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"kanchanaburi province" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"kanchanaburi province" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"As we go to contradictory Thailand. Welcome. To the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Thailand. I'd like to welcome to the show Michael Derosier 's from the ear goggles podcast who come to talk to us about a region in Thailand we have not talked about before and I'm going to try and say it, and then we'll help Michael pronounce it correctly, and that is contrary Michael Welcome to the show. That's perfect. Contradictory I did it okay. Okay. Excellent. Thank you so much I'm glad to be. Here and Michael's a longtime listener of the show and Michael you live now in Thailand. Yeah. That's right. I'm an American ex PAT I've been living in Bangkok since two thousand thirteen like a lot of people I came here on a one year teaching contract I fell in love with the city and I've always loved traveling and and now it's just sort of home seven years later it just feels like home. Will and why this particular region that you picked out why should we be talking about contradictory? There's a lot of reasons that people come to. Thailand. We'll come to Thailand for Bangkok or to go to the beaches and the south people come to Thailand to go to temples or to eat the food. But cutting Aubrey has some things that people don't necessarily think of when they think of Thailand at World War Two history that's a lot of our trekking and hiking that normally, you wouldn't be able to do as a tourist here. And as a matter of fact, I was doing research for this and I found that the provincial slogan of country really sums up the reasons that people should go here. It's quite a mouthful coming from the United States we have slogans like the Golden State or the lone star state, right but the slogan for Kanchanaburi Province is I'm going to just read the English. Translation. A province of ancient community three pagodas pass precious Stones River, bridge minerals, and waterfall resources and I think that just sums it up. Perfectly. Excellent and could you put it on a map for us? Absolutely, it is a little bit north west of Bangkok. It borders me and mar it's the largest province in the western region. So if you're looking at a map of Thailand and you're looking at the western region, of Thailand, you'll see it definitely the biggest it's much bigger than a lot of the other provinces in the area. Excellent will what kind of Tannery are you going to recommend for us when people go to catch and Aubrey there's really three categories of things to do and see, and so I really recommend grouping your itinerary around these three topics. The first one is World War Two history. The second one is nature in the third one is history and culture or ancient history and culture. Okay and. For me I'm a big history. So for me, the reason that I went there originally was to experience the World War Two history. And that's probably what the the province in the town itself catcher number town itself is best known for. So Catching Aubrey is probably the best known in the West as location of the bridge on the River Kwai. The famous but and film starring. Eunice. and. It was the site where sixteen thousand allied POW's and about ninety thousand Asian laborers died trying to build the railway all the way from Singapore to Myanmar during the Second World War. And it's a really powerful sight of his and there's a lot of historical places. There's Hellfire Pass. There's one Poe viaduct. There's the allied war cemetery, all of which are related to this historical moment in time. Will and you said that one triple I might have with their FAI getting a cab and I say take me to the bridge on the River Kwai. I may be confusing. My cabdriver. That's right. Why is that?.
"kanchanaburi province" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Welcome back then there haven't done that we're here to night with ease and Kerr brought the managing director for Asian trails Thailand where we left off we were talking about life in Bangkok and interacting with the locals. for the second part of the episode we're gonna step a little bit outside of the city center and to some of the maybe less traveled places and Thailand not even when you do leave the city and are interacting with some maybe less metropolitan type people are there general a rules of the game to not cause offense to anyone well when you're around stepping out of Bangkok or some of the other main tourism areas like Chung mine at the north or the beach destinations in the south and of course the level of English also where and goes backwards a little bit as so I do speak a few words of thought but I would say for for people visiting and it's really important to be patient and keep your temper as well I mean in Thailand if you lose your temper it's a sign you're not in control and people won't respect you. so were you don't raise your voice your very polite it's under all circumstances and that's how you gain people's respect as well soldier not going around to shouting at people cursing that really doesn't work in in Thailand it's also really a good idea to always keep keep your sense of humor about you and give you an example type people that very long names the song very complicated and intricate as well but they also have a nickname Sir they actually pick nickname they can change their nickname from time to time as well so you can imagine the office we've got around two hundred twenty people working for some time and can get a little bit complicated time and but the the big really funny nickname so you have nicknames like apple Mister