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Kanchanaburi Tourist Attractions Thailand

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Kanchanaburi Tourist Attractions Places of Interest Travel Guide

Kanchanaburi well known for its lush green jungle / forest landscapes is a popular destination for nature and eco tourism.

Blessed with beautiful waterfalls, national parks, caves, and relics and historical monuments of World War II (River Kwai, Hell Fire Pass) Kanchanaburi is a unique province (3rd largest in Thailand) offering a wide range of activities such as river rafting, trekking, 18-hole international standard golfing, camping and more.

InformationKanchanaburi Province
Thai:จังหวัดกาญจนบุรี
Capital:Kanchanaburi
Neighboring Provinces:Tak, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi
Region:Western Thailand

Kanchanaburi City is a well known resort spot on the river banks of Mae Klong where Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai meets. The city area provides variety of accommodations ranging from bamboo rafts afloat on the rivers or luxury cabins and resorts.

21 Things to do in Kanchanaburi, Travel Videos

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Tourist attractions and places of interest in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway)

The bridge over the Kwae river

Ironically when the David Lean’s blockbuster 1957 movie of that name came out, thousands of tourists flocked to see the bridge on the River Kwai, but there wasn’t one; there was only a bridge over the Mae Khlung.  This was something of a problem so with lateral thinking, the river was renamed.  Since 1960, the Mae Khlung has been known as the Kwai Yai (‘Big Kwai’) north of the confluence with the Kwai Noi (‘Little Kwai’), including under the infamous Bridge.

Top Tourist Attractions in Kanchanaburi

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 … The bridge over the Kwae river

The Wong Po bridge, Tham Kra Sae, Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway), Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

The Wong Po bridge, Tham Kra Sae, Death Railway

The most exciting bridge in Thailand, called Wong Po Bridge in Tham Kra Sae, the train slows down and carefully crosses … The Wong Po bridge, Tham Kra Sae, Death Railway

Kanchanaburi City Attractions, Western Thailand

Kanchanaburi City Attractions

River Kwai Bridge, JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak), Tham Khao Noi Temple … Kanchanaburi City Attractions

World War II Museum, JEATH

World War II Museum, JEATH

The JEATH War Museum comprises another reminder of the wartime past. The enclave, in the riverside … World War II Museum, JEATH

Mueang Sing Historical Park

Mueang Sing Historical Park

Surrounded by limestone hills, on the bank of the Kwae Noi, is the ancient city of Muang Sign, located in … Mueang Sing Historical Park

Wat Tham Sua

Wat Tham Sua, The Tiger Cave Temple

The temples houses a large Buddha Image about 18 meters high, that is the largest in Kanchanaburi Town, know also as Tiger Cave Temple … Wat Tham Sua

7 National Parks in Kanchanaburi, You Should Visit

Kanchanaburi

Thungyai National Park, recently enlisted as one of United Nations’ World Natural Heritage, is recognized as a pristine national wildlife sanctuary. With 19,486 sq. kilometers of natural forest and jungle, a journey through its passages with the calming of the sounds into stillness as night falls – an experience beyond expressions of words. Kanchanaburi is subdivided into 13 districts (Amphoe): Mueang Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok, Bo Phloi, Lao Khwan, Dan Makham Tia, Nong Prue, Huai Krachao, Si Sawat, Tha Maka, Tha Muang, Thong Pha Phum, Sangkhla Buri and Phanom Thuan./p>

National Parks in Kanchanaburi

Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi, West Thaland

Erawan National Park, Erawan Falls

The Erawan National Park is located in Amphoe Si Sawat, Kanchanaburi province. It is a beautiful forest park … Erawan National Park

Khao Laem National Park , Sangkhlaburi

Khao Laem National Park , Sangkhlaburi

About 190 km. from Kanchanaburi on Highway 323 (Thong Pha Phum-Sangkhla Burl), the national park … Khao Laem National Park

Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Sai Yok National Park

Sai Yok national park was established in 1980, in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi, covered by … Sai Yok National Park

