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Places to visit in Kanchanaburi

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What to see in Kanchanaburi

The Kanchanaburi area is one of the richest places of interest in Thailand. Starting with the city, full of history and its famous bridge over River Kwai and memorial museums, continuing with the many national parks, the death railway, the 3 pagodas mountain pass... Up to Sangkhlaburi there are landscapes and sights to discover.

Must-visits in Kanchanaburi

River Kwai Bridge Kanchanaburi

River Kwai Bridge

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or Death Railway Bridge which reputation comes from the movie The Bridge over the Kwai River
Erawan National Park Kanchanaburi

Erawan National Park

สวนชาติเอราวัณ
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with its magnificent waterfalls, it is one of the most beautiful national parks in Thailand. Probably the most beautiful one.
Wat Tham Sua Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Sua

วัดถ้ำเสือ
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Temple on a small hill located about twenty kilometers from Kanchanaburi, it has a gigantic Buddha and offers a 360 degrees view over the countryside
Death Railway Kanchanaburi
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Train line from Thonburi (Bangkok) to Nam Tok, sadly famous for the conditions of its construction during World War II
Wat Ban Tham Kanchanaburi

Wat Ban Tham

วัดบ้านถ้ำ
My opinion :
or Dragon Temple with its big stairs leading to a big dragon mouth
Elephant Haven Kanchanaburi
My opinion :
It is one of the elephant sanctuaries in Thailand where tou can be sure that the animals are very well treated and pampered. Here, no elephant ride, no shows, tricks nor tours, no bullhook (sticks ended with a sharp hook), no chain... You get a respectful meeting with the elephants of Thailand.
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Other places to visit in Kanchanaburi

Other visits suggestions in Kanchanaburi

  • Railway of Death Museum
    which tells in videos, photos, interviews, models the construction of the railway and the hard working conditions
  • War Cemetery (Don Rak)
    where lie nearly 7,000 prisoners who perished during the construction of railway line to Burma
  • Wat Tham Mangkon Thong
    known for its floating nun and its cave
  • Wat Khao Tham Phun
    An extensive cave temple

Map of point of interest in Kanchanaburi

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

in Lanna style, it housed the statue of Emerald that now is in Wat Phra Keo in Bangkok and has a copy of it.


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Wat Thung Si Muang

Wat Thung Si Muang

This temple is mainly famous for its wooden library on stilts.


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Wat Mongkhon Bophit

Wat Mongkhon Bophit

close to the Wat Phra Si Sanphet, it houses a huge bronze Buddha.


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Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

in two parts, one involving the Wat Phra That and Wat Phra Kaew with its three great Buddhas and one more in the forest with numerous remains of temples. It is THE visit to do in Kamphaeng Phet


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