Kanchanaburi Province points of interest

Kanchanaburi Province points of interest are varied and compelling. The province is endowed with natural, historical and other attractions that make it one of the must-see places in Thailand. Only an hour away from Bangkok, the province can be explored in a day or two.

Here’s what to see and do in Kanchanaburi Province

1. The Bridge over the River Kwai (pronounced Kwae)

Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi Province
The Bridge over the River Kwai

2. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

3. Jeath War Museum

Kanchanaburi War Museum
Inside the Kanchanaburi War Museum: This train was used by the Japanese in their attempt to invade Burma.

4. Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum and the Death Railway where thousands of people died while working on it during World War 2.

Kanchanaburi Province Hell Fire Pass
Hell Fire Pass – Many workers died while building this railway pass using only crude tools.
Death Railway
Ruins of the Death Railway

5. Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park

Prasat Muang Singh
Prasat Muang Singh (Credit: Wiki Commons)

6. Joyriding in a train as it passes through steep ravines

Kanchanaburi Province points of interest

7. Boating on the River Kwai

Kanchanaburi Province points of interest
Go boating on the River kwai

8. Elephant riding

Kanchanaburi Province points of interest
Elephant Riding in Kanchanaburi Province

9. Go Shopping for Thai Arts and Crafts

Kanchanaburi Province points of interest

10. Tiger Temple
11. Erawan National Park with its magnificent waterfall
12. Khuean Srinagarindra National Park with caves and waterfall
13. Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park
14. Sai Yok National Park

How to get there:
From Bangkok, take a bus or van from Northern Bus Station (Morchit) or Southern Bus Station (Sai Tai Mai). However, it is more convenient to explore Kanchanaburi using a travel agency. A complete package (van + lodging + guide) is available at the travel agencies that abound in Khao San Road – a street in the old part of Bangkok where most foreigners congregate.

See Also: Profile of Kanchanaburi Province

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