Wat Mettadharmabodhiyan Chinese temple Kanchanaburi

Wat Mettadharmabodhiyan Chinese temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Mettadharmabodhiyan is a Chinese temple in Kanchanaburi located 20km from Kanchanaburi train station. After a recent motorcycle crash I was encouraged to attend this Chinese buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi to pray and seek protection for my future riding. The main entrance of the wat has large Asian Buddhism wooden statue’s garding the temple. Within…

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ducati Wat Ban Tham Dragon Mouth Temple Kanchanaburi

Wat Ban Tham Dragon Mouth Temple Kanchanaburi

Wat Ban Tham Dragon Mouth Temple Kanchanaburi is somewhere I have personally been wanting to visit for some time, and after one un-successful attempt to find it, I was fortunate to stumble across seeing it yesterday. On a trip to Kanchanaburi, after visiting the Muang Sing Historical Park, I found myself riding around the back…

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Queen Sirikit Forest Garden located in Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit national park

Queen Sirikit Forest Garden

Queen Sirikit Forest Garden located in Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit national park is renowned for it’s collection of flora and fauna. Located approximately 85km from Ratchaburi city, inside you will find many trekking routes to explore the natural beauties of the forest park and flower gardens, as well as the ceramics store run by…

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Maeklong Train Market

Maeklong Train Market exposes unique culture

The Maeklong Railway runs between Wongwian Yai, Bangkok, and Samut Songkhram in central Thailand. Visiting Thailand for the first time, it almost seems quintessential to visit certain things, one of them is the culture of the train markets and none are a better display of this authentic experience than the Maeklong Train Market, south east of the heart of…

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Songkran Ban Pong Ratchaburi

Songkran in Thailand join the amazing chaos

Songkran: a festival celebrating the traditional Thai New Year, held in April and marked by the throwing and sprinkling of water. Now this is the official definition of the festival, which by all accounts sounds like a beautifully unique and spiritual experience, but the reality is further from these sentiments. Reading all the news that…

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Chasing Buddha footprints at Khitchakut Mountain Chanthaburi

Chasing Buddha footprints at Khitchakut Mountain Chanthaburi

The religious pilgrimage to Khitchakut Mountain in Chanthaburi is something that needs to be fulfilled if you have even a small positive feeling towards the Buddhist religion. Stories tell that at the summit of Khitchakut Mountain, located in Chanthaburi province near the Thai-Cambodia border, there is a footprint of Lord Buddha. It is said that…

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Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) Vang Vieng

Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is best known for tubing, the activity that quickly put the small town on the map for backpackers with the invitation of drugs, cheap booze and all night parties. Since the government put a stop to this back in 2012, the town has had to reinvent itself to encourage tourists to keep flocking….

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Vang Vieng on Versys Motorcycle Laos

Adventure riding in south east Asia is big business, with dedicated shops opening in Thailand to help accessorize your bike for your adventure of a life time on the roads. I have been living in Thailand for some time, and ride a 2012 Kawasaki Versys 650cc with a bunch of touring friendly accessories. Many trips…

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Visa run to Vientiane Laos for Non-Immigrant ED Visa

So you have been staying in Thailand for some time, and your current Visa is about to expire after you have done a 30 day extension at Thai Immigration. What do you do now? You, like me, obviously want to stay in Thailand as you have made many new friends, and you haven’t finished exploring…

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Alpaca Hill Khao Krajom Mountain Suan Pheung district Kawasaki Versys

Riding Khao Krajom Mountain on my Kawasaki Versys

Well finding myself with a down day and the Versys shod with new Vee Rubber tyres, I thought I would look into doing a ride out to Suan Pheung district and riding up Khao Krajom Mountain. Now I spoke to a lot of local friends who have done the ride, and spoken to many people…

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