A man paddles home inSangkhlaburi
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 picture verdant jungles, sparkling temples and the exotic charm of its rural villages -- Sangkhlaburi is home to all this. Located 225km northwest of Kanchanaburi and a mere 24km from the Burmese border at Three Pagodas Pass, 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), and is surrounded to the north and east by higher forest-covered limestone ranges. The outlying area hosts Karen and Mon villages, caves, waterfalls, the vast Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife reserve and Khao Laem National Park.
While Sangkhlaburi was traditionally a Karen town, a recent influx of Thais along with numerous Mon and Burmese settlers fleeing problems over the ... Read our complete Sangkhlaburi travel guide