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Here is my list of attractions I have visited over the years. There is a Google Card attached to each location and at the bottom of each folder, you can find more information in some of the locations



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We are here close to Myanmar, and over the years there have been many who have illegally entered Thailand to seek work. The authorities have done a lot to stop, but for years it was possible to apply for a visa and work in the country. However, this visa is terribly expensive, so many still try to enter via the road. Many control points have therefore been set up where all cars are stopped. This is one of them.

It has been evening, but there is light in the many fields down on the water and over on the seabed. A little wood was burned off and it could smell on this side.

The city has not only the old wooden bridge, but also a smaller concrete bridge, called "The Red Bridge". It goes a bit in extension of the wooden bridge.

This is the former entrance to the temple.

The church part itself collapsed on one side, so probably not so many years before the whole temple is rubble.

Other buildings were partly submerged this year.

Hers the bell tower which protrudes slightly above the water surface. It has recently been restored with a new roof

From the south side of the bridge you can rent a boat and be sailed out on the lake, for example. out to the old and now flooded temple

When the bridge was destroyed for years, a temporary bridge of bamboo was made. Most of it was removed afterwards, but here are the remains

The wooden bridge as it looks today. See the bottom pictures to see historical pictures of the bridge.

Then I have reached Sangkhlaburi which is located approx. 25 Km south of De Tre Pagoders Pass. This is the view from a hotel Samprasob across the Mon Bridge.

This is the passport itself. Some railway tracks are seen at the back. It is the remains of the Thai-Burma railway that the Japanese built in the years 1941 - 1943. After the war, most of the track was removed.

The pass is named after the mountains to the east, but otherwise you can look at these smaller pagodas.

I have now reached the Three Pagodas Pass, a passport I visited the first time in 2003. Much has changed over the past 15 years, eg. this was the entrance to the pass. Now it is just back a little away from the new 4-track road that has been built. The road contrasts with the few cars passing here. At the hour I was here no one passed. It is only a passport for Thai and Burgmese.

I have reached the southern part of the Vajiralongkorn dam, a huge area that was demolished in 1984. Along the lake's banks there are many houseboats, families living here permanently.

A historical image showing the charm that was over the bridge before the major renovation.

The bridge seen from the south side when building the hotel

A very telling picture of the bridge before it was really discovered. For a long time, the city was one of the most overlooked places to go.

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North: 15.144967° / East: 98.450122°


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