a missed a beat Mr C.. a popular nickname for women is pool you have a you have a lady she's a she's a chef and she has a cooking book which you can find in bookstores even here in NYC is called cooking with blue. question do the children read ins grade school or nursery school Winnie the Pooh or that's band time no it's actually. popular okay it is it is very popular and what's also really important and then that's really applies and all over Thailand is when you're visiting or meeting with people be very respectful and keep in mind most I people are Buddhists and but disbelief the head is the most sacred part of the body so even if you touch somebody's head's affectionately well it's not taking very you very kindly so that's something that you definitely shouldn't do and then my extension defeats are the the most impure part of the body if you're in a temple and you are sitting with your feet pointed at the Buddha image are among well people frown upon you you mean your toes pointed in that arsenal exactly okay because I do feel like that's gonna be hard to avoid if you're walking around well not itself when you walk ins when you're sitting down when you're okay for example partaking in the Buddhists blessing or sat ceremony so talk your feet away from that is that okay also never use your feet to point at anything I mean that's I don't make a habit of it. in general we don't I give directions on the subway platform I'm not usually using my foot to indicate so thanks for the heads up on the foot down yeah. well it's not just people you're interacting with in Thailand either esses travel around excuse me there are a lot of wildlife attractions throughout Thailand I didn't the elephant attractions are particularly popular and those can be a little bit of a mixed bag know exactly I mean you have in Thailand you have quite a bit of wildlife actually and Thailand's is host to about ten percent of the world's mammals one oh wow that's quite exceptional and you find elephants some bears dear you have primates as well Gibbons monkeys muskox as well there anyone listening he's never seen a son bear they are so sweet looking and they have tongues that are about as long as their body and they like to sit around with their tongue out trailing down past their belly and its impossibly charming. it said they're very cute as a also a son bear conservation center which we work together with we work with one nine your Kanchanaburi which you just mentioned and also there's a place in December you uncle what's in Cambodia and where we have a nice project together with plastic escapes were revisit revisit the cooperate with these places in general and and you mentioned the elephants yeah thank you for doing that because this is a bit of a a hot topic and it's been so for for a few years and we had Asians wheels we really believe in a sustainable way of of operating our business and that's important for class escapes to it's it's one of the absolutely essential aspects of building any itinerary anywhere in the world exactly and it's becoming more important by the year that's also of for us the case and that that's relates to how we treat our own people our own softphone employees and guides but also in terms of the suppliers we work with. I want to ask you a question of kind of bothers me now I rode elephants elephants more than once when I was in Thailand did I do something politically incorrect work maybe those elephants were treated well or generally they warrant could just set me straight it's not a black and white topic for discussion then I think what we what we've done in the last couple of years together within organizations as travel life and we have assessed a lot of the elephant parks and sanctuaries in Thailand and it's not a clear cut answer because we have places that offer an elephant writes what animals are actually treated it's. very well where they looked off they're ready have a veterinarian on sites where the conditions for the elephants are are really very good and but then you have other places which to offer rides and which we actually don't want to work with because and the way they treat the animals with the look off to them is not really very sustainable and if you do a ride and there's only a few places in Thailand that operate elephants rides in a sustainable manner so that's without the chair on the back of the animal it's also a place ready my hoops or the elephant caretaker in a lot of the places we don't want to be associated with and they have a kind of stick to encourage the elephant as ID elephants and well and a lot of places this is a very sharp stick but this is the traditional tools all for tomorrow it's but then the the sanctuaries we work with and this is a blunt object just to guide the animal in general we try to stay with it away from the elephant rights and we want to work with with places that offer a bit less of animal interaction but where you learn more about the conservation efforts that are being put in by these organizations it looking off the animals and so clients visiting Asia Thailand together with classic escapes and an Asian trails we will try to send them to one of the places for example like the elephant nature park in Chiang Mai where you really learn about what it takes to look off to these animals so together with the animal caretaker the moat you learn how to look after them di different instructions to interact with the animal and you prepare lunch for the animals you see where they are ready a house how do I looked off there and it's really a very rewarding very and beautiful experience as well and I think if people realize what's behind and going on on Allison dried or seeing an elephant show where the