After the cave the guide took us to take some pictures of a breath taking view of the river Kwai. Then through the market and along the railway tracks to the Chung Kai cutting which was cut by hand by POWs during the Second World War. It’s only when you get up close to the cutting that you realize what hard work it must have been to do something like this on such a big scale. Next we followed the สล็อต guide along some country back roads heading for the river Kwai Bridge. When we first got to the bridge the first thing we noticed before we came around the corner was a strong smell. But the instant we got there we knew where it was coming from, an elephant. Huge elephants live near the bridge next to a souvenir market which sells Burmese’s jewelry and accessories.
First let me state that my partner & I love Thailand! Probably the main reason for that is the Thai people, who are so friendly & eager to help without being pushy or intrusive. Of course, it also helps that the exchange rate means that a good time can be had eating out, shopping & enjoying a Thai massage!
This trip we stayed mainly in Patong, the major tourist area of Phuket in the Southern peninsular of Thailand, which has completely recovered from the tsunami. It is brash, with plenty of shopping and nightlife and a crowded beach, although we stayed at one of the quieter beaches close by, Tri Trang. However, if it is shopping you are principally interested in, go to Bangkok instead, as it is cheaper and there is plenty of nightlife and things of interest there too.
Phuket has several world class golf courses, my main interest, most of them carved out of old tin mining areas resulting in large water hazards with steep, deep sides in many cases!