Welcome to Kanchanaburi Province


Further north, there's a savage beauty to Kanchanaburi's fog-drenched valleys and sawtooth mountains, while remote, relaxed Sangkhlaburi is one of Thailand's most ethnically diverse towns; many residents arrived to escape persecution and violence in Myanmar, joined by communities of foreign volunteers.

Even further off the beaten track is minuscule border outpost E-Thong, crammed with homestays and cafes but with wilderness right at the door.


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Kanchanaburi Province activities

$356.53 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day River Kwai Experience

Day 1 (L,D)6:00-6:30 a.m.: Pickup from major hotels in Bangkok downtown area. 9 a.m.: Arrive in Kanchanaburi province (about 80 miles/130km west of Bangkok). Visit theThailand–Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum, information, and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. Visit the Allied War Cemetery, a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line, later became known as 'The Death Railway', and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Noon: Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to the Resotel.  Check–in and have lunch upon arrival. 2:45 p.m.: A long-tail boat upstream will take you to a nearby Mon Tribal Village and Temple.  7 p.m.: Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance.Day 2 (B, L, D) 7 a.m.: Breakfast 8:30 a.m.: A long tail boat and road trip will take to you Hellfire Pass, built by the Allied POWs and infamous due to the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its laborers during construction. (01 Jan-30 Jun 2018 Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre (the museum) will be closed for renovations, however, visits will still go ahead to the actual location to see Hellfire Pass. Then a visit will be made to Sir Weary Dunlop’s Park at the nearby Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort. Due to its similar historical thread it is believed that this is a suitable alternative to the museum while it is closed.)  12 p.m.: Lunch followed by a visit to an Herbal Garden and enjoy some jungle trekking. 7 p.m: Dinner and overnight at the Resotel River Kwai.Day 3 (B, L)  11:40 a.m.: Lunch at local restaurant. 1 p.m.: Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaducts. 2:30 p.m.: Journey back to Bangkok. 6 p.m.: Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotels.

$129.34 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Half Day Tour Kanchanaburi with Erawan National Park Tickets

Get picked up at your hotel in Kanchanaburi town at 8:00 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle. The tour starts with visit to Sri Nakharin Lake where you can enjoy a cup of coffee as you take in the breathtaking view overlooking the reservoir. After that, proceed to the Erawan National Park. Trek up along the trail to waterfalls. You may catch glimpses of animals like monkeys and birds during the trek. The trail is easily observed, very flat, and well-paved. Along the way you may see a few trees is wrapped around by colorful silk garments. Those trees have a religious significance and they are believed to be protected by the tree spirit. It is possible to swim in the emerald-colored waters which are full with fishes. Good to bring with you hiking shoes, swimwear and towel. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel in Kanchanaburi town.

$54.63 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Bridge on The River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi ProvinceMeet a driver at your Bangkok hotel, then trade city streets for a landscape of salt fields and rice paddies. When you approach Damnoen Saduak Foating Market, among Thailand’s most vibrant marketplaces, board a longtail boat so you can go right into the midst of the market’s floating vendors. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceAfter you’ve explored the unique markets, which remain one of the top attractions in this region. You’ll return to your air-conditioned coach and head towards Kanchanaburi, where the River Kwai is located.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceThe river’s famous bridge was built in 1943 as part of a wartime project intended to connect Thai and Burmese railways lines to support Japanese occupation of Burma. More than 100,000 laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the bridge’s construction. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceFollowing your time at the bridge, head to the JEATH War Museum to see displays of pictures and artifacts from the period. After a full day of exploring the landscapes that lie beyond Bangkok city limits, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sunleisure World, BangkokTour operatorDuration: 10 minutes

$567.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bangkok and Western Thailand Adventures

