Posted on 10/16/2010

Photo taken on November 17, 2009

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A view over Khao Laem Reservoir

A view over Khao Laem Reservoir
Sangkhlaburi is a sleepy town of only 15,000 people from many ethnic backgrounds. There aren't only Mons but the Karen, Thais, Chinese, Lao and even Arakanese and Bangladeshis too.
This ethnic diversity makes Sangkhlaburi district unique in Thailand.
Sangkhlaburi is also known for its 400m long wooden bridge that spans across the Khao Laem Dam to connect the Mon village "Wang Kha" with the Thai and Karen parts of the town.
This bridge was constructed in 1993 and has even attracted Thai and foreign movie teams!
Despite its hundreds of years old history, today's Sangkhlaburi is a new town. When an hydroelectric Dam neared was compleded in 1984, old Sangkhlaburi had been demolished and the new town was created on higher grounds. All that remains of the past are the half-submerged structures of the old Mon-Temple and the basements of several buildings.

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wunderschöne Natur !!!
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