is Thailand's third largest province, covering an area of 19,486 square
kilometers. The provincial area is mountainous and borders Myanmar
to the west. The province of Kanchanaburi consists of 13 districts
or Amphoe of which Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Sai Yok, Amphoe Thong Pha
Phum, Amphoe Sangkhlaburi, Amphoe Tha Muang, Amphoe Bo Phloi, and
Amphoe Si Sawat are tourist destinations.
Kanchanaburi is the site of the world-famous Bridge
Over The River Kwae, immortalized in books and movies, and is noted
for rugged natural beauty where mountains and river valleys have inspired
development of hydro-electric power and where labyrinthine reservoirs
provide further scenic elements to the province's natural beauty.
Beyond the compact provincial capital, some 130
kilometers, and a comfortable 2-hour drive from Bangkok, where the
Kwae Yai and the Kwae Noi rivers unite to form the Mae Klong River,
Kanchanaburi unfolds in progressively arresting scenic beauty in a
landscape characterized by several waterfalls, caves once inhabited
by Neolithic man, national parks and tranquil riverside and reservoir
Opportunities abound for rustic living aboard
rafts on dazzling rivers and reservoirs, and provide the focal point
for memorable holidays for nature lovers who delight in natural surroundings
and pleasures without sacrificing basic comforts.
Erawan National Park
is the site of the seven-tiered Namtok Erawan, one of Thailands loveliest waterfalls, more...
Khuean Sinakharindra National Park
Namtok Huai Mae Khamin : A major attraction in Sri Nakarin National Park is this lovely seven-tiered waterfall, which is conveniently accessible by foot via a trial near the parks headquarters.
on the River Kwai (the Death Railway Bridge)
The bridge spans across Maenam Khwae Yai which is a branch of
Maenam Mae Klong. During the Japanese occupation of Thailand
in World War II, more...
(Suan Sai Yok) A riverside resort on the fabled River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. Situated right in the middle of jungle-clad mountains with a breathtaking view of the famous Death Railway bridge at Saphan Tham Krasair.
There are many floating house among Kwai river,
Sai Yoke Noi waterfall and Sai Yoke Yai waterfall is well known to the tourists several years and to be ranked one of most incoming tourists to this national park
The water level of the lake was decreased in the dry season thus, we can see old temple,
This museum, located near the River Kwai Bridge, displays the collection
of weapons, more...
The Jeath War Museum
The name JEATH is derived from countries which engaged in the WWII
death railway construction from 1942 to 1945, which included Japan
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
This is the place where the remains of 6,982 POWs died during the
construction of the Death Railway are buried,
Namtok Sai Yok Noi
which is located 104 kilometers from the town, flows directly into
Maenam Khwae Noi, more...
Hell Fire Pass
This is a part of the Death Railway that was constructed during
the Second World War using POW labor to cut through the mountain,
Sai Yok National Park
The park covers approximately 300-square-kilometers and contains
several interesting caves and the nationís famous Namtok Sai Yok
Thong Pha Phum
Is 159 kilometres north of provincial capital. Besides limestone
Khao Laem Dam
This hydro-electric dam is situated on Maenam Khwae Noi (information
confirmed), 6 kilometres north of Thong Pha Phum or 165 kilometers
north of Kanchanaburi. More...