Sangkhlaburi is a small quiet and remote town in Thailand, 350 km northwest of Bangkok and only a few kilometers from the Burmese border. It is located at the beginning of the huge Khao Laem reservoir, which was built in 1982. The old city was flooded at that time, but even today you can see the top of the temple sticking out of the water.
Sangkhlaburi is surrounded by mountains, rainforests with waterfalls and protected natural areas. About 20 km north of the town lies the Three Pagodas Pass, the highest point of the infamous Thailand-Burma Death Railway, built during World War II, which also crosses the famous bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi..
Nowadays, many different ethnic groups, mainly Mons and Karens and also Thais, live in this area. A 400 m long wooden bridge across the lake leads to the Mon village with its very friendly people.
Due to the different ethnic groups, Sangkhlaburi is of course also an interesting place for lovers of Asian cuisine.

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