Day Trips In Kanchanaburi Region

Discussion in 'Western Thailand - Road & Trip Reports' started by DutchMike, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. DutchMike

    DutchMike Ol'Timer

    In the last week of 2016 we explored Kanchanaburi on our motorcycle.
    We covered 2000 km in 5 day-trips in what from now on is our favourite region in Thailand.
    Goran Phuket already wrote a great post with all the places he visited in Kanchanaburi.
    I will therefore only post a couple of videos we shot during our trips to Si Sawat, Pilok Village and Sangkhlaburi. Not sure if this adds much more than movement to an already complete report.

    The first video shows the resort where we stayed, it became our base camp. We were invited to stay in the resort by the son of the owner (Khun Think), who is an international renowned palm expert. My wife interviewed him, and I filmed his palm garden, all published elsewhere. We had come with our bike on our pick-up truck, as it is a 500 km drive from where we live and I did not fancy crossing Bangkok on a bike either. I can recommend this resort to all nature lovers. Resotel River Kwai on the banks of river Kwai Noi, 75 km North of Kanchanaburi city.

    Video: Some impressions of the roads and the views on our way to Sangkhlaburi over the 323.

    On on our trip to the three pagoda border crossing I made a video of the Mon bridge.

    We planned to travel to Pilok village but could not make it all the way, as we would not have been able to return before dark. But I shot some nice views riding the 3272 and smaller roads.

    We also visited Kanchanaburi city and went to Phu Nam Ron border crossing, nothing interesting to share with you came out of those trips.

    A couple of pictures to end the post:
    Some roads were not paved, but doable with a road bike, a break at a ghost house, a bier at the end of the day, some friendly help with taking the DIY ramp apart for transport home.


    It was fun shooting and editing these videos.
     
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  3. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Very nice, thanks for posting. I love Kanchanaburi, lots more places to see and add to our existing reports.
     
  4. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    Great stuff. Ridden there a few times but still plenty to explore.
     
  5. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Help! Not been to Kanchanaburi as yet but going with visitors next month.
    Wanting to know if anyone can recommend some reasonably priced hotels or resorts near war cemeteries, railway etc..
     
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Great videos DutchMike. Love the Mon bridge, it looks amazing. ;)
    Thanks for your incite into the Kanchanaburi-Sangkhlaburi area, great stuff.


    Hi David.
    Although its been a while since Ive been to Kanchanaburi, I always found the Pongphen Guesthouse a good place to stay.
    Kanchanaburi Thailand | Pongphen Guesthouse & Bungalows Resort

    Moto-Rex
     
  7. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Thank you. However, this morning I checked out booking.com & came up with
    Baan Suan Chan resort -looks OK & near to Bridge etc..
     

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