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  • Tom 9:47 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , , exhibits, , , , Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, River Kwai Bridge, River Kwai Bridge festival, River Kwai Bridge Week, trains, , vintage trains, , , ,   

    River Kwai Bridge Week 

    River Kwai Bridge

    River Kwai Bridge: Flickr.com

    Date : 27 November – 8 December 2009
    Venue : River Kwai Bridge, Mueang District, Kanchanaburi

    Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwai Bridge built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II, becomes the focal point of celebrations.

    Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge’s World War II legacy.

    Watch the light-and-sound show in remembrance of the bridge and the construction of the “Death Railway” during World War II

    (There are 4 sets of headphones available in English, Japanese, Chinese and German). A wealth of entertainment and Exhibitions are on display. (TAT)

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  • Tom 9:36 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Kanchanaburi, Ko Phraya Petch, , Lop Buri River, natural habitat, , Posing Thai Elephants, Royal Elephant Kraal, ,   

    Ko Phraya Petch: a refuge for ferocious elephants 

    2 elephants bathing, crystal clear sea, white sand, wild jungle

    2 elephants bathing, crystal clear sea, white sand, wild jungle: Flickr.com

    Ferocious killer elephants have been capturing headlines–and public wonder–in Thailand’s local news, but the reasons for the mounting numbers of elephants with an attitude–just why they have become ferocious, is not clear. However, in Thailand’s central Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, there is an ancient sanctuary founded long ago dedicated solely to provide shelter to calm the spirits of disturbed elephants and to provide them a grounding place to live quietly.

    Not only is this elephant shelter, the so-called ‘Ko Phraya Petch’, for brutal elephants, but next to it is Ayutthaya province’s Royal Elephant Kraal, where others including the most recent killer elephant called ‘Natalie’ are looked after. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:09 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: archaeological, , , , cultural performances, , , , , , , JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi, , prisoners, Railway Museum, , River Khwae Bridge, , ,   

    Kanchanaburi prepares for River Khwae Week 

    the river kwai bridge

    the river kwai bridge: Flivkr.com

    Kanchanaburi Province in the West prepares to celebrate the annual River Khwae Week.

    Highlights of the event include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains and light and sound presentations to reenact the bridge’s World War II experience.

    A light and sound show will commemorate the historical bridge and the “Death Railway” construction. Headphones will be available for narrations in English, Japanese, Chinese and German.

    The River Khwae Week this year is held from 27 November to 8 December 2009. (More …)

     
  • Tom 10:34 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , demonstration, , HM the King, Kanchanaburi, , performances, realistic, , , , ,   

    Kanchanaburi holds The Bridge over the River Khwae Week 2009 

    Kanchanaburi province will hold The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009 during 27 November to 8 December, in remembrance of the historical incidents.

    The Governor of Kanchanaburi Province, Ruengsak Mahavinijchaimontri, announced the annual event The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009. The event was to commemorate the historical incidents over the bridge during World War II and to raise the awareness among the new generations.

    The activities in the event comprise traditional performances reflecting the old lifestyles, the beauty contest, and the realistic historical demonstration. In addition, on 5 December, an exhibition will be put up on the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne in order to disseminate HM’s activities for the people, with a candle – lit blessing ceremony for HM the King. (NNT)

     
  • Tom 7:53 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Japanese Imperial Army, Kanchanaburi, , Mon, Mon Bridge, Mon Village, , , Sangkhla Buri, , , Three Pagodas Pass,   

    Sangkhla Buri, land of 3 cultures 

    Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Sangkhla Buri District in Thailand’s western province of Karnchanaburi, bordering Myanmar, has its own charm and plenty of picturesque scenery. It is also a land of 3 cultures – Thai, Mon and Karen – and has now become a must-see destination.

    In 1984, the construction of Khao Laem Reservoir inundated the old Sangkhla Buri. The old temple can still be seen when the tide recedes around March and April.

    The rebuilt district is located 340 km northwest of Bangkok. It is also home to a number of ethnic groups. The longest wooden bridge in Thailand at 850 metres, the “Mon Bridge”, takes visitors to the Mon Village. (More …)

     
  • Tom 1:34 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , CCTV, , China Central Television, , Chinese tourists, , Chumphon, , Kanchanaburi, , , , , , , , , , , , Travel around Asia in Thailand   

    TAT, CCTV to launch ‘Travel around Asia in Thailand’ tourism documentary 

    Travel around Asia in Thailand

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has cooperated with the China Central Television (CCTV) to launch ‘Travel around Asia in Thailand’ to promote tourism in Thailand via this documentary.

    After discussions about a Thailand-China collaboration, Chinese Counsellor Lu Jian and TAT Chairperson Weerasak Kowsurat stated that the CCTV, which was airing programs to more than 1,200 Chinese people, would produce a tourism documentary to publicize asian tourist attractions and people’s ways of life. (More …)

     
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