young animals play soccer or they did make a painted. then I think they see the value as well of of having such an experience yeah I think I think that what a lot of people don't realize is that elephants are are a little more resistant to that type of training than a dog or any sort of Pat even a horse and that there is almost unnecessary cruelty to creating an environment where an elephant is comfortable having a random person crawl into their back so it's I feel like in general even though there are places where you can ride them and they're well taken care of it's best to patronize places that are allowing them to live in a comfortable dignified manner exactly I mean as an outsider it's very difficult to really know which place offers rides in a sustainable manner and which one doesn't so from our point of view it's better to stay away in general from the elephant ride is great that you and classic escapes pre screens the sanctuary gas so if you take a classic escapes tour you know that we're doing okay with animals gaps every attraction is vetted personally but one of the people on the executive staff at sea before it added to an itinerary one of the locations of US cities out I like as low bori which. is FOR reminds me of Indonesia of people bringing some of food to the temples to the temple guards and what they do is they bring fruit and put it on a former temple grounds and they have monkeys who just go to it and several groups steel roof from each other and I was there for like an hour and a half just watching the monkeys they come over to you you can take a piece of fruit give it to them you see them I'm peeling appealing a banana and I just think it it kids would love that I mean if anybody travels with family stop in Lori plus laborious house a former palace from these late seventeenth century the early eighteenth century which was built by Jesuit architects and one of the rooms there is a copy of what was the hall of mirrors at Versailles and you can see the framework of one of the mirrors there so it's it's orange now is it no it's it's it's it's rougned but they've been digging and excavating wow and I think between the architecture any animals laborious I think it's a great play how old is this Jesuit temple that they're excavating it's from it's either the late seventeenth century or the very early eighteenth century that's pretty quick for it to end up in ruins I'm I'm just surprised because when you think of ruins in the Asian jungle you're picturing ghetto but probably the rooms were like with are you tired we're probably burned by in wars or something and I have a feeling that's what happened Laurie yeah that seems not that all that impossible. at the temples themselves I think with monkeys you you tend to see them adopting two people if people are a normal part of their life but I think that the there there's also cases of animal exploitation and in the name of religion for tourism yes you have a rather infamous place called the tiger temple which is also in located in Kanchanaburi province and then you have a lot of places such as the tiger kingdom where people can can have a tiger experience them now doesn't end of experience we're talking well basically you can go and put the Tigers just walk up to them in the temple and say hello yeah that is honestly orderly status and completely above board yeah I mean I lived in Africa there's no way I would walk up to align angle and pets that lie at the same thing with tiger so there's a lot of there's a lot of stories around these these places that the animals would be drugs I mean which kind of makes sense if you can go up to a tiger in baton and I think that yeah abuse or sedatives are the only way to accomplish that but that's not fair to the animal and and what by the way otherwise if you got me to Pat a tiger I have to have the sedative. therefore I would do it well I think people are so focused on a good photo opportunity especially in the age of social media that they're not really thinking about what goes into presenting an opportunity that is so one natural that it should immediately raise red flags you're absolutely right and I think it's up to to us and to help in an educated people traveling there so also this is something that both classic escapes and Asian trails we don't really want to advocate and we water offer people alternatives because there's really a lot of beautiful national parks that you can go on visits you can you can sites wildlife there is no not really Tigers to be seen in the wild on a safari in Thailand's you have about a hundred ten to twenty Tigers left it is claimed in Thailand the critically endangered but you have beautiful national parks where you could see you could see the elephants in the wild you could see the the birds as beautiful and I think is about nine hundred species of different birds Thailand you have the the prey birds like the buzzards an eagles also a lot of different species of phone bills there is the love of reptiles and amphibians as well in Thailand's you have where where the Tigers coming from that if they're not local. well actually you have the into China tiger which is a species of tiger that's indigenous to the region so there were Tigers in Thailand there are still some left in the wilds but I mean even park Rangers and some of the biggest national parks they have never seen in their decades long and this function they have never seen a tiger hello while also that that's pretty tragic I'm I I am not an expert on it but I'm imagining that the threats to the Endangered Species throughout Thailand are probably habitat loss exactly yes actually as in many other places in the world this is really one of the the key threats I do.
