The floating village at Sangkhlaburi

The floating village at Sangkhlaburi

The floating village at Sangkhlaburi

Sangkhlaburi's floating village.

Taken on: 27th June, 2005. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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When travellers dream of Thailand, they may picture jungles, sparkling temples and the exotic charm of rural villages -- Sangkhlaburi is home to all this. Located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and a mere 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi's seclusion only adds to its mystique.

Sanghkhlaburi is set towards the end of one of Thailand's most spectacular roads, nestled on the low hills edging Vajiralongkorn Lake
(previously known as Khao Laem Lake). Sheltered to the north and east by higher forest-covered limestone ranges, the lake is a reservoir that was created when a dam was built to the south, submerging most of the original Sangkhlaburi village back in 1982. Unless you put on scuba gear, all that can be seen of the old village today is the top of a temple wiharn and the temple tower nearby. A boat trip on the lake is a ... Read our complete Sangkhlaburi travel guide

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Twilight on the Vajiralongkorn Lake. The Vajiralongkorn Lake in Sangkhlaburi. Paddling on the lake. Sangkhla Buri town seen from the other side of the lake. Sangkhlaburi at low water Sangkhlaburi Sangkhlaburi's wooden bridge Missing amulets Low waters, distant mountains Sangkhlaburi old town Buddha details at Wat Mon Cracked earth Sangkhlaburi floating village Floating village, Sangkhlaburi