Trip to Sangkhlaburi District–Kanchanaburi Province (Day 1)

Before the end of the year 2014, I planned a trip to Kanchanaburi Provice which located at the west of Thailand. One of the target place is “Uttamanusorn Bridge (สะพานอุตตมานุสรณ์)” (or “Mon Bridge (สะพานมอญ)”, the longest wooden-bridge; 442 Metres long, in Thailand.

“Wat Wang Wiwekaram” – This is the most important and most revered Buddhist temple in Sangkhlaburi district, where Thai and Mon people live together peacefully. The temple was built to replace the previous temple which is now underwater. The story goes that the now deceased Luangpo Uttama monk moved all the whole Mon village, most of whom are stateless people, uphill to settle at the current location allocating plots of land for every family to live around the temple. One kilometer from the temple finds Chedi Buddhagaya that contains Lord Buddha’s relic locals and visitors come to pray for lucks and prosperity.

I’d like to recommend you should rent a long tail boat to visit the old place of Wat Wang Wiwekaram at not more than 350 THB. Believe me, you’ll enjoy this.