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Posted by - misskezz on April 3, 2007 at 5:41 am:
In Reply to: FLOATING MARKETS posted by margaret lawrence on April 2, 2007 at 5:07 pm:
Yes yes yes - I believe that it is worth doing and also worth making it a day trip with your own driver and doing Bridge on the River Kwai as it is very moving. While you are up there though make sure that you visit the Tiger Temple where the Buddhist Monks have raised tigers and you can get hands on with them and pat them etc. It was by far the best experience that I have ever had. They will use your camera and take as many pics as you like of you and the tigers.
You will have a ball!
We did all three in one day and as they are so close to each other it is well worthwhile doing it this way. One thing that no-one told us though was that although they ask you for a set price to go on the longtail boats in the floating market, after we got back our driver told us that we could have bartered the cost. The tigers are a fixed price and it depends on what it is that you want to do. To just pat them its like $5 Aussie dollars and to do that plus have your pic taken is approx $8 Aussie dollars.
There is also a great place to have lunch at Bridge on the River Kwai so I would leave early in the morning, go to the floating markets first, then Bridge followed by Tigers and then home. A big day but you will thank yourselves for doing it all.