After leaving the bustle of Bangkok we were ready for something a little quieter so we caught the train to the smaller town of Kanchanaburi. Travelling by train is my new favourite way to get around. We saw some amazing views and landscapes that would be impossible to see by other means of transportation.
We rented a guesthouse right on the river which was so quiet and peaceful … until the karaoke barges started passing by and the motorcycle convention came to town. The latter actually turned out to be pretty fun when we got to know them later at one of the local bars.
The main attraction in Kanchanaburi is the Bridge over the River Kwai, which is part of the Death Railway. The railway was built by POW under the Japanese and nearly 38 prisoners died for every km of the railway (over 16000 deaths in total). Nearby is the JEATH museum (an acronym for the countries who helped build the railway – Japan, England, Australia and Holland).