"A remote outpost" Sangkhla Buri by dabuwan

Sangkhla Buri Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 71 photos

Sangkhla Buri (or just one word, Sangkhlaburi) is a small town in Kanchanaburi Province, 360 kms north west of Bangkok, at the border with Myanmar.
The town itself is nothing special, but the huge (artificial) Khao Laem Lake and the small villages and settlements along its shores are fascinating and interesting.
Population is mainly made of Burmese refugees from the Karen and Mon tribes. The Three Pagodas Pass (border with Myanmar) is just a few kms away, but crossing may be difficult.
There is big military presence due to the large number of refugees, smugglers and possible unrests. Everything was quiet and people very kind when I visited.

  • Last visit to Sangkhla Buri: Jan 1997
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 12:31 AM

    Very interesting! The wooden Bridge reminds me of U Bein's bridge in Mandalay! Looks very beautiful!!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2003 at 5:20 PM

    What a scenic place ! These floating houses look interesting !

  • d_d's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2003 at 3:44 AM

    Bella! Proprio vera la storia dell'acqua...


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