After breakfast, take a short transfer (approximately 1.5 hour drive) to the famous Maeklong Railway Market
, a most unusual market because a train passes through the market 8 times a day. Enjoy a simple breakfast of Khanom krok (rice-coconut pudding) or Kanom Gui Chai (fried Chinese chives rice cake). When the train quite literally passes through the market, shoppers take their goods inside and vendors pull back their umbrellas, open and close their stalls in a matter of seconds! Once the train is gone, all the goods go out again, the umbrellas unfold and its business continues as usual as if nothing happened.
Then visit Tha Kha Floating Markets
. Walk around and check out the many stalls or take a boat tour to explore the area and there are boats serving as shops, selling food and drinks like noodles, beer, cold drinks, coconut water, corn etc. The area’s well known for coconut palm sugar production. Along the way, it is possible to stop past a riverside operation to see how it is made.
Drive further to Kanchanaburi (approximately 2 hour drive), and stop en-route at NAKHON PATHOM
to witness the tallest stupa (Phra Pathom Chedi) in Thailand – 120.45 metres high. While visiting this pagoda, you can sample Khao Lam, Thailand bamboo sticky rice dessert.
After that, continue driving further to KANCHANABURI,
the beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers. Upon arrival, pay visits to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, and Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum.
: In the evening, stroll along and dine at the local night market, which is sure to get tastebuds singing.
Over night in Kanchanaburi.