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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    It has a lot of useful information. I would like to plan a trip there. Is there any reliable internet provider like CAT or TOT ADSL. I am doing online trading and the speed is essential for me

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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    Quote Originally Posted by RayKT View Post
    It has a lot of useful information. I would like to plan a trip there. Is there any reliable internet provider like CAT or TOT ADSL. I am doing online trading and the speed is essential for me
    Hi Ray, not sure about your question as I use a 1 2call wireless modem that seems to work just about everywhere I go in Thailand, not great, pretty slow, but works.

    The wifi at the P guesthouse in Sangkhlaburi is at best, just OK and not very good from your room, of course things may have changed now.

    Across the road from the entrance of the P guesthouse is a very nice Cafe, called the Graph Cafe, very nice coffee and great toasted sandwiches. The wifi there was very good.

    I know this doesnt answer your question, maybe ask the companies you mentioned above when you are in Bangkok or maybe there is someone on here that can assit you.

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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    Thanks Fileep. Appreciate your help.

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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    Quote Originally Posted by RayKT View Post
    It has a lot of useful information. I would like to plan a trip there. Is there any reliable internet provider like CAT or TOT ADSL. I am doing online trading and the speed is essential for me
    Hi Ray, hope you are still on here.......regarding your internet question, I purchased this modem in June and now after testing it out for two trips I can say that it is really worth getting. Not sure about your online trading but if you are thinking of travelling to remote places like Sangkhlaburi and on the move to other places, it does a very good job. I was in Sangkhlaburi 2 days ago and found it much much better than the Wifi provided by the hotels and my old 12Call USB modem, it also had very good reception everywhere I went, even at the Myanmar border.

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    I am on a 'pay as you go' plan and that is 890Baht + tax a month for 5Gb, the sim will stay active for 60 days after your credit runs out. Just go to a True Shop and check it out.....best one I have had so far.
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    I was extremely saddened when a friend informed me, upon my arrival in Thailand this month, of the collapse of the Mon wooden bridge in Sangkhlaburi.

    This bridge, the longest wooden bridge in Thailand, is a huge tourist attraction and the focal point of the town.

    For me, like so many other people, come to Sangkhlaburi as a result of this amazing structure.

    Walking across it before and during sunrise is something to experience and once you do, you will want to do again.


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    Happier times.

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    June 2013
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    I was told that it rained for 3 days and a flash flood came through, the level of the dam increased by 3 metres over the 3 days....which is an incredible amount of water.

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    This is from the Mon side, you can still walk a little way onto the bridge.

    I just hope that some of the big guest houses that have benefited from the tourists coming to Sangkhlaburi to see the bridge, will help the reconstruction of it......we can only hope.
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

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    On the road to Sangklhaburi in June, still climbing and the storm clouds were rolling in.

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    The flash flood came down the Songkalia river, past the main concrete bridge and right through the Mon Bridge.




    This is what a flash flood can look like. I was told, the one that hit Sangklhaburi was much bigger.
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    The Mon Bridge wasn’t the only casualty of the flash flood. I was extremely saddened to see the bridge that day but my heart sank again when I went out to Songkalia expecting to have a lazy lunch by the Songkalia River.

    I had mentioned about this place in post 36 to 38, truly a lovely place to visit but it has been devastated by that flash flood.

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    This is down the very end of the Songkalia bridge area and now every structure in these photos is gone and at the time, the river had claimed all of this land back. Before you could drive your car down here and park......not any more.

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    Better times….these little huts were just perfect to have lunch or just have a lazy day in, dangle your feet in the water while waiting for great Thai food or cool beverages to arrive from the several restaurants behind them. Notice the huge shed like structure on the right of each photo.

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    This is that same shed after the flash flood.
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

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    I really hope this place can recover from this.

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    The wave was so big and wide that it even destroyed the restaurant area up by the entrance.

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    Someone's lost Suzuki.

    Having kayaked from this place into town, I have to wonder about all the homes that were sitting just above the river level that I saw along the way……..after see this devastation it is just too sad to think about.
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    Re: Sangkhlaburi, Mon Bridge.

    A friend has just sent me these photos of a makeshift bridge that has now been constructed next to the damaged Mon Wooden Bridge.

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    I think this is fantastic, apparently it only took 5 days to complete and over 5,000 bamboo poles being used, many people, both Thai and Mon came to help with it's construction.

    When I was there last month, it was a terrible sight to see and when I visited the bridge all the little businesses, that rely on the tourist trade, were closed, there was nobody around.

    This really gives new hope and for sure, tourists will come and want to see this.

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    Somebody had a great idea and acted on it, this will really help the people of this region.
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