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whitter45

posted on 29th Sep 17 at 15:31

Day 4 - full day out at the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

Took around 2.5hrs drives to get to the memorial - really nicely preseetd and really brings home the travesty the Japanese military inflicted during WWII in which some 100,000 people lost their lives building the 400km railway in less than 16 months

Memorial

DSC_1470 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Japanese rail wagon

DSC_1472 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Original railway

DSC_1475 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1477 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Famous Bridge
DSC_1481 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1488 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1490 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

We then took the 90 min train ride along the original railway to the last terminal in the National Park - Wang Pho

DSC_1494 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

on the train - some stunning scenery

DSC_1499 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1500 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Piles of original tracks

DSC_1511 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1515 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Famous pass

DSC_1531 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


DSC_1535 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1536 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Last stop

DSC_1549 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


We the headed onto Hellfire pass which is based on a military base

DSC_1553 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

A good walk down to the original track through

DSC_1555 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Original wooden planks still exist

DSC_1560BW by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Hard to imagine the POWs dug there way through solid rick to make the passage

DSC_1577 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1587 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1594 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Memorial

DSC_1575 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

way back into Bangkok

DSC_1602 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


The next day we then headed out to Krabi - will create a separate thread for that


whitter45

posted on 29th Sep 17 at 11:34

Day 3 - Sunday at Chatuchak Market - one of the worlds biggest markets with 1500+ stalls

Skytrain out of the city

DSC_1430 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Market with great food!!

DSC_1431 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1433 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1434 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1444 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1445 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Famous Fernado

DSC_1450 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1456 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Day 3 - afternoon - keeping the Mrs happy we went Mall Shopping

DSC_1461 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

To my surprise they had car dealerships on the top floor so left the Mrs to it :)

DSC_1465 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


DSC_1466 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1467 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


whitter45

posted on 29th Sep 17 at 11:33

some pics from Bangkok - will update this thread and create new ones for each location we visited

We had great time in Bangkok and managed to get alot in considerign the King had died and 10,000+ Thai people visited Bangkok each day t o queue at the grand palace to pay respects

Day 1 we arrived around 1300 so just explored the city and went Patpomg at night


Hotel location - Fantastic hotel

DSC_1254 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

room view

DSC_1232 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Was able to get the free hotel ferry every day to the BTS skytrain terminal

DSC_1236 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1238 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Hang over film made this famous

DSC_1244 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Used Tuktuks alot - great fun

DSC_1249 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1251 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Street food was great

DSC_1255 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1256 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Patpong Night market

DSC_1259 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1263 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1268 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr




market sold typical shite but bars were good fun if not very weird with young girls dancing on table tops while you had a drink

DSC_1265 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Day 2 - morning we went to the floating market around 90 min drive from Bangkok

Made a friend on the way after ot had just swallowed a whole chicken

DSC_1272 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr]

DSC_1274 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Some wood carving

DSC_1286 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Long boats with bloody big derv turbos :)
DSC_1290 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

On the way

DSC_1293 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Some artistic shots

DSC_1298 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1299 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1300 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


DSC_1308 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


Arriving at the market

DSC_1317 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Managed to pick her out quickly - much need beer :)

DSC_1324 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Local food

DSC_1326 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Like the M25

DSC_1328 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Onto the paddle boats
DSC_1329 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1331 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1336 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Trying to be James Bond? :)

DSC_1346 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1349 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr



Afternoon we went back to the city and braved the grand palace with all the locals queuing

MOD for Thai

DSC_1354 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Grounds of the palace

DSC_1363 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1364 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Various TEmples for the Emerald Buddha - could not take pics inside unfortuntely

DSC_1365 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1367 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1371 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Emerald Buddha Temple itself

DSC_1375 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1381 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Grand Palace

DSC_1387 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1388 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Reclining Buddha

DSC_1396 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1397 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1402 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1403 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1409 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

Golden Temple

DSC_1416 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr


At night we venture to Asiatique Market

DSC_1421 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1422 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_1426 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr