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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
My opinion :
with its magnificent waterfalls, it is one of the most beautiful national parks in Thailand. Probably the most beautiful one.
Death Railway Kanchanaburi
My opinion :
Train line from Thonburi (Bangkok) to Nam Tok, sadly famous for the conditions of its construction during World War II
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 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

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Giant Water lilies pond

Giant Water lilies pond

This pond has a species of amazing water lilies. People come here to see them of course but also... to stand on them. Because yes, they can support the weight of a man. It is the funny and curious...


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Bo Sang Umbrella making village

Bo Sang Umbrella making village

This village a few kilometers from Chiang Mai is famous for its traditional umbrella making. Throughout the year, you can go there and visit the workshops to see all the stages of the confection...


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Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

this is probably the most interesting temple inside Lampang city. It was the first one housing the Emerald Buddha which is now in Bangkok now.


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Sri Sungwan Waterfall

Sri Sungwan Waterfall

This waterfall about twenty kilometers from Chiang Dao is not the most impressive in Thailand but is very pretty just like all its surroundings. You can swim there for a refreshing bath. On the...


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