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Sangklaburi

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Sangklaburi

Sangklaburi borders Myanmar at the famous Three Pagodas Pass in Phya Tong Sue. The area is home to a number of natural attractions including caves and waterfalls as well last several significant temples The district is also hom to a number of Karen and Mon people and there is a Mon tribal village which is open to tourists.

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It is 230 kilometres to the morth of the province and borders to Myanmar at Three Pagodas Pass Phya Tong Sue which in the commercial area of Mayanmar and famous for wooden furniture. Furthermore. Sangklaburi a lot of nature’s attraction such as. Sam Prasob (Where three rivers meet). Ta Kian Tong Waterfall the lake of Khao Lam Dam etc. The district is also the cultural and folk atrs center of Karen, Mon and local people. Eco – tourist can to for rafting elephant trekking and fishing .

Sangklaburi Kanchanaburi

Sangklaburi

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Resort and guest house

Activities In Sangklaburi

Learn about the ways of the Mon people at the tribal village, swim in the waterfall, explore the caves, admire the Mon bridge.

Wat Wang Wiwekaram and Chedi Buddhakhaya – Walk over the bridge to the Mon village, and bear left parallel to the lake. After 2km the concrete road forks. Left goes to the huge golden chedi, with a small Burmese goods market below it, and right goes to the main Wat Wang Wiwekaram. The Wat was built by the late Phara Uttama, who was one of the most important Monks in Thailand, and is still highly revered in the Mon community. There is a large, ornate viharn at the main wat, and in another building there are murals depicting stages of the Buddha’s last, and previous, lives. You may wish to hire a taxi as, for some, it might be a long walk to the temple, and it is easy to get lost in Wangka village (although people are happy to point you in the right direction).

Saphan Mon – The 400m wooden bridge itself is well worth a visit and is the longest handmade wooden bridge in Thailand. There is a small cafe on one end which is a great spot for a drink and a view. Be careful when crossing the bridge though, it is made and repaired in a chaotic manner and you need to be careful of your footing. There are donation boxes at either end which pay for the bridges constant upkeep. So consider donating, as you will receive an amazing photo in return! Local children like to jump off bridge into lake.

Wat Saam Prasob (The Sunken Temple) – When the water level of the lake is low (usually in the dry season) you can hire a boat to take you (or hire a canoe from P Guesthouse to paddle yourself out) to see the Sunken temple. The sunken wat is the last remaining vestige of the old town flooded for the creation of Khao Laem Reservoir. (Top 1-2 m of temple is in view in September.)

Best time for tour in Sangklaburi

The mildest temperatures for touring are to be found from November to February.

Getting there

Buses leave regularly from Kanchanaburi.

Transportation

Vistors can tale the bus No. 8203 or air conditioned bus at the bus terminal on route Kanchanaburi – Sangklaburi, it takes 5 hours for regular bus, starting from 6.00 am. 8.40 a.m. and 12.00 am. And it take s only 3 hours, leavinf every hour from 7.30 a.m. till the last trip at 4.30 p.m. Mini bus from Sanklaburi to Three Pagodas Pass leaves daily from Sangklaburi market. One can even hire round – trip bus for his group.

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