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    Kanchanaburi: What to do and where to stay?

    In August I will be taking a mate and his missus to Kannars.

    I have been there 3 times before but still don't really know the place that well.

    How long does it take by bus?

    How long does it take by train?

    Where should we stay? We will hire motorbikes if we need.

    I plan to take them to the bridge (obviously) the cemetary (either one or two of them) and the Aussie museum next to the cemetary (well I will go find a beer while they go through it!)

    What else should I show them? We are only there one night so have an afternoon and then the next morning free.

    Also, do they have a bus they can catch from Kannars to Hua Hin?

    Cheers.
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    ^ A friend of mine stays there (he's loaded) so it's probably pretty good.

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    have a kiwi mate who runs tours up there...cost you an extra 1000 baht for limo service...not sure whether your freinds would appreciate dragging up there on a bus(!)

    Hellfire Pass info is here

    and Tiger Temples info here...

    both worth visiting for antipodeans...

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    Cheers Klongy.

    Off to a good start.

    1,000 baht seems a good price to go to Kan. Its not a motorbike is it?

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    1 1/2 -2 hrs minibus from BKK.

    The railjourney from Kan to the border and back is enjoyable and will fill half a day.

    There is a cave-temple just a bit further than one of the cemeteries with a nice view across the river.
    I am sure I posted some pics, can't find the thread now.

    http://teakdoor.com/travellers-tales...chanaburi.html

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    A nice and fresh place to visit is the Erawan waterfalls 65km off Kanburi Erawan Waterfall - Very beautiful and fresh. Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    I went there 10 years ago so I don't remember exactly the way, but rent a bike and follow the signs on the road. If I remember good it's ~2h to reach the place. Alsa a big dam to visit not far, beautiful place. http://www.bangkoksite.com/Kanchanab...ongkornDam.htm

    Lol, had to edit my post as I don't remembered it was such far. But a good one day excursion with your own bike or by bus.
    Last edited by Wallalai; 27-05-2007 at 12:13 PM.

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    If you click on "TD Links" on the navigation bar there is a whole page for Kanchanaburi Or you can click here
    Last edited by dirtydog; 27-05-2007 at 04:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Where should we stay?
    Can you give us a bit less information please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    cost you an extra 1000 baht for limo service.
    actually you have to pay for the tour...the limo is a tad more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Where should we stay?
    Can you give us a bit less information please?
    pick pick pick - always picking!

    Not fussy at all.

    Anywhere between 600 - 2000 baht (my mates on a budget and I'm too stingy to shout him a 5 star room )

    Somewhere close to good food and cold beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Anywhere between 600 - 2000 baht
    Ah = sorry, I don't know anything as classy, but there are a few nice places along the river a bit further out from the noisy center in the 300-600 bracket.

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    Next to the River Kwai bridge there are loads of hotels and guest houses starting from 150baht per night.

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    Anyone familiar with the Immigration office there in Kanchanaburi?
    That's the one closest to me once I get shifted back.
    Cheers.

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    I have been there, it has parking and about 3 immigration officers that like to practise their English Skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I have been there, it has parking and about 3 immigration officers that like to practise their English Skills.
    Cheers DD
    Don't really care to hassle with Suan Plu if I don't need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Next to the River Kwai bridge there are loads of hotels and guest houses starting from 150baht per hour.
    not sure that's the kind of room Memers is looking for DD...

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    Thanks Klongy, I have just learnt to ignore DD.

    It's not our problem that he can't read.

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    What was the verdict on travelling from Kanchanaburi to HH?

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    ^
    If you're driving, take highway 323 south until it runs into main highway #4 and continue south to Hua Hin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Where should we stay?
    Can you give us a bit less information please?
    pick pick pick - always picking!

    Not fussy at all.

    Anywhere between 600 - 2000 baht (my mates on a budget and I'm too stingy to shout him a 5 star room )

    Somewhere close to good food and cold beer.
    We stayed here a few months ago. It was very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    ^
    If you're driving, take highway 323 south until it runs into main highway #4 and continue south to Hua Hin.
    No car so most likely Bus although enjoyed the train from BKK to HH last time so if a train goes from Kanch to HH would be intreseted in that too

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    In case you are now confused Cimboc is the mate I am showing around.

    Thanks Marmers for your link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    In case you are now confused Cimboc is the mate I am showing around.

    Thanks Marmers for your link.
    Mate.... drinking buddy maybe hic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Anywhere between 600 - 2000 baht (my mates on a budget and I'm too stingy to shout him a 5 star room )
    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    In case you are now confused Cimboc is the mate I am showing around and I'm too stingy to shout him a 5 star room.
    Yes you mentioned that on the first page

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