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Early morning

Sai Yok Noi is a waterfall in Sai Yok National Park. It's a popular stop for tourists exploring Kanchanaburi.

There's a small market and a buddhist shrine in the immediate vicinity. Nearby is a World War II train, parked forever on a section of the Death Railway tracks.

It's peaceful and fresh for early visitors. The only audible sounds are the falling of the water, rustling of leaves and twittering of birds. The twittering humans arrive later in the morning and this tranquility goes aloof

Over on the other side is another watery spot 130 kilometers from the town centre. Tourists pass through a short bridge to get into the spring. Right in front of it is a cold stream. Hot or cold, take your pick

There are three pools for bathers at Hindad: lukewarm, hot and very hot. Old folk chatter in the very hot pool. Kids play in the cold stream. The lukewarm pool, fenced and empty, is nice temperature-wise and reserved for monks. This is the middle pool, the hot and less frequented, nevertheless pleasant for relaxing


Josie said…
Beautiful! I am afraid that when I clicked on it I thought it said "early morning watery stool" and wondered to myself why I would want to read THAT! hehe
Sylvia K said…
Great post! Love your photos! And I wish I had that hot pool right now as it is cold and damp here in Seattle and I could use a little warming up!

Have a great week!

Hazel said…
@Josie, when I read your 'stool,' I thought great, me and my wonderful spelling. I'm glad to find out I didn't have to edit :-)

@Sylvia, fly over and enjoy the warmth of Hindad :)
sleigh beds said…
According to your explanation the place seems really very nice for strolling.
magiceye said…
such a wonderful place....
eileeninmd said…
Sounds like a wonderful plae, I lov ethe waterfall and the hot springs would be great too.
Hazel: I love the waterfalls and it looks like a giant at the base with those two big rock eyes.
Hazel said…
wow I never noticed those eyes til you mentioned them. I had to look again...
Carver said…
What a beautiful place. The waterfall is amazing.
koala said…
It's good that you mentioned how peaceful it is. That's hard to find in tourist stops.
Marites said…
this place reminded me of Ardent Hot Springs of Camiguin. Nice captures!
Hazel said…
@koala, before the tourists arrive :)

@Marites, ah Camiguin, yep!
Anonymous said…
What a beautiful spot my friend. I love it :)
Ebie said…
I'd pick the medium to warm, hehehe, to ease and relax my aching whatever!

I noticed not eyes but something that would sound your letter B on the Stealing meme! Giggles, giggles!

RYC: The flower is called marigold. It has a tinge of dark burgundy or maroon color.
Rossel said…
lovely place. i love hot baths.
Looks like a lovely place to be :-)
Lawstude said…
wow. so many great subjects to explore. i would definitely have the time of my life there.
Bonnie Bonsai said…
For all the world I love to live is the one best described here:

the falling of the water, rustling of leaves and twittering of birds.

Beautiful post.
Glennis said…
Hot springs and pools are so nice to relax in, looks a great place, nice waterfall too.

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