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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

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River Kwai Bridge

สะพานข้ามแม่น้ำแคว
My opinion :
or Death Railway Bridge which reputation comes from the movie The Bridge over the Kwai River
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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.
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Wat Tham Sua

วัดถ้ำเสือ
My opinion :
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
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My opinion :
Train line from Thonburi (Bangkok) to Nam Tok, sadly famous for the conditions of its construction during World War II
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Wat Ban Tham

วัดบ้านถ้ำ
My opinion :
or Dragon Temple with its big stairs leading to a big dragon mouth
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Giant Tree

ต้นจามจุรียักษ์
My opinion :
This majestic centenary raintree located about 20 kilometers outside Kanchanaburi city is undoubtedly one of the must vitis places in Kanchanaburi! Below its shadow, you feel so small.
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Wat Metta Tham Photiyan

วิหารพระโพธิสัตว์กวนอิม ปางพันเนตรพันกร
My opinion :
This very recent temple, which continues to expand, is about 20 km from Kanchanaburi city. Its carved wooden statues of the Chinese goddess Guan Yin are impressive.
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Kanchanaburi Night Market

ตลาดนัดเจเจ กาญจนบุรี
My opinion :
In Kanchanaburi as elsewhere in Thailand, the night market is a nice place to go eat Street Food in the evening and why not do some shopping mainly for clothes. It is held every day of the week near the train station.
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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

Tours from Kanchanaburi

visit the largest buddha sculpture and enjoy cooking at local shrimp farm
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Ban Koh Klang Community

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Ang Thong National Marine Park

ang thong national marine park

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is an archipelago of about 42 islands offering breathtaking sceneries. All the islands are uninhabited and undeveloped except two: Koh Paluay, inhabited by...


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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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Sukhothai Historical Park

sukhothai historical park

is one of the prides of the country. By feet or by bicycle (rentals at the entrance), you will discover the remains of the past of this city that dominated the thai kingdom for nearly two...


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