Khuen Srinagarindra National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Khuean Srinagarindra National Park

Located in Sri Sawat, Sai Yok and Amphur Thong Pha Phum, Khuean Srinagarindra is a … Khuean Srinagarindra National Park

Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park in Kanchanaburi

Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Tan Lod Noi Cave and Tan Lod Yai Cave features stalactites and stalagmites are the main attraction … Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Thong Pha Phum National Park in Kanchanaburi

Thong Pha Phum National Park

Noen Kut Doi is Thong Pha Phum National Park’s highest peak, offering a panoramic view to the landscape … Thong Pha Phum National Park

Lam Khlong Ngu National Park in Kanchanaburi

Lam Khlong Ngu National Park

Lam Khlong Ngu National Park a natural area with limestone cliffs, a forest complex in the Tanaosri Mountain Range … Lam Khlong Ngu National Park

Kanchanaburi Railway Station

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Temples in Kanchanaburi

Temples & Pagodas in Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Sua, Wat Tham Khao Noi, Wat Tham Mangkon Thong, Wat Ban Tham Temple Cave … Temples & Pagodas in Kanchanaburi

National Parks in Kanchanaburi

National Parks in Kanchanaburi

Erawan National Park, Khao Laem National Park, Sai Yok National Park, Khuen Srinagarindra National … National Parks in Kanchanaburi

Historical Attractions in Kanchanaburi

Historical Attractions in Kanchanaburi

The bridge over the Kwae river, Mueang Sing Historical Park, The Nine-Army Battle Historical … Historical Attractions in Kanchanaburi

Museums in Kanchanaburi

Museums in Kanchanaburi

World War II Museum, JEATH, Art Gallery and War Museum, Death Railway Museum and Research Centre … Museums in Kanchanaburi

Natural Attractions in Kanchanaburi

Natural Attractions in Kanchanaburi

National Parks, Hin Dat Hot Spring, Kwai River, Sa Phan Lao Waterfall, Krasae Cave, Sacred … Natural Attractions in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi Hotels & Resorts

Kanchanaburi Hotels & Resorts

Hotels and Resorts in Kanchanaburi, luxury accommodation, hotel list, spa and massage … Kanchanaburi Hotels & Resorts

Zoo & Animals, Parks in Kanchanaburi

Zoo & Animals, Parks in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi Safari Park Open Zoo, Monkey School … Zoo & Animals, Parks in Kanchanaburi

Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Sangkhlaburi

Sangkhlaburi is a small town located about 5 hours Northwest of Bangkok in the province of Kanchanaburi … Sangkhlaburi

Kanchanaburi & Ratchaburi Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Kanchanaburi & Ratchaburi Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

18 hole Golf Courses and Clubhouse, Golf facilities, Golf Course Design, photo … anchanaburi & Ratchaburi Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Kanchanaburi Travel Videos

Kanchanaburi Travel Videos

Death Railway, River Kwai, Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Sai Yok National Park, Tan Lod Yai Cave … Kanchanaburi Travel Videos

Mae Klong Dam, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Mae Klong Dam

Mae Klong Dam

Weather in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Weather in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Humidity, Wind, Visibility, Pressure, Weather this week, Current Weather, Maximum Temperature … Check the Weather in Kanchanaburi

Getting To Kanchanaburi from Hua Hin

Driving to Kanchanaburi is a straightforward but uninspiring journey. First head towards Bangkok then take the more northerly route after Khao Yai towards Ratchaburi. You’ll bypass that city until taking the signed road towards Kanchanaburi. Public buses and private rental transport from Hua Hin is also easy to find. The final 60 or so kilometres you’ll be joining traffic from Bangkok on a two-laned road with frequent traffic lights making this part of the trip slow and tiresome. What could have been a two and a half hour drive becomes an hour or more longer, don’t underestimate the time it will take. Accommodation based around and on the river is plentiful and easy to find without prebooking. Searching online also offers all levels of hotel, resort or bungalow options. It’s worth doing some research about the location of your preferred accommodation before booking or you may find yourself isolated from the attractions of the town.

The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway