Kanchanaburi Attractions

Natural attractions for visitors to enjoy

List of Attractions

 
River Kwai Bridge is a must-see place in Kanchanaburi because it is the bridge coming with the history during World War II. It becomes famous because there is a book, named Bridge over River Kwai. Although there is nothing much to see, but it has been the landmark of Kanchanaburi. Anyone who come to kanchanaburi always has a photo with the bridge.

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Don Rak War Cemetery is situated next to Highway number 323, not far from Kanchanburi Train Station. This cemetery, known by local residences as "Pha Cha Angkrit", is constructed on the area of about 7 acres, after the Second World War. The war prisons who died during the construction of the Death Railway at that time were buried here. There were in fact about 7,000 dead bodies in the cemetery.

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JEATH War Museum is an attraction located next to Wat Chaichumpol Chanasongkram (Wat Tai), Kanchanaburi city. It is not a large museum and it presents the story of difficult living of war prisons who was forced to build the Dealth Railway.

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Saiyok Noi Waterfall, known by local residence as Nam Tok Khao Pang, is one of most tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi because it is the closest waterfall from the city, only approximately 60 kilometers or just about one hour by car. Besides, this waterfall is also the last station for the train from Bangkok-Waterfall Kanchanaburi, so there are a lot of tourists visiting this waterfall on weekends and holidays.

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Wat Tham Sua is one of famous temples in Kanchanaburi. Those who are coming to visit this temple will see a beautiful Buddha image from far away because, in this temple, there is the largest Buddha Image in Kanchanaburi located. Apart from respecting to the Buddha Image, visitors also come here in order to make a respect to holy relics in Ketkaew Prasat Chedi. This temple is situated in Tha Muang District, where visitors can stop over before arriving in the city of Kanchanaburi. Note, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple) is not Tiger Temple (Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua).

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Wat Tham Khao Noi is located next to Wat Tham Sua. The style of this temple is really unique due to Chinese-style architecture from more than a decade, known as Mahayana style. There are only two temples in Kanchanaburi decorating with Chinese architecture (The other one is Wat Ta Wararam). With beautiful architecture, there are visitors comes to visit the temple over time. This temple is situated in Tha Muang District, where visitors can stop over before arriving in the city of Kanchanaburi.

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Sai Yok Yai Waterfall is a famous tourist attraction in Kanchanaburi. There are a number of both Thai and foreign tourists coming to visit this place throughout the year. This water fall flows from cliffs into Kwai Noi River, so visitors can also come to enjoy this fall by boat. This water fall is a part of Sai Yok Water fall, which far from Kanchanaburi city about 100 kilometers.

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Erawan Waterfall is another interesting attraction in Kanchanaburi. The waterfall is really beautiful in the middle of the jungle. Visitors are also allowed to swim in the pool, where the atmosphere is outstanding due to natural trees and small animals surrounded. Not surprisingly, with clear water and convenience to get to the fall, Erawan Waterfall is really popular for both Thai and foreign visitors. Its location is at Srisawat district, about 70 kilometers from Kanchanaburi city.

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Prasat Muang Singh is an important historical park of Kanchanaburi, and Thailand. It was built for more than 800 years, so not only is this place a great attraction for visitors to see spectacular ancient city in Kanchanaburi, but it is also a great place for those who would like to learn more about old architecture from Khmer period. Prasat Muang Singh is located in Sai Yok District, which is not so far away from the city of Kanchanaburi.

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Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall is known as one of most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. It becomes more and more popular due to beautiful scene of the water flowing from tier to tier and the natural atmosphere in the middle of the jungle. After the street has been made to the waterfall, it is currently much easier for visitors to enjoy this attraction. This waterfall is situated in Srisawat district, about 100 kilometers from Kanchanaburi city. This waterfall is looked after by Srinakarin National Park.

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Wooden Mon Bride is the longest wooden bridge in Thailand. This bridge is like a landmark of Sungklaburi district. Visitors would be amazed from how beautiful this bridge is, and it can become more remarkable when knowing that the bridge was built by the collaboration of residences in this area. When staying here for a little, visitors can also see how Mon people live. This attraction is located in Sangklaburi district, which is next to the west border of Thailand.

