Kanchanaburi is a sleepy town around 120 kilometres away to the East of Bangkok. The beautiful town is endowed with natural beauty and tops the backpackers’ wish list. The city is also associated with the memories of world war ll and has a number of historical monuments and museums. Kanchanaburi has a number of beautiful national parks and sanctuaries that offer an escape away from the chaotic city life and fills your senses with the beauty of nature.
Visitors to the town prefer to stay at the Kanchanaburi River Resort, located on the banks of River kwai. The resort offers the best amenities on par with the 5 star designer hotels in Bangkok. The views of sunset and sunrise over the river Kwai, visible from the rooms are breath-taking.
Apart from the popular sites like the Death Railway, Hellfire pass and Museum, Jeath war museum, bridge over river kwai, Don Rak cemetery and Erawan national Park, there are a number of other attractions that are worth visiting.
Tourists can book their stay at the Kanchanaburi River Resort and enjoy these off-the tourist circuit activities to get in touch with the rich cultural history of Thailand and Kanchanaburi.
- PrasatMuang Singh Historical park
The historical park is a cultural highlight close to Kanchanaburi. The historical site contains ruins of a 13th century Khmer-style temple and an ancient burial site. Visitors can walk on foot or hire bicycles to explore the historical park.
- Sai Yok National Park
The national park is located at the end of the Death Railway track. The park is famous for its scenic beauty and has a number of sites like the Sai Yok Waterfall, Lava Cave, Daowadueng Cave, Kaew Cave and hellfire pass memorial.
- Wat ThamKhaoNoi
The temple is a revered place of worship for Mahayana Buddhists. It was built in 1883 by a Chinese abbot. The temple is located on a scenic hilltop and is constructed in Chinese style with a towering pagoda which has seven tiers. The views from the temple are marvellous.
Tourists can stay at the Kanchanaburi River Resort and hire a bike or taxi to visit all these places. They are located close to the town and can be reached easily.