Kanchanaburi City

The bridge over the Kwae River

Kanchanaburi has much more to offer than the vestiges of war. Exploring the countryside offers a great combination of nature and history is an area endowed with forests, hills, caves and waterfalls.

Reserve a day to take the round-trip hike to the top of the seven tiers of the impressive Erawan waterfall. At some of the tiers, you can reward yourself with a swim in one of the cool, clear pools. Erawan Waterfalls for trekking then a cooling swim Plenty of River activities to be enjoyed Then take a free tour of the Phra That Cave to see the giant stalactites and stalagmites in this hillside cave complex.

Try a trek following a nature trail surrounded by rainforest, maybe a boat ride along the River Kwai Noi or an overnight stay in a floating bungalow in nearby Sai Yok Yai National Park. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the splendid scenery, swimming and body rafting in the river if you wish.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi City


Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple

Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple

Situated 5 km from the town and accessible via bicycle or motorbike, Wat Tham Mangkon Thong (The Cave Temple of the Golden Dragon) has long been an attraction because of…

Wat Tham Sua Tiger Cave Temple

Wat Tham Sua Tiger Cave Temple

It is situated in Tambon Muang Chum, Amphoe Tha Muang, 5 kilometers from Mae Klong Dam. When arriving at Mae Klong Dam, there is a direction sign leading the way…

Tham Khao Noi Temple Kanchanaburi

Tham Khao Noi Temple Kanchanaburi

The Temple is next to Wat Tham Suea. It is decorated with aesthetic Chinese architecture such as Chinese pavilion on the top of the mountain where tourists can climb up…

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Don-Rak

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Don-Rak

The main cemetery in Kanchanaburi is simple and serene. The monuments are meticulously kept and often decorated with bright tropical flowers. This is where those who sacrificed their lives in the…

War Museum JEATH

War Museum JEATH

The JEATH War Museum comprises another reminder of the wartime past. The enclave, in the riverside precincts of Wat Chaichumphon, has been constructed in the form of an Allied POW…

The bridge over the Kwae River

The bridge over the Kwae River

The major landmark is the black iron bridge spanning the Khwae Yai river which was brought from Java by the Japanese army and reasssembled under Japanese supervision by Allied prisoner-of-war…

Giant Rain Tree Kanchanaburi

Giant Rain Tree Kanchanaburi

Located in Royal Thai Army’s Division of Veterinary and Agriculture. It is about 20 meters tall and 51 meters in diameter and spreads in an area of 2,416 square meters.