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Wat Wangwiwekaram is known locally as Uttama Temple. It is the most important temple in Sangklaburi district, so either local residences or Thai visitors always come to respect to a famous previous abbot (and temple founder), named Uttama. This place becomes more an interesting place for visitors when there is a ceremony in Mon style, because the ceremony will be performed here. The location of this temple is in Sangklaburi district, where local residences lives surround the temple.

 
Phra Phuttha Khaya Chedi is an important pagoda in Sangklaburi, situated near Wat Wang Wiwekaram and the river. It is a giant golden pagoda, which can be seen from far away. Because of holy relics kept inside the pagoda, there are a lot of visitors come to pay respect to wish for good things in their life. This pagoda is also a center to perform ceremony and festivals, such as Songkran Festival, in Sangklaburi area.

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Underwater Temple is one of most interesting attractions in Kanchanaburi because this attraction is really different from many others. The temple ruin is under the water, where normally we can see only the topmost of the bell tower. Visitors can take a boat to see the ruin in the water, but if they visit this attraction in summer season, March – April in Thailand, the water is dried enough for visitors to walk inside the building to see how it is.

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Three Pagodas Pass is a landmark to indicate the border between Thailand – Burma, in Tanowsri mountain range. As its name indicates, there are three small pagodas located here to be the sign of the end area of the country. A number of visitors come here not because these three pagodas are so beautiful or something outstanding, but they actually come here for the market in this area and to visit to Burma for a day trip. This location is on the end of western Thailand, Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi.

 
Khao Laem National Park is a great place to take some rest with natural atmosphere, such as breathtaking and swimming at the dam. Visitors can also see fascinating sunset view at Pom Pee in the park area, which is known as the best to see sunset view in the western of Thailand. forest area is also a good place to absorb natural atmosphere while staying in Khao Laem National Park. This national park is situated in Thong Pha Phum district, Kanchanaburi.

Pom Pee View Point is a great spot for visitors to see beautiful scene, where many people believe that it is the most beautiful place to see sunset view on the western of Thailand. Quietness surrounded and the large water scene of Vachiralongkorn Dam with mountains on the background attracts a number of visitors to enjoy visiting over time. In the winter, visitors can also experience foggy atmosphere in the morning, which similar to some great attractions in the north of Thailand. Pom Pee View Point is located within Khao Laem National Park, Thong Pha Phum district, Kanchanaburi.

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Sun Nork Wua Green Mountain (Khao Khieo Sun Nork Wua) is one of great attractions for challengers. They have to climb up for approximately 10 kilometers to get the highest point of the mountain. At the top of the mountain, visitors can enjoy beautiful panoramic view. Those who would like to have an adventure trip will definitely enjoy challenging his experience. This attraction is located in the north of Khao Laem National Park.

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Thong Pha Phum National Park is a natural area taken care by government officers, where in the area of this national park there are several attractions situated, such as Noen Chang Suek and Pilok Mine. Tourists who visit this national park will be able to see how beautiful of mountain range in western Thailand. Accommodation here is also available, so those who would like to stay very close to natural area will be satisfied. As its name indicates, this national park is located in Thong Pha Phum district.

Somsak Mining, locally known as Forest Glade Home at the present, is an interesting attraction for look around old mining area and tasting cake by Glade, the owner of the house. Visitors would be amazed when arriving in this attraction because it is like a small house in the forest center. It is really popular for Thai visitors who like to challenge the unstable street leading to this place. It is located at Thong Pha Phum district, in rural area though.

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Nern Chang Suek is one of interesting places in Kanchanaburi because it is the view spot on the mountain, Thiland-Burma border. Stunning panoramic view attracts a lot of visitors to come here, and in the winter, it becomes even more interesting due to a chance of seeing sea of cloud mingling with mountainous waves bathing in morning sun ray. Nern Chang Suek is not far from Pilok Minning at Thong Pha Phum district.

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Pilok Mine used to be one of the largest tin and gold mining neighborhood in Thailand. At the present, it becomes, however, a tourist destination to enjoy old objects and mining atmosphere remained from a few decades ago. Those who visit this place will also go to enjoy attractions around the area as well. The street leading to Pilok Mine is quite steep and rough, so it is recommended to used 4-wheeled-drive vehicle to visit this place.

