Bong Ti Kanchanburi

GPS Coordinates 14.03361° N, 98.99096° E Located in Kanchanaburi on the border with Myanmar. Quiet back roads and a rough narrow road to the Border Patrol Police stopping a short distance from the actual border. A nice ride here through the back roads. Super friendly locals. The kids stopped walking and gave me a Wai as I rode past…..

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Hellfire Pass, Death Railway – Kanchanaburi

Hellfire Pass is the name of the railway cutting on the former Burma railway (Death Railway) in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Built using forced labour during the Second World War. In part by Allied Prisoners of war, as well as local and regional slave labour. The pass is noted for the harsh conditions, heavy loss of life suffered by labourers during…

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River Kwai Suspension Bridge

GPS Coordinates 14.34012 N 98.93839 E The Suspension Bridge is located approximately 2 kilometres from Hellfire Pass. Drive directly down the winding road until you come to the river and the bridge. A cool spot to hang out, picnic and go for a swim. The other side of the river hosts temples and a small village. After the initial…

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Saiyok Kanchanaburi 2019

Endlessly on the Kanchanaburi Trail New rides to be appended to this post. Latest ride at the top with date. Nov 16th – Bikes Husqvarna 701 / KTM 690 / CRFl 250 Leave work a bit early and stop at Saiyok Pizza House before getting to the resort. Great ride here.. Shame the mountain track up to Khao Pla…

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Sangkhlaburi

Lovely place to spend a long weekend. You could say. “Sangkhaburi The Real Thailand”. One way in and out along highway 323. Off the beaten path, no loop around. There are two sides to the Mon bridge.. Sangkhla and Wangka (Mon Side). Wangka side was founded in 1949 by Luang Phor after he fled Burma in 1949 with 60…

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Pilok – Sangkhlaburi

A long weekend and time to give the 701 another run. First a stop at Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park. Then continue on to Saiyok Yai. Park the pickup at a friends place and load up the 701 and head to the border with Burma. Pilok A good run up here following the 323 before heading up the 3272….

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Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park

Lat 14.03929 Lon 99.24665 – Saiyok, Kanchanaburi. 12th – 14th Century. I have been wanting to visit this site for many years. Always riding and timing didn’t fit in. Pleasantly surprised by this Angkor period temple. Well preserved and maintained. You can still walk around and on the foundations like you use to be able to at Angkor Wat….

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Somsak Mining

GPS Coordinates:- 14.65461, 98.40242 Songkran April 2019 My third time to Somsak Mining. After reading on the Somsak Mining Facebook page that the home stay will close end of 2019 because of Auntie Glenn’s age and health. Decided to visit one more time. It won’t be the same riding down closed or someone else running Somsak Mine home stay….

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