Sangkhlaburi, where you can traverse the longest wooden bridge in Thailand
One of the hidden jewels of Thailand, the town of Sangkhlaburi is one of the best villages to visit if you want to experience Thailand without the frills and commercialism found in big cities and towns.
The town of Sangkhlaburi is located near the border of Burma, 225 kilometers northwest of Kanchanaburi, and about 340 kilometers from Bangkok. It is surrounded by forest-covered limestone ranges and nestled along on the banks of Vajiralongkorn Lake. The original Sangkhlaburi village submerged when a dam was built in the lake, and the only remnants of the old village are the tops of temple Wiharn and the temple tower. You can take a bus from Bangkok which will take between 7 to 8 hours, or from Kanchanaburi which will take about 5 hours. The nearest major international airport to Sangkhlaburi is the Suvarnabhumi International Airport located in Bangkok.
Idyllic, serene, and unspoiled best describes the village of Sangkhlaburi. It is the best place in Thailand to get away from it all. Attractions and activities include enjoying the scenic view of the Vajiralongkorn Lake, renting a canoe to the Underwater Temple, paying homage to Wat Wang Wiwekaram and Chedi Phutthakhaya, refreshing in Kra Teng Cheng Waterfall, and checking out the Three Pagodas Pass which is just right along the border of Burma. The highlight of your trip must be crossing the Wooden Mon Bridge, the longest wooden bridge in Thailand. Built to connect the Sangklaburi and Mon villages, the bridge is close to vehicle traffic.Traversing the bridge is one thrilling and unforgettable experience. Just imagine listening it to it creak while you take careful steps to the other end!
Sangkhlaburi affords travelers a different perspective of Thailand. It is not about enjoying the sun, sea, and sand; instead, it provides travelers the opportunity to see the real Thailand. Consult your travel agent for more details.