Day 1 : Arrival day in BangkokYou will be picked up from Bangkok’s airport at anytime. Private Transfer to Riva Surya Hotel in Bangkok or similar (Check in time 14:00 p.m.) Day 2 : Bangkok Day Trip AdventuresDepart from hotel to visit Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew by public transport. Visit Wat Pho by Tuk Tuk. Cross the river to visit Wat Arun and continue to the Flower market by boat. Optional lunch at the local restaurant and continue to visit Golden Mount, Wat Sraket. On board the express boat for your journey along Saen-Saep canal. Visit Jim Thompson House and transfer to Riva Surya Hotel or similar. Day 3 : Maeklong railway, Floating market and KanchanaburiCheck out and depart from hotel in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by private a/c vehicle. En-route stop at Maeklong railway market (Umbrella market), where the train pass over the food stalls on the train track. On board your private long tail boat for the canal tour, the boat will bring you to visit Damnoensaduak Floating markets. Optional lunch and continue to Kanchanaburi province. Visit Thai-Burma railway museum and Bridge over the river kwai. Visit Hell fire pass and transfer to overnight at River Kwai Resotel in Kanchanaburi or similar.Day 4 : Erawan Waterfall Depart from your resort in Kanchanaburi to Erawan Waterfall by private a/c vehicle.  Enjoy relaxing or trekking to the top tier of the waterfall (7th tier). Optional lunch at the local restaurant. Then on board the train and ride along the former death railway. Visit Krasae Buddha cave and transfer to overnight at River Kwai Resotel in Kanchanaburi or similar. Day 5 : Kanchanbauri - BangkokDepart from your resort in Kanchanaburi to Riva Surya Hotel in Bangkok or similar by private a/c vehicle. Free time in the afternoon.  Day 6 : Departure day Private transfer to airport in Bangkok by a/c vehicle. Normal hotel pick up time is 3.5 hours before your departure flight time.

$544.51 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Thailand discovery 6 Night 7 Day

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival day in BangkokStop At: Suvarnabhumi Airport Taxi, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan ProvinceArrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. After check in free time to relax or explore the area on your own.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 2: Bangkok landmark and City tourStop At: The Grand Palace, BangkokVisit the holiest sites and Bangko's landmark, some of Thailand’s finest architecture and decorations..Grand palaceGrand Palace and temple of the Emerald Buddha, considered to be the holiest Buddha image and the buildings to showcase Thailand’s best architectural design.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), BangkokWat PhoWat Pho, temple of the reclining Buddha found by King Rama I in 1788. This is the biggest temple in Bangkok with also the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok, measuring 15 meters high and 46 meters long.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), BangkokWat BenWat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram, a temple rebuilt by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1899 with Italian marble ‘carrara’. The name indicates ‘the monastery of the 5th King’.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 3: Bang Pa-In summer palace and Ayutthaya ancient ruinStop At: Bang Pa In Palace, Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya ProvinceBang Pa-In Summer palaceThe Bang Pa-In Royal palace was originally a village, only later converted into a palace. It is known for its beautiful gardens and scenery and was constructed by King Prasat Thong in 1632. King Mongkut (Rama IV) and King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) extended the site between 1872 and 1889. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Historic City of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya ProvinceAyutthaya, founded in 1350 and located a little north of Bangkok, was the ancient Thai capital. In 1767, after ruling for 417 years, the city fell to Burmese invasion. It has been enlisted as world heritage since 1991. Wat Pra Sri Sanphet used to be the king’s palace and state temple. It once had a golden Buddha but when the Burmese invaded and burned down the city, it was melted into nuggets to take back to Burma. Wat Yai Chaimongkol has a 67 meter high pagoda which is the tallest in Ayutthaya. It was built to announce Ayutthaya’s regained independence after the Burmese were defeated by prince Naresuan’s army. Wat Mahathat has the biggest pagoda foundation in Ayutthaya and used to house Buddha relics which are now kept in Bangkok. You can find a Buddha head embedded in the Bodhi tree in this temple.Wat Chaiwatthanaram, built in early 17th century and burial site for Thai ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Wat Lokaya Sutha is a massive temple ruin stemming from the late Ayutthaya period with a prang build in Khmer-style. The reclining Buddha image is 37 meters long and 8 meters high and lays on the temple ground. The vertical arm is a characteristic of reclining Buddha images made in the Middle Ayutthaya period.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 4: Kanchanaburi Province (River Kwai)Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceDiscover the Allied war cemetery, the WWII museum, the Bridge over the River Kwai and the wooden bridge. Go easy hiking at hellfire pass memorial and for a train ride along the death railway. Stay overnight on a raft house on the river Kwai. Kanchanaburi, The River KwaiThe River Kwai flows through Kanchanaburi and relates to the ‘death railway’, built by Japanese captivated prisoners of war during the second world war. After conquering in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia the Japanese brought in 140 000 Prisoners of War and over 200 000 forced laborers to complete a 415 km railroad. Many prisoners died building this railroad before the end of the war. Allied war cemeteryThe Allied War Cemetery serves as a memorial to 6982 allied prisoners of war (POWs). These prisoners lost their lives while constructing the death railway and their remains were moved post-war to what is now the allied war cemetery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceThailand Burma railway centerThe Thailand–Burma Railway Center is a museum where information and research is dedicated to the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. It was built during WWII by prisoners of war captured by the JapaneseDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceThe Bridge over the river kwaithe Bridge over the River Kwai is part of the death railway, built by prisoners of war in WWII, and famous from the 1957 movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi ProvinceTrain along the death railwayTrain ride along the historical Thai- Burmese railway. Due to the high number of fatalities while constructing it during WWII, it later became known as the ‘death railway’.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Tonight sleep in a raft-house, a traditional floating hut located on the River Kwai Day 5: Train market, Floating market, Phra Nakorn Khiri and Hua HinStop At: Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram ProvinceDiscover the unique Mae klong train market by walking on the tracks and the colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market by long tail boat. Enjoy a local lunch and visit the Phra Nakorn Kiri palace complex situated on a hilltop before continuing to Hua Hin to spend the night there. After our arrival in Hua hin we still have plenty of time to relax on the beach, go for a massage, explore the town or visit the night market. Train marketStarted in 1984 as a local market the Mae Klong train market, or Talat Rom Hoop as it is known among locals, sells seafood, poultry, spices, vegetables and more. The vendors pull their tables to the sides to let the train pass and then returns to business as usual.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi ProvinceDamnoen saduak floating marketThe Damnoen Saduak floating market is a colorful canal market where boats are filled with fresh, tropical fruits and vegetables that come straight from the farmlands on a daily basis.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Khao Wang (Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park), Phetchaburi, Phetchaburi ProvincePhra Nakorn Kiri palace, locally known as Khao Wang and located at Muang Phetchaburi District in Phetchaburi Province. The complex is spread out over three 95-meter high neighboring peaks. The western peak contains the Throne hall, where the king had his personal living quarters, bedroom and dressing room as well as an observatory tower.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 6: Hua HinStop At: Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan ProvinceOur day to relax and be at leisure or explore Hua Hin.Hua Hin, located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand and around 200km south of Bangkok, is a favorite beach town among locals as well as tourists. Originally the town was named ‘Samore Riang’ which translates to ‘row of rocks’, referring to the big rocks found in some locations at the water’s edge. Generally speaking the currents are mild and the beaches are wide and long, making it a favorite family destination. At times jellyfish can be a problem but warning signs are placed along the water when they come close to shore. Along the beach are plenty of restaurants to enjoy some food and drinks, deck chairs for rent and options for watersports such as jetskiing, waterskiing, banana boats and kiteboarding. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 7: Departure dayStop At: Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan ProvinceDeparture day and transfer to the airportDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$90.75 Day Trips & Excursions