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Etong village is an attraction for touching traditions and cultures of Burmese people, since this village is situated near the Thai-Burmese border. With quietness, natural atmosphere and unique local traditions unlike anywhere in Thailand, Etong village is one of an interesting place for tourists to visit. Fresh seafood can also be seen as a highlight here because of good taste with cheap price. It is also an opportunity to look around a few other attractions not far from the village.

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Jokkadin Waterfall is a waterfall in Thong Pha Phum district, surrounded with mountains. It's quiet and beautiful with the fall flowing from 30-meters-high cliff. There are still not so many tourists coming to Kanchanaburi for this waterfall because it is quite far away when comparing to other waterfalls in this province. However, those who come to visit Thong Pha Phum district seem to be interested in this waterfall.

 
Vachiralongkorn Dam, known locally as Khao Laem Dam, is like a landmark of Thong Pha Phum district. Almost all of visitors always stop over at the dam ridge to sea beautiful view of wide lake and many visitors also take photos with this fascinating view as a memorized photo for visiting Thong Pha Phum district. There is also a park in the area of the dam, where this park is decorated with trees. Visitors do not have to pay for the admission to Vachiralongkorn Dam.

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Khao Chang Phuak (Mountain) is a great attraction for visitors who like to challenge an adventure journey. Not only visitors need to walk up on steep way to the topmost of the mountain, but just before the mountain peak, there is a challenging spot that make many of visitors decided not to move forward also. On the top of the mountain, visitors can see a beautiful scene which will make them forgot how exhaust they are. Khao Chang Phuak is located at Thong Pha Phum district.

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Lam Khlong Ngu National Park is a natural area, which contain fertile forest complex in the Tanaosri Mountain Range. There are caves, waterfalls, and a diversity of flowers and trees. Those who would like to take some rest in the middle of natural area will enjoy visiting attractions in this national park. However, some attractions can be seen as challenge destinations, especially caves, which suit only adventure visitors who never mind to climb a little climb and jumping into ponds during the journey.

 
Nang Kruan Waterfall is a beautiful attraction surrounded by various kinds of trees. It is a great place for relaxation and a camping in the area natural surroundings. This waterfall has 7 levels, where water from the topmost flowing down level by level. However, not all level of the fall opens to visitors, but only the first 4 levels.

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Park Renger Section 1 of Lam Khlong Ngu National Park is a place to contact for traveling caves around this area, such as Sao Hin Cave, Khang Khaw cave, Nok Nang Aen Cave, Namtok Cave and so on. Visitors usually come here to stay over a night because they would like to visit Sao Hin cave on the first day and Khang Khaw cave on the second one. To visit a cave in this area is not easy, so it take quite much time to see around.

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Hin Dat Hot Springs is one of most popular tourist place in Kanchanburi. There are a number of both Thai and foreign visitors, including Russians, come to enjoy this natural hot water. It is also seen as an attraction for being healthy, since there are minerals in this hot spring. Those who do not like to enjoy the hot spring can be relaxed by healthy activities like body massage and foot massage are also available in the area.

 
Pha Tad Waterfall is one of beautiful tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi. There are a number of visitors coming for camping and swimming in the pond under the fall. With serene and verdant surroundings, it can also be seen as a great place for recreation and discovering nature. It is located within Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, approximately 140 kilometers from the city of Kanchanaburi.

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Pha Sawan Waterfall is a very fascinating waterfall. Although it is situated deeply in the forest, there are visitors try to get to this water fall from time to time. It can be a challenging goal for any adventure visitors who would like to go hiking (or trekking) in the forest. However, this waterfall can be the most difficult to get to because the track leading to the waterfall is very rough; an unmodified 4WD vehicle might not be able to go along the route easily, especially on rainy season.

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Srinakarin Dam not only is a hydro-electric power generation, but recently it is also seen as a landmark of Kanchanaburi province. When talking about Kanchanaburi attractions, almost Thai people automatically think about River Kwai Bridge and Srinakarin Dam. It is the third largest dam in Thailand. Visitors can go to see a very good view on this dam ridge, where visitors can feel relaxed with gently breeze there as well. Srinakarin Dam is situated at Sri Sawat district, 70 kilometers from the city of Kanchanaburi.

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