I’ve posted about the Death Railway and the bridge over the River Kwai before. Today I’m posting photos of the Death Railway Museum and the Kanchanaburi War Memorial.
Both evoked strong emotions – words fail me – that are best described by the quote below by Major A.E. Saggers, Malay Hamlet – June 1943:
“Never have I dreamt that I would see the day when human life would be held so cheaply.”
His words should resonate, still today …
On to happier experiences …. If I had to describe Kanchanaburi and surroundings in one word it would be water. There is water everywhere and where there is water there are floating houses, hotels, restaurants and bars. We spent one day and night in a huge floating house. The beds were hard but the food was delicious. I’d do it again.
We arrived, and it was anchors away. Towed to the far bank of the lake and it was anchors down.
Blogging from A to Z posts – my favourite ones so far are D is for Durban and J is for Johannesburg: J is for Johannesburg I is for Istanbul (Magnetic Istanbul) H is for Hua Huin (party town) G is for Ghent F is for Flic en Flac E is for Erawan Falls D is for Durban (Memories) C is for Chiang Mai B is Bangkok A is for Ayutthaya