River Kwai Bridge, Grand Palace, Wat Pho - Day Trip

Brief itinerary: • 7.00 AM leave from our meeting point / hotel and drive to Kanchanaburi (the River Kwai), a small town 123 km from Bangkok. • 9.00 AM arrive at the River Kwai, explore the WWII museum, the allied war cemetery and the bridge over the river Kwai • Thai lunch • 2.00 PM visit the Grand Palace with the Emerald Buddha • 3.30 PM PM visit Wat Pho • 5.00 PM (approximately) the tour ends after we arrive the meeting point / hotel Kanchanaburi, The River KwaiThe River Kwai flows through Kanchanaburi and relates to the ‘death railway’, built by Japanese captivated prisoners of war during the second world war. After conquering in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia the Japanese brought in 140 000 Prisoners of War and over 200 000 forced laborers to complete a 415 km railroad. Many prisoners died building this railroad before the end of the war.Thailand Burma railway centerThe Thailand–Burma Railway Center is a museum where information and research is dedicated to the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. It was built during WWII by prisoners of war captured by the JapaneseThe Bridge over the river kwaithe Bridge over the River Kwai is part of the death railway, built by prisoners of war in WWII, and famous from the 1957 movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’.Allied war cemeteryThe Allied War Cemetery serves as a memorial to 6982 allied prisoners of war (POWs). These prisoners lost their lives while constructing the death railway and their remains were moved post-war to what is now the allied war cemetery.Grand palaceGrand Palace and temple of the Emerald Buddha, considered to be the holiest Buddha image and the buildings to showcase Thailand’s best architectural design.Wat PhoWat Pho, temple of the reclining Buddha found by King Rama I in 1788. This is the biggest temple in Bangkok with also the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok, measuring 15 meters high and 46 meters long.

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