“Life is simple, complicating it is the problem…” - Margaret Mara
|(A wet day at the Bridge over the River Kwai)|
Day 02: 2 September 2016 (Friday)
Route: Surat Thani - Kanchanaburi
Distance: 685 km
Hotel: Luxury Hotel
We had breakfast at the hotel café. By 8:45 am we started driving on Highway 4 towards north and stopped for lunch in a Muslim Restaurant by the highway in Prachuap Khiri Khan and performed our prayers at the restaurant musolla.
|(Princess Park Hotel owned by a Muslim)|
|(A Muslim Restaurant in Prachuap Khiri Khan)|
|(Having my favourite Iced-Cappuccino at the Amazon Cafe)|
|(Cloudy sky ahead on Highway 41)|
|(Intermittent rain along the way)|
|(A welcoming sign of Kanchanaburi)|
We made a few more stops for coffee break at the Amazon Café. By 7:00 pm we arrived in Kanchanaburi and drove direct to the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai. There were a large crowd at the bridge, obviously waiting for the beautiful sun set. We bought fried rice-to- go from a Muslim stall near the Train Station.
|(Visiting the Bridge around sun set)|
|(Street vendors selling local delicacies)|
|(A street artist capturing the local scene)|
|(The historical majestic bridge at sun set)|
|(The notorious bridge over the River Kwai)|
|(Floating Restaurant bustling with customers)|
|(River Kwai Railway Station)|
|(A Muslim stall by the River Kwai)|
After checking-in Luxury Hotel at B700/night, we went for an hour of relaxing foot massage and had crispy banana pancake for supper.