Our last stop of the trip was in Kanchanaburi, where we regrouped after independent travel time for a last few days before heading home. Kanchanaburi is famous for its Bridge Over the River Kwai (pronounced kway, not kwai). For those who don’t know, the bridge was part of a much larger Japanese made Thai-Burma railway built by POWs during WWII. About 16,000 Allied POWs died as did 90,000 Asian laborers. It was a nice and relaxing end to our six weeks of voluntouring!
Erawan waterfalls is a series of 7 steps over the course of a 45 minute hike. Each step is a different waterfall and all are very different.
Another of the Erawan waterfalls. This particular formation is part of a much larger series out of the photo to the right.
An enormous bodi tree we sat under to tell our stories of independent travel time. It took about ten people to circle that trunk.
The Bridge Over the River Kwai. There's a little tourist train that chugs along the tracks now, and tourists are allowed to climb all over it.
The majority of our group in front of a Chinese temple downstream from the Bridge. We kayaked down the river.
The POW graveyard in Kanchanaburi.