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Kanchanaburi
About Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is the third biggest province in Thailand. The area is mostly mountains and hilly terrains. Important rivers are the Kwai Yai and the Kwai Noi which merge at the Mae Klong River.

The province is comprised of 13 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kanchanaburi, Bo Ploy, Lao Kwan, Phanom Tuan, Sai Yok, Sangkhla Buri, Sri Sawad, Tha Maga, Tha Muang, Thong Pha Phum, Dan Makham Tier, Nong Prue, and Huai Kra Jao.

During World War II, the Japanese had a railway built from Choom Thang Nong in Thailand to Than Be Au Sa Yai in Myanmar. The story of this railway can be experienced through many museums in Kanchanaburi.

Recommended places to visit in Kanchanaburi are Srinakharin Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Erawan Waterfall, Mon Bridge, Mueang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Underwater City, The Bridge of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and World War II Museum and Art Gallery. 

How to go

There are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned Bangkok – Kanchanaburi and Bangkok – Three Pagodas Pass buses running from the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) every day.  The journey takes around two hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Online ticket booking is also available on www.busticket.in.th, www.thaiticketmajor.com, and www.thairoute.com.

 

A tourist train to Kanchanaburi is provided at Thonburi Railway Station in Bangkok. 

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Recommended

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak)

The immaculately maintained cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’. Its tranquility reminds the visitors of the war and its after-effects.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak)

Thailand – Burma Railway Centre

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in an interactive museum, research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway built during the World War II.

Thailand – Burma Railway Centre

Bridge over the River Kwai

Thanks to several films and books, the Bridge on the River Khwae has become notoriously famous and attracted both Thais and foreigners to the site. If an ordinary black iron bridge can tell a story, you can be sure it's a dramatic one.

Bridge over the River Kwai
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