15.02.2007 32 °C
Bangkok again...im begining to loose count of how many times i have been here.
I have been recommended to go to kanchan by loads of people so we went.
We booked a day trip from a guy called Mr Thai (yeh i know!). they picked us up at 7am. First stop was the war graves for the people who died building the Death Railway. It was interesting but sad. We only had a certain amount of time and John didnt realise and wandered off to a museum, so seb in search as the driver and guide were stressing...then as soon as he got out they drve off with me saying....errr, hello we are missing 2 people!! but they carried on driving... dropped off the other people (who were all pensioners) at the museum and took me back to look for them. They were where we left them, but then for the rest of the trip to the museum, the bridge over the river kwai we were yelled at by some random guy telling us....10 minutes left......5 minutes left !!! they had blatently set some guy on us so we wernt late.
After the Bridge over the river kwai we went a had some lunch then went to a pretty waterfall to cool off and have a swim.
The Tiger temple was next, this was why i did the day trip. Legend has it that a long time ago a traveller came across this temple where these monks lived with tigers, they are not tame but hathey have a kind of mutual respect enabling them to live with one another. Now its pretty touristy but the 300 bhat entrance fee keeps some people away and its not known by everyone.
We paid our entrance then walked thru the park to the tigers, there were loads of animals around, oxen, horses, donkeys etccc...
ONce at the tigers you are taken by 2 people (one to literally hold your hand from tiger to tiger and one to take pictures of you). It was amazing, they are so beautiful, huge and feel alot like a rug.
That was the end of the day.