Kanchanaburi, located in the central-western part of the country, is a great destination for exploring nature and draw the one who wants to learn the past of World War II.
Here’s our list of the best things to do in Kanchanaburi on your next trip.
The Bridge and The River Kwai
After the busy day in Bangkok city, the pleasant vacation along the River Kwai is what a traveler needs. Enjoy a lazy day in a hammock under the tree or laying down on your private raft.
One of the main attractions of Kanchanaburi is River Kwai Bridge, it’s the history of this bridge which makes this place special. The construction was started in 1942 (during World War II ). All of the workers are prisoners of the Empire of Japan. The reason for this construction is the Japanese planned to use this bridge as transportation to supply troops and weapons for their army.
The River Kwai Bridge has become notoriously famous and attracted both Thais and foreigners because the history of the event was turned into movies and books.
Opening Hours: all-day
HELLFIRE PASS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
The Memorial Museum at the Hellfire Pass was built by the Office of Australian War Graves in a joint project between the Australian Government and the Royal Thai Armed Forces Development Command, following a request by the Australian former Prisoners of War to establish a site in memory of their “mates” who never returned home.
A museum now educates visitors about the site, with a memorial trail following the original rail bend for four kilometers.
Opening Hours: 09.00 am. – 04.00 pm.
THE WAR CEMETERY ( Don Rak )
The largest and most visited of Kanchanaburi’s war cemeteries hold the graves of the allied prisoners of war who died during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’.
Located on the main road, Saeng
Opening Hours: 08.30 am. – 06.00 pm.
Admission 120 Baht (Price are subject to change)
It is the largest fill dam in Thailand, situated on the Kwai Yai River, approximately 4 km. from Namtok Erawan in the north of the Khwae Yai River. The place is suitable for relaxation, as it has some attractive sights. The dam was named after Princess Srinagarindra.
Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Tham Krasae is the most famous beautiful and dangerous viewpoint and of the Bangkok – Namtok railway line, also known as “the Death Railway”. It is located on the cliffs near the railway and formerly a shelter of prisoners of war during the construction of the Thai-Burma Death Railway.
You can walk out of the cave and take pictures on the railway. If you look down on the railway, you will see Kwai Noi River flowing below where you must be very careful.
Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Wat Tham Suea
Take a break to one of the famous temples in Kanchanaburi, Wat Tham Suea, the temple was mixed by Thai-Chinese style, Those who are coming to visit this temple will see a beautiful Buddha image from far away because there is the largest Buddha Image in Kanchanaburi located on the top of a hill.
The Buddha statue, seated in the posture of giving blessings, is covered with gold mosaic and protected by an unusual shell-like structure.
There are also footprints of the Buddha and an ancient pond on the hill.
Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
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