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The city of “Death Railway” bridge - Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Kanchanaburi is the third largest city in Thailand located 130 km from Bangkok and bordered with Myanmar at the West. The city is famous for its bridge over the Kwai River that not only becomes a symbol of immortality in books and movies, but also possesses natural beauty with many dams and lakes. Let’s together discover this special land.

How to get there?

Visitors can go to Kanchanaburi by bus or train from Bangkok - about 130km to the east. After arriving in the city, pick up local songthaews (a modified pickup), private or shared taxi to continue the journey.


When is the best time?

The ideal time to travel to this area is from November to April to avoid the rainy season. However, if you stop here in the rainy season, do not miss the opportunity to visit the waterfalls in the region as this is the best season when the waterfall falls.

The ideal time to travel to this area is from November to April to avoid the rainy season
The ideal time to travel to this area is from November to April to avoid the rainy season


What to do?

Bathe hot springs

You should take a bath Natural Hot Spring formed by the underground water flowing through the area of ​​volcanic lava. This is a very good water for health, can be considered a precious medicine.


Go on Bamboo Raftings

Bamboo Rafting is to watch the scenery at two- side of the river. This beautiful natural setting will take you away from the hustle of everyday life, enjoy the fresh air, the natural proximity of the floating rafts, The two sides are high cliffs covered with flowers, trees and woods.


Ride elephant

You can participate in the elephant shows, sit on the gentle elephants across the dense jungle, slowly passing the poetic river.


Where to go?

The River Kwai Bridge

The river is a world-renowned venue, a place of preservation of time. The River Kwai was the target of frequent Allied bombings in 1945, rebuilt at the end of the war, still in use. Movie "River Kwai Bridge" - the film won seven Oscars and was  famous bridge in World War II brings millions of visitors to Thailand, but if you come here, you will realize not only the legacy, but also a few other simple things that make visitors can interest.



Every year, at the end of November and early December, visitors to Kanchanaburi will enjoy a cultural event of scale called River Kwai Bridge Festival with spectacular light and sound effects recall the history of war more than 60 years ago. Now, this area has many restaurants, bars, shops and train services, canoes on the river for guests looking for romantic moments, enjoy the beauty of the river Kwai.


The JEATH War Museum

This museum is located on the grounds of Chaichum-phon Temple with houses built in the form of prisoners-of-war camps. The name JEATH is a combination of Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland. Wooden-roofed houses with narrow bamboo presenting souvenirs, paintings and photographs from World War II.
Opening time: from 8:30 am to 18:00 pm.


Muang Sing Historical Park

Along Route 323, there is the Muang Sing Historical Park - an 800-year-old city with high archaeological value. Here consists of 2,000-year-old skeletons and a variety of carved objects in pagodas, religious statues, tools, and pottery, symbolizing a prosperous city between 12th and 14th century.


Not far from the park is Lawa Cave. Visitors can explore this cave by boat from Pak Saeng Pier on the Kwai River and then upstream to Sai Yok Yai Waterfall
Opening time: daily from 7:30 am to 17:30 pm.


Erawan National Park

You can take a 7-floor waterfall or go deep to explore the hillside cave complex at the forest park located to the northwest of Kanchanaburi.


This famous national park of Thailand is named after the 7-storey waterfall in the area. Many people think that the highest level of the Erawan is like a 3-head elephant in Hindu mythology. It will take about 3 hours to follow the trail to go down from the top of the falls.
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