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    This coming weekend, I'm making a trip to Kanchanaburi by road. I'm making an overnight stop at Hua Hin on the way, staying at the Anchan Resort. In Kanchanaburi I'll be staying 3 nights at the Natee Resort, so not looking for accommodation recommendations in either place.

    More useful would be social/food recommendations in both places, neither of which I've been to before. I'll be making this trip solo, so not looking for family friendly info.

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    Some nice riverside restaurants there.

    https://thailand.tripcanvas.co/kanch...e-restaurants/

    Bar action along Maenamkwai road, on the Death Railway Museum side of it.

    Cheaper restaurants, bars, as you come down along it. Some good used bookshops due to the number of backpackers that come through buying/selling them.

    Prasat Muang Singh (Khmer temple ruin) is around 40km away, nice motorbike ride. The farthest Khmer temple there is.

    If feeling more adventurous rent/take your bike up to the 3 Pagoda Pass. Or do the Si Sawat Loop and take in Erawan waterfalls.

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    Kanchanburi - home of the Bridge on the River Kwaii and the infamous Death Railway - several memorial cemeteries, a good number of museums. Easy to eat up a day, possibly two. Long tail boat ride on the river to cemeteries, railroad passes.

    Can't give exact references, nothing exceptional, neither outstanding or to be avoided. The main war cemetery is well maintained by the Thais. Seems some of the museums are subsidized, a few are self funded. A place for War buffs.

    Practice common sense and all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Long tail boat ride on the river
    Yeah, that's cool.

    2 hour trip, 600 or 800thb or something. Takes in a big, big really cool cave system too.


    Though perhaps more of a family/friend thing, not sure how much fun on yer tod.

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    Thanks folks. I'm actually there for the Remembrance services, short one on Sunday/10th, main one on Monday/11th so will be seeing plenty of the cemeteries, as well as the daytimes being taken up. Was thinking more of the evenings and the potential need to escape the blazers, sandbags and war stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Was thinking more of the evenings and the potential need to escape the blazers, sandbags and war stories.
    https://goo.gl/maps/LAE3dixKvqwqQwNU6

    Half a dozen bars along this corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Kanchanburi - home of the Bridge on the River Kwaii and the infamous Death Railway - several memorial cemeteries, a good number of museums. Easy to eat up a day, possibly two. Long tail boat ride on the river to cemeteries, railroad passes.

    Can't give exact references, nothing exceptional, neither outstanding or to be avoided. The main war cemetery is well maintained by the Thais. Seems some of the museums are subsidized, a few are self funded. A place for War buffs.

    Practice common sense and all is well.
    Not sure he's looking for common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    https://goo.gl/maps/LAE3dixKvqwqQwNU6

    Half a dozen bars along this corner.
    Right where I'm staying (Natee the Riverfront). I did do some research before choosing the place, just don't have first hand knowledge.

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    Be patient, that will come...

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    For the best pizza, then try Bells pizza across the road from Natee. You do have to take your shoes off though before entering.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bells...68243873248567

    Breakfast or a pie and chips can be had at the Ozzy owned Triple B (BBB) bar. Very good if the owner is there. Goes to pot a bit if just his Thai missus is there.

    https://www.facebook.com/triplebbar/

    Beer and sports at night, then one more bar would hit the spot. Brit owned with a few locals.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...5143636773270/

    If around this area, then you shouldn't need any recommendations for a place to find 'company'. Once the sun sets, exit the hotel and turn right. Not much, but enough.

    Massages *cough cough* can be found if you head left from the hotel.

    All locations are within a cigarettes worth of walking distance on the same road.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    Meet you there PAG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Meet you there PAG.
    Of course, I was forgetting that it's the famous Kanchanaburi Volleyball tournament this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Half a dozen bars along this corner.
    No list of the top five 40 baht noodle soup kitchens ?

    Nothing I can think of recommending in Kanchanaburi. Went once, see no reason to return. Shit hotels, shit restaurants, shit nightlife and too many Aussies

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    ^ Among the best motorbike roads in Thailand. The Sisawat loop. And up to the 3 Pagoda Pass.

    Leave yer forza mobilty scooter at home.

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