"kanchanaburi province" Discussed on 710 WOR
"When you're adapting to a new place I mean zoning regulations are one thing but cultural moors are all but little bit more challenging I think especially if you're trying to become a local definitely definitely there's a lot of things going on where I mean in in a place like Bangkok's you find everything that you would find right here in New York City there's all the luxuries all the amenities that you could you could dream off but it's all just a little bit different I mean when I just arrived there I found it very interesting that they're on certain days everybody was wearing yellow another they everybody was was wearing pink I like. I missed the memo. that's how I felt and that's actually because every day of the week has a certain color associated with it I see and then because there the former king was born on the Monday so everybody on a Monday the whole country basically wears yellow and that's the royal color exactly that's on also not purple than not purple purple is the the color of the of the queen she was born on a purple day exactly exactly and another moment that I had initially when I when I arrived in Bangkok I thought okay where where have I ended up I was walking and just along the streets and all of a sudden everybody stopped so I felt myself in an episode of The Twilight. and but every day at eight o'clock in the morning and at six PM they played the national anthem and the whole city comes to a standstill. if you're on the subway you won't run to catch a train use just stop the parks as well you can do you can be doing your evening exercise you just stop so this is the paid respect to the world family that does sound a little eerie though it specially if you're unaware yeah it's also good tip for tourists coming to Thailand don't feel like the odd one out so they stop moving entirely to stand in place until it's done the staff is not moving to stop talking I guess that's good to know because I'm assuming it would be rude for a Taurus to just keep going about their exactly exactly I mean this is one of the really important things in Thailand mean certain and especially to the royal family and it's a topic you don't really touch in terms of this questions and the respect for elders and then especially for for four months for the royal family is is so high that it's a topic that you don't really discuss and and in public do they play that the national anthem in business district faster so people could return. not really no no special treat but when when doing business that's also something it's a Saudi station thing about especially in Thailand and people are very direct so when you're doing business at the beginning of the meeting and they would make references to your your weight they would ask you excellent what salary you make with us you know if you're married they would ask you what your agents and and that's really it it comes also when you address somebody anti and you address them in there how they their age relates to you so somebody who's older you call P. which is a respected respectful name for an older person and when somebody's younger you call them long thought what if they've had a facelift I mean how do you manage that well that's exactly. he is not tied to it all in Thailand is known definitely not there's a lot of medical tourism as well yes it's really a hub in the region also for for people from the Middle East for example for cosmetic surgery. yeah I do think it's it's considered the gold standard if you want good work done to Thailand to have it done exactly exactly so you have a lot of things that are okay they're familiar they have everything with you have in the west but it's it's that's quite funny sometimes okay. I also want to add from a an architectural urban planning point of view what surprised me was there so there are broad boulevards tree line and where some of the embassies are located they're very elegant sections of Bangkok to I thought because I think people who like cities like Paris or cities like Rome there is a certain elegance in a certain area of Bangkok as well as well you mean classical architecture. plus classical European architecture where I guess where the embassies are and there's a a memorial there's also a memorial there exactly exactly you have a number of Bach Banco called Doucet's and how to make a scene which are the older neighborhoods off of Bangkok and that you really find this old and colonial era architecture and also for me that's that's one of the most beautiful parts of of Bangkok because a lot of the modern parts I mean architecturally I mean it's it's huge skyscrapers and so you don't have these these old heritage buildings anymore is there much of a colonial influence in the center of the city I mean do you still see the marks of colonialism throughout Bangkok not that much not that much actually Thailand as one of the few nations yes it was not it was not colonize so where was for example when I lived in in in Vietnam and also because I'm French speaking as my second language quite a lot of people and get them to still be still speaks French yes so that's quite quite interesting as well and also the the the boulevards in Hanoi the the palace the opera house looks like garner built it as a matter exactly exactly you have a famous church not to the church and in Hanoi which looks like a smaller version of the note you don't exactly yeah I saw pictures I think I think the owner and CEO of classic escape Stacy Fiorentina's recently traveled with you guys to explore some of the destination exactly feature exactly so where are all the colonial heritage is a such you have that much less than that and Thailand who was who was never colonize really. and also Thailand like one of my other favorite countries Brazil has Brazil has three capitals Salvador da Bahia real and Brazil yet the new city and there are three capitals former capitals to form a capitals in in Thailand so could tie are you tie on and Bangkok and surprisingly Bangkok is I think about the same age as Los Angeles around seventeen eighty seven and that kind of surprise me it seems much older exactly I mean it's not a very old capital circle tire or are you today are are much older so in terms of of history doesn't they backed that long I imagine because I had the space to develop aboard also I think are you tie was attacked by the Burmese around seventeen I thank seventeen sixty seven and almost totally burned I mean you can see it when you go there today so they decided to relocate further away from the Burmese border probably wise and while you're near neon mark that you should stop and catch a number or a which is where the bridge over the river kawaii the the more time story of the Japanese. rule over Thailand took place and there's support for Americans people go to Normandy to see beaches and of memorials to American soldiers surprisingly there's an American cemetery as well in it in Kanchanaburi. yes it's a it's a fascinating region because Kanchanaburi province which is a around two and a half hours drive from Bangkok and that is if you're lucky with the traffic but it's such a mixture off off you have this wartime history you've got really beautiful and Buddhist temples in the region you've got some of the most stunning national parks as well and you have the if I won a national park there which has a seven tiered waterfall in the park it's really stunning place to go and visit it's also one of the places that we would really recommend for American visitors to the region to definitely include in their indirect in reverie you for sure I yeah I definitely want to step a little bit outside of Bangkok and talk about visiting other places in Thailand so let's take a quick break and when we come back we will continue to explore Thailand with the managing director for Asian trails Thailand to eve's fan Karabakh I think I got it right this time to us so stay with us this is been there haven't done.