This route goes from Samut Songkhram to Kanchanaburi, passing natural surroundings, with scattered local communities and well-preserved rivers and forests. On the way, visitors can watch locals churning coconut sugar, weaving coconut leaves and cooking Thai sweets, and enjoy a zipline adventure.
Our first destination is the Rom Hup (Folding Umbrella) Market, a one-of-a-kind market that is literally set on the railway track near Mae Klong Station. You can witness this unique market either from the train or by roaming the market till a train approaches. You will then see the vendors in a mad rush that looks completely chaotic but is an efficient process practised over many years.
When a pale sun rises over the horizon, people in canal-based communities gather at the piers, waiting to offer food to the monks who cruise down this waterway. If you have a chance to stay by the canal, this is a morning merit-making activity you should not miss.
Begin the new day by biking to the hanging bridge, 10 minutes away from the resort, and witness an impressive sunrise at Ban Hat Ngio. After breakfast, it is time to head to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, located in the Hellfire Pass area.
Start the day at Lawa Cave, a famous cave in Sai Yok National Park. The cave is well illuminated, allowing visitors to explore and witness amazing formations of limestone. If you are lucky, you may be greeted by the world’s smallest bat, Kitti’s Hog Nosed Bat.