Kanchanaburi is a town known for the World War II Death Railway bridge across the River Kwai, as well as for its national parks, museums, historic buildings and natural wonders. The famed Bridge was the subject of an iconic Hollywood film. Just steps away, the Death Railway Museum showcases local military history, while the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery commemorates Burmese POWs who died building the railway. The JEATH War Museum chronicles the history of this region in World War II with artefacts, exhibits, documents, photographs and ephemera. For a more general history of the region, the Ban Kao National Museum displays regional and natural history.

For family-friendly and cultural activities, the Erawan National Park offers cave exploration and waterfalls. ElephantsWorld allows you to get hands-on with these majestic beasts. Alpaca Hill is the first Alpaca breeding farm in Thailand. At the JJ Night Market Kanchanaburi, you can explore dozens of vendor stalls to find souvenirs, gifts, arts and crafts. The Resort Water Park offers a giant activity pool, water slides and splash park fun for all.

What to see & do in Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanburi things to do include a look at history, museums and vast outdoor adventures in scenic national parks, plus unique animal encounters the kids will love. Among this town's most famous attractions is the River Kwai Bridge, the subject of the film “Bridge on the River Kwai”, built by POWs during World War II. Next to the bridge, you will find the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the Death Railway Museum and...

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Where & what to eat in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi food and dining offers a wide range of culinary delights, from takeaway food stalls to vegan restaurants and even international ethnic cuisine. At Blue Rice, you’ll enjoy creative dishes along the riverfront, with massaman curry as a signature dish. Rahn Pa Kit has authentic Thai food in a tiny street-side venue that sells all the iconic standards. The Suk Jai Floating Market focuses on food and is one of the...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Kanchanaburi

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Kanchanaburi

    The best places to go shopping in Kanchanaburi include markets and shopping streets where you can purchase keepsakes of your holiday in this nostalgic town. It’s a fascinating city with plenty of history and culture and with unique arts and handicrafts to match. Kanchanaburi’s walking streets are atmospheric, and lively night markets bustle with independent vendors selling everything from local snacks...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Kanchanaburi

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Kanchanaburi

    The best things to do after dinner in Kanchanaburi include more than just drinking cheap booze aplenty in the town’s tourist-centric bars. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a tipple after a day in the tropical heat, but in this western Thailand town, you can also admire historical architecture, shop at night markets and see iconic landmarks at sunset. Whether...

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    Our Kanchanaburi Travel Essentials guide offers all the details and basics necessary to make the most out of your holiday to this Thai resort town. You'll learn all about the local climate, the currency, emergency phone numbers, electricity and plug styles as well as the most efficient ways to get into town and travel around inside. To make your holiday unforgettable,...

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