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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Weekend Snapshot: On the River Kwai

Kanchanaburi is rich with World War II history. I was there a few weekends ago and visited several tourist spots. The photos I'm posting for now are those of the River Kwai. This was taken very early in the morning on the bank of the River Kwai:

Floating guesthouses on the River Kwai taken from a train window. That structure in the middle is the restaurant. The upper level is usually used at night by guests who want natural air conditioning while dining. It also serves as a dance floor:

The 'Bridge on the River Kwai' (taken late in the afternoon). You may be familiar with this caption as also a title of a novel. The film of the same title is, according to the link, "deemed 'culturally, historically or aesthetically' siginifcant and selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry."

An old train crossing the bridge over the River Kwai:

Have a great week, everyone!

15 comments:

Willa said...

what a nice looking place!

Kero said...

those landscape shots are beautiful!..but i really like the first one. it looks like a painting. a blessed Sunday! My entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend%20snapshot

Dora said...

Nice sceneries. Thanks for sharing ur experience. :)

cheesecakepoi said...

Lovely scenery. Happy WS.

Indrani said...

Beautiful!
Greeting card like shots!

SASSY MOM said...

Beautiful... like the landscape.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and an interesting post. I remember the movie: Bridge on the River Kwai.

Karen said...

Great train ride!

The Explorer said...

I had a nice trip with you blog. Thanks.

Nice shot of those places...c",)

Anya said...

Very lovely post :)
Thanks for sharing,
Beautiful shots !!

Race said...

beautiful scenic shots on the sides of the river! i love how the house reflects on the water!

Ebie said...

What a great shots from a moving train. This is a lovely post full of information. Have a great week!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful places!

i love th bridge..

storyteller's other blog said...

I do remember the film and found your post of interest.
Hugs and blessings,

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Location..Great Blog