Pilgriage And Traveling In Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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As you know Thailand is a Buddhist country. So many of the sightseeing spots are temples, such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Thart Pha Sorn Kaew, and Wat Phra Keaw. This trip my mom, mom's friends, and I went to Kanchanaburi for pilgrimage and travel before the Rains Retreat for monks in the rainy season. Our destination was Kanchanaburi Province, located in the west of Thailand. From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about three hours.

Wat Tham Pu Wa

Wat Tum Pu Wa

This temple is surrounded by forest and mountains. Because it is peaceful here, it is a meditation retreat for monks or travelers who wish to do meditation. In front of the entrance is a big Buddha statue and building with architecture influenced by the Khmer and Lopburi arts. Inside the cave are beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Even when it is hot outside, you feel relaxed inside of the cool cave.

The entrance gate

In font of the cave

The Bhudda status in font of the entrance gate

Inside the cave

If you want to come here, the best ways are either to rent a car or motorbike in front of the Kanchanaburi bus terminal.

Sangkhla Buri

Mon bridge

Sangkhla Buri District is close to the Myanmar border. Sangkhla Buri's inhabitants are a mix of Thai, Mon Tribe (Burmese), and Kariang Tribe (hill tribe). There is also the famous longest wooden bridge in Thailand that crosses the Sangaria river to Mon Tribe's village, called Mon Bridge. In 2013, the bridge was destroyed in a storm.

People are offering food to the monks

Foods for monks

Mon’s tribe boy is selling flowers

I recommend visiting Mon Bridge at about 6 or 7 o'clock. You will see the lifestyle of the Mon Tribe who wear white powder makeup and carry things on their head without using their hands. You can also offer food to the monks, an activity you should try once. No worries about bringing food, as you can buy it there. After that you can enjoy the spectacular view of the bridge.

On the Mon bridge

View from the Mon bridge

We took a long tail boat to visit a Burmese temple called Wat Wang Wiwekaram that was abandoned in the river. This one was an old building. After a dam was a built to produce electricity, this temple got flooded and was under water. Currently, this place is an interesting sightseeing spot that you should visit if you have time. The cost of the boat is 300 baht per boat (1-6 people).

Wat Wang Wiwekaram

Wat Wang Wiwekaram

Kanchanaburi is not far from Bangkok. If you have 2 or 3 days, I think it is enough time to relax in the beautiful natural surroundings, learn the history of Kanchanaburi in World War II, and try some local foods.

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Beautiful photos! It seems that you had nice times with your mother and your mother's friends in Kanchanaburi. I also love to travel there, but I haven't visited Wat Tham Pu Wa and Wat Wang Wiwekaram yet. The first temple is magnificent and it's wonderful that this temple is surrounded by forest and mountains.

The second temple is amazing and interesting sightseeing spot, I totally agree with you. Apart from the temple, I also love that there were a lot of huge clouds. The last photo is my most favorite; plenty of huge clouds over the river and the mountains are really wonderful. Great shot!

For me, I usually visited Srinakarin dam, Vachiralongkorn dam, and Mon Bridge, but very long time ago. At Mon Bridge, it had nice atmosphere and spectacular mountain view. It's also interesting to see Mon people with their unique dress and culture.

Thanks so much for sharing. ;)

Thank you for stopping by my post. I think I saw your post in Kanchanaburi a long time ago.
Have a nice day. ^^

You're welcome! Ah! I'm very glad that you still remember my post. ;)

Have a wonderful day, too! ;))

That first temple in the caves looks amazing it would be one temple i would love to visit would never imagine it would be that beautiful inside and cool.

I agree with you, it looks amazing. If you have a chance, you should go there. I highly recommend it. ^^

There are so many places to see in Thailand but a temple like that would be on my list to see. Thanks for sharing it i really enjoyed looking at this temple 👍

You're welcome. I think Thailand has many places that I want to explore. ^^

Most definitely Thailand has many wonderful islands that i would love to explore apart from all the beautiful temples.

Awesome post 👍 The intricacy of the detail on those temples are astounding and the caves are otherworldly.

Thank you.

Beautiful! Temples are not usually my thing but this one looks amazing and very serene. I've never been to Thailand but I think I should do so in the future. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Thank you, if you have a chance, please visit to Thailand.

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That so beautiful i have been down to that part of Thailand but unfortunately never got to see this temple must take another trip down that way again some day.

If you want to see the temple that is in the dam, you should go on May-June.

Thank you @noopu i will check this out 👍