Amidst the roaring beauties

Tripoto
17th Dec 2014
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Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
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Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out
Photo of Amidst the roaring beauties by Lets Head Out

This one is very special and close to my heart. Being such a huge animal lover, this trip still brings back fond memories to me till this date. Getting up close with any animal is what I love the most. Here, in Thailand, I got to be with tigers for such a long time and yes, touch them too. That’s one thing I can never ever forget !

Today, I would be taking you through only Floating market,Bridge over River Kwai and Tiger Temple. Rest of Thailand would be covered in a separate post.

We started our journey towards Kanchanaburi [ that’s where Tiger Temple is] from Bangkok. You need to start early since all these places are pretty far from Bangkok and you need to hire a cab.

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The very famous Damnoen Saduak floating market at Ratchaburi, Thailand. It’s pretty amazing how you can just hire a boat and do your shopping as well. The boat ride rates are by the hour. If you do not want to be sitting in the boat all the while, you get get down at a certain point and take a tour of the place.

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You can find many options for shopping here, mostly from the souvenir perspective. Be it clothes, traditional Thai hats amongst other souvenirs. I would rate it as a must go place if you were to visit Thailand.

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The bridge over river Kwai. This is also known as the Death Railway since there is a Railway track present here and many Prisoner of War and laborers lost their lives while the bridge was in the making.

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This was constructed by the Japanese who wanted to connect Thailand to Burma. They wanted to use this Railway bridge to transport cargo. A sidewalk on either side of the railway track has been constructed now and this is a very famous tourist attraction site. There are movies and books about the bridge on the river Kwai.

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Yes, you guessed it right ! This is the Tiger temple. Tiger temple is run by Buddhist monks. This was founded in order to conserve and protect tigers.

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Yeah that’s Vimal all happy with the tigers all around. That tiger at the back was one of the cutest thing ever ! He just reminded me of all my furry friends back home. He did not make me feel that he was a tiger ! :)

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Yes, yes my turn now ! I was so stoked to meet all these guys. I was petting this guy for like almost 5 mins and by his looks, I think he’s bored or something with all my petting :D This post will now turn out to be more of photos than anything else :P

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We wanted to see more of them. So we stayed back for another hour over here, to watch how the tigers play with each other.

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When we went, the enclosure had about 30-40 tigers. So after spending some time with the tigers, we could take the tiger for a walk as well. At that point, I thought I might just faint out of excitement. There are also some controversies attached to the place. Some say that the tiger breeding rules aren’t followed properly and not all tigers get sufficient exercise. Having said that, I’m not sure if the claims made are true or not.

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If you ever plan to visit the place, make sure you don’t wear short clothes [no shorts,no short tops] , no jarring colors , preferably shirts/tops with sleeves.

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Before entering the premise, you will have to sign a declaration mentioning that the temple won’t be held responsible if any untoward incident occurs.

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When amidst them, always remember that they’re still wild animals. You need to keep telling that to yourself no matter how big an animal lover you’re. Respect them when you’re hanging out with them. No unnecessary provocation. Better safe than sorry :)

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Some of these beauties were so big and huge that I could easily fit into their mouth !

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The guy in front is just trying to locate where his toy went. Others at the back are busy communicating :)

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You can get more details on Tiger Temple at http://tigertemple.org/ 

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There are many volunteers over here who take care of these beautiful tigers. Every year many interns come here too.

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This guy waiting for his friends to join him.

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I so want to let the next few pics talk for itself

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I have been so thankful and feel blessed that I got the opportunity to meet these wonderful beings. Animals have always captured my interest. I think I’d be ecstatic if I ever get to Africa someday and visit those Wildlife reserves. 

I hope you enjoyed the post though it was more of me going on and on about my love interest in animals. :)

Cheers,

-Let’s Head Out

It’s pretty amazing how you can just hire a boat and do your shopping as well. The boat ride rates are by the hour. If you do not want to be sitting in the boat all the while, you get get down at a certain point and take a tour of the place.
Photo of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
This is also known as the Death Railway since there is a Railway track present here and many Prisoner of War and laborers lost their lives while the bridge was in the making.
Photo of Bridge Over The River Kwae Na Suan Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Bridge Over The River Kwae Na Suan Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
After spending some time with the tigers, we could take the tiger for a walk as well. At that point, I thought I might just faint out of excitement.
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
Photo of Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand by Lets Head Out
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