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Kanchanaburi Travel Guide

Around Kanchanaburi



Erawan Waterfall
Erawan Waterfall

Located at 65 km from Kanchanaburi is a seven levels waterfall, rated as one of the best waterfalls of Thailand. Bathing is fun so be sure to bring your swimming costume and hiking shoes if you want to climb up the hills. Around the park are several caves including Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat where you can see formations of stalactites and stalagmites, being the most spectacular the Phrathat cave. Additionally visitors can see beautiful birds and colorful butterflies flitting around.

Baan Kao National Museum

Located 35 km from Kanchanaburi the museum houses axe heads, pot, skeleton remains, utensils, jewels and other artifacts dating from the Neolithic time, it was constructed near a Neolithic burial site discovered by POW during the construction of the Death Railway. It is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The JEATH War Museum
The JEATH War Museum

It is located in the bank of the Mae Klong River, approximately 3 km downstream from the bridge. The museum was constructed in the form of an Prisoners of War camp, with a long thatched detention hut and raised narrow bamboo bunks. The name JEATH is the acronym of the nationalities involved in the Death Railway construction: Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland, representing the nationalities of the prisoners who were forced to work on the construction of the Death Railway. The museum contains photos, drawings and other memorabilia dating from the Second World War. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Tiger Temple
Tiger Temple

Formerly Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua and located in the Sai Yok district, is a Buddhist temple and sanctuary for numerous wild animals including numerous tigers, several cubs are given to the temple, usually when the mothers fell victim to poachers. Here visitors can watch the monks walking alongside wild tigers; tourists have the chance to walk up and touch tigers and get a great photo opportunity.

Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
Sai Yok Noi Waterfall

Also known as Khao Phang Waterfall, it is one of the most beautiful places in the province. The waterfall is located about 77 km from the town of Kanchanaburi and about 2 km from the end of the Death Railway line, terminating at Nam Tok Station. The cascade is best visited during the rainy season between July and September, when water is most plentiful and visitors can swim in the pools.

Sri Nakharin Dam
Sri Nakharin Dam

It is located not very far from Erawan National Park and 69 kilometers from Kanchanaburi. It is a huge dam built as part of a hydroelectric power-plant on the River Kwai, a great place to watch the fishing activities or relax on a quiet resort near the beautiful lake.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

It is located on Saeng Chuto Road, opposite the Railway Station, about 1 km from Kanchanaburi city. This cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 prisoners of war, mostly British, Dutch, Australian and American, who perished during the construction of the Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.






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