATH War Museum

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Passing through Kanchanaburi city on the way to JEATH Museum

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The national flags of the countries which were involved in the construction of the Bridge of River Kwai in Kanchanaburi at the JEATH WAR MUSEUM

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War items displayed at JEATH War Museum

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Old and inactive world war bombs displayed at the JEATH War Museum

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Photos of the POWs involve in construction of the Bridge of River Kwai on display at the JEATH War Museum

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Replica of the old train during the era of world war displayed at the JEATH War Museum

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Items used during the world war on display at JEATH War Museum

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Old photo of the Bridge of River Kwai at the JEATH Museum

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Old photo on Japanese armies on display at JEATH War Museum

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Old photo on the POWs during the construction of The Bridge of River Kwai

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Photo of the classic train during world war at the JEATH War Museum

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Photo showing a train crossing the Bridge of the River Kwai displayed at JEATH War Museum

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A photo of the living condition of the POWs during the construction of the Bridge of River Kwai

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The rear of JEATH War Museum overlook the River Kwai

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This old large tree was found at the rear of the JEATH War Museum

The War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi province is also worth to take a brief visit. This cemetery was constructed in 1993 in memorial of those Dutch armies who lost their lives while fighting to protect their country during the world war.

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The War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi province

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The main entrance of the War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi

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War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi

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War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi

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War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi

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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, which is sort of museum cum information and resource centre located adjacent to the War Cemetery. However, there is a fee that visitors need to pay to enter this centre. No pictures allowed inside.

The One Stop Centre which located at the Bridge of River Kwai vicinity offers visitors and travellers alike jewellery items made from varieties of rubies as well as souvenirs items also can be found over at this centre. Most visitors would include a tour to this centre since you would nee to passed through the centre because all the tour buses would park their vehicles at the centre's parking facility before dropping off their passengers.

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Jewellery items on display at the one stop centre @ The Bridge of River Kwai

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Jewellery items on display at the one stop centre @ The Bridge of River Kwai

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Jewellery items on display at the one stop centre @ The Bridge of River Kwai

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The railway track near the Bridge of River Kwai

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A large and spacious open area near the Bridge of River Kwai

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The railway track that runs through the Bridge of River Kwai

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A close view on the railway track that runs through the Bridge of River Kwai

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The Bridge of The River Kwai

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A boat cruising through the River Kwai. A view taken from the Bridge of River Kwai

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Restaurant along the River Kwai seen from the Bridge of River Kwai

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The Bridge of River Kwai

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A memorial plaque found at the the Bridge of River Kwai

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The Bridge of River Kwai

When in Kanchanaburi, you should also try out some of the local food in particular the fresh fish available at restaurant establishments in front of the pier where visitors board the ferry or boat for a River Kwai cruise.

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Fresh deeply fried garoupa fish at a restaurant in Kanchanaburi

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Fried anchovies and stir fry vegetables in Kanchanaburi

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View on the River Kwai from Bridge of River Kwai

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The lobby area of Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa

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The beach area overlooking River Kwai and karst hills at Monsane Resort

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The beach area overlooking River Kwai and karst hills at Monsane Resort

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You can also play beach football here at Monsane Resort

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Natural landscape at Monsane Resort

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Even the bird get to you as close as it could. It is as natural at that over at the River Kwai

Posted by kidd27 07.10.2012 01:05 Archived in Thailand

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