So after a night in Bangkok and a cycling tour of the city we boarded a van and headed to Kanchanaburi. Never heard of it? Well neither had I. It's almost like a mellow version of Kihei, but with less stores, shops and etc. Here's more info on na.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Kanchanaburi if you're interested.
From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi was a sight for sore eyes. Very tropical, clean, quaint and full of historic sights this was one of my favorite destinations of the trip. They also have a line of bars on the main road that lead to the surprisingly beautiful resorts. We stayed at Good Times resort along the River Kwai, and it took my breath away. The moment we stepped on property we were greeted with fresh, cold, refreshing juice, cold towels and the landscaping here is gorgeous. The pool is very inviting with the tropical greenery surrounding it.
After a dip in the pool, shower and a moment to relax we had some of the best meals here at the hotel riverside. The food is so cheap it's unreal. I ate a whole fried fish and sipped on fresh cocktails then we walked to a bar in town and played pool, danced and had a "good time" haha.
The next morning we went on a cycling tour of the city, to a museum, to the temples and visited a huge golden buddha perched atop a mountain. There's a lot of history here with much to learn when it comes to WWII memorials, museums, the Burma Railway and what transpired during the POW times. But with this darker side of history you will also see the importance Thailand had back then and even now. There are a lot of hidden caves, under ground temples and much to see here, but also the chance to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.