Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
This post we're just outside of Bangkok exploring the famous floating markets and the bridge on the river Kwai. We're just zipping down the river in this incredible long boat, and on the sides you see houses and shops. This is just where people live. This is really cool.
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We're here at the floating market and it is so exciting. There's boats floating down selling everything. You've got food and clothes and fruits and vegetables, and they just pull up to the side, people buy a couple things and then they float on, but I'm going to go down and find something to eat.
I'm a little peckish. A little snack on the side of the floating markets. We've stopped here at a small museum where they have photos and descriptions of what happened during the second World War here at the river Kwai.
The bridge over river Kwai was a major project in World War II to help facilitate the Japanese occupation of Burma. This place holds significance for so many people because in addition to civilians, it was built by prisoners of war. Thousands of whom lost their lives during it's construction.
Ooo. This looks delicious. It is time for lunch, and we've stopped here at a local open-air restaurant serving up some traditional Thai food including my favorite pad Thai.
From visiting the bridge on river Kwai to absorbing the exciting energy of the floating markets, this day has been a fantastic blend of Thailand's history and the Thailand of today.
Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
This post we're venturing just outside of Bangkok, and kicking it off by exploring the floating markets. Woah! We're just zipping down the river in this incredible longboat. And on the sides you see houses and shops.
This is just where people live. This is really cool. We're here at the Damnoen floating market and it is so exciting.
There's boats floating down selling everything. You've got food and clothes, and fruits and vegetables. And they just pull up to the side, people buy a couple of things, and then they float on.
As interesting as it is to kind of walk around and just look at what's being sold, it's even more fun to jump into the action. You know, buy something or try some food. Mango and sticky rice, so good.