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Attractions in Kanchanaburi

THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI

Bridge Over The River KwaiInternationnally famous, thanks to several motion pictures and books, the black iron bridge was brought from Java by the Japanese supervision by Allied prisoner-of-war labour as part of the "Death Railway" linking Thailand with Burma. Still in use today, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the warended . The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections.

 
JEATH WAR MUSEUM

Jeath War MuseumJEATH stands for Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland. The museum inside Wat Chai Chumphon has been constructed largely in the form of an allied prisoner of war camp. The thatched detention hut with cramped, elevated bamboo bunks contains photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia dating from the Second World War. Opening hours : 8:30 am to 6:00 pm daily.

 
WAR MUSEUM

War Museum KanchanaburiThe private sector Museum that collects lots of World War II Story, such as war instruments photographs, Uniforms, ect.. Located on the bank of Kwae River nearby the Bridge on the River Kwae opens daily from 7:00-8:30 hrs.

 
WAT PA LELAI

Wat Pa Lelai KanchanaburiThis monastery is 18 kilometers away from the provincial capital. It is located at Tambon Lat Ya which once was an ancient border town involved in battles between the Thai and the Burmese during the Ayutthaya period to the early Bangkok period. Another nearby temple called Wat Khun Phaen houses a ruined pagoda dating back to the early Ayutthaya period.

 
WAR CEMETERY
War CemeteryOn Saengchootoe Road, opposite the Railway Station, about 1 kilometre from town, it contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the "Death Railway"
 
PRASART MUANG SINGH HISTORICAL PARK

Prasat Muang SinghThe ancient prehistoric civilization flourished in the western part of Thailand dates back to several tens of thousand years.  From Kanchanaburi province especially in the basin of the two branches of the Kwai Yai and Noi rivers, many archaeological objects have been discovered.

One of the most important sites found in the Kwai Noi River basin is an ancient city site named Muang Sing.  The important discoveries made near the ancient city remains include prehistoric  human skeletons together with metal tools, vessels and ornaments; brick bases of the Dvaravati period architecture; and the laterite ruins of the13th century.

 
HELL FIRE PASS MEMORIAL
Hell Fire PassThis is located some 80 kms north-west of the town on Highway 323.  To commemorate all those who died in the Pcific during the Second World War, the Australian Government in co-operation with the Government of Thailand, has provided thisinterpretive memorial, the Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum, and walking trails.  This museum explains to visitors the story of why and how the railway was built and attempts to convey the hardships and suffering endured by so many who were forced to work in extremely harsh conditions.  The museum symbolised the importance of this site to Austrialian people.  It also reflects the enduring bonds of friendship that have grown between the people of Thailand and those nations whose citizens worked on the Burma-Thailand railway.
 
SAI YOKE NOI WATER FALL
Sai Yoke Noi WaterfallAlso known as Khao Phang Waterfall, about 60 kilometers from town on Highway 323.  The roadside cascade is best visited between July  -  September,  when water is most plentiful.  Visitors can take a train from town to Nam Tok Station and continue by local transport to the waterfall, which is 2 kms away.
 
SAI YOKE YAI WATER FALL

Saiyok Yai WaterfallThis flows directly into the Kwai Noi River, and is the most popular attraction in the 300 sq.kms of Sai Yok National Park.  Its idyllic beauty has been repeatedly celebratged in Thai poetry and song.  Wildlife in Sai Yok's deciduous forests include small mammals such as bats, squirrels and deer, and numerous bird species, including wreathed hornbills and blue-winged pittas.  The waterfall is 104 kms from Kanchanaburi and can be reached either by boat or car on highway 323.  Bungalow accomodation, river rafts and camping facilities are available.

 

TIGER TEMPLE

Tiger TempleWat Luang Ta Bua, well known as Tiger Temple is located about 40 km from Kanchanaburi. The temple is a rescue center for animals especially wild animals and a home of wild tigers, deers, wild pigs, apes etc.. The tiger are taken out from cage during 1530hrs. - 1700hrs. that you can see them closely and able to touch the tigers !! Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastery was established by the Abbot-Phra Acharn Phusit (Chan) Kanthitharo in 1994.

 
OTHERS ATTRACTIONS IN KANCHANABURI
 

CHONG KAI WAR CEMETERY

Two kilometres south of town, on the bank of the Kwae Noi River, this occupies the former site of the Chonk-Kai Prisoners of War Camp. This second cemetery is more peaceful, attractively landscaped, and contains some 1,750 remains.
 
THAM MANGKORN THONG TEMPLE

Situated about 4 kilometres from the provincial city on the bank of Kwae Noi River. It is well known for the incredilble performance on the nun floating in a deep pool.

 
SOMDEJ PHRASRI NAKARIN PARK

Situated in Kanchanaburi Agriculture College, Tambon Nongya, about 9 Kilometres from the provincial city. It is known as " Stone Garden" or " Stone Park" . covering 200 rai, since most of its area are scattered with stones fledged from the ground in different size and shape similar to animals.

 
BAAN KAO NATIONAL MUSEUM

35 kilometres from Kanchanaburi town, this also overlooks the Kwae Noi River. The museum was constructed beside a Neolithic burial site discovered by an Allied prisoner of war during the construction on "Death Railway". Some 4,000 years age, Neolithic man lived, roamed and hunted beside the Kwae rivers, sheltering beneath rock overhangs or in nearby caves. The Baan Kao museum houses skeleton remains, pot, axe heads, jewellery made from animal bones, and other artifact dating from that and open everyday from 09:00-16:30 close on Monday and Tuesday.

 
KANCHANABURI CUTURAL CENTER

Located within the compound of the Rajabhat Institute Kanchanaburi on Highway No. 323 - the route from Kanchanaburi to Sai Yok about 15 kilometres from town. Kitchen utensils, fishing tools, prehistoric pottery, Thai books of the ancient time, and artefacts are on display for the public from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily

 
MA DUER CAVE

About 40 kilometres from town, visitors can cross the bridge over Kwae Noi River sat Tambon Baan Kao then pass Sai Yok camp for 8 kilometres. Please contact Ma Dua Temple for the key entrance to go inside.

 
WAT THAM PHU WA

The monastery is 15 kilometres away from the provincial city, in the beautiful surroundings. It is the peaceful place for praticing the dhamma and meditation.

 
ANIMAL WELFARE FARM
Situated at Phupradoo Village, about 20 kilometres from town on Kanchanaburi-Sai Yak route and left turn 5 kilometres on the same way to Baan Kao National Museum. It is the animal welfare helping place under Royal Patronage, there are many dogs about 2,000 dogs and some cats, its nice for dog lovers.