Heritage Walking Street
The city pillar is at the centre of the old town and is said to give shelter to local spirits. Just down the road is a statue of King...
Jeath War Museum
This small museum contains cuttings, correspondence and artwork from WWII. Located in bamboo-ata, similar to the shelters used for...
The best of the bars along this strip, with live music and a country vibe.
Sitthisang Coffee Shop
In an historic yellow-painted shophouse is this cafe and restaurant with friendly staff and real coffee. The building has been in the...
Lonely Planet review
Set near the City Gate, this wonderful old street offers a glimpse of a bygone Kanchanaburi. More than 20 yellow signs reveal the history and architecture of this fascinating area. Leave at least an hour to stroll and note the variety of buildings, which include Sino-Portuguese, Thai and Chinese styles. Coffee and art shops are now also here.
Many shops date from the turn of the 20th century and are still owned by the same family. Look out for the erstwhile hotel that, back in the good old days, charged 1B per night.