Attractions

Top Choice Lake in Sangkhlaburi

Khao Laem Reservoir

A boat ride on this gigantic lake is a must. The lake was formed in the 1980s when the Vajiralongkorn Dam (known locally as Khao Laem Dam) was constructed across Mae Nam Khwae Noi near Thong Pha Phum. Two of the man…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Seua

The centrepiece of this hilltop temple is a striking 18m-tall Buddha covered in a golden mosaic. It's an important merit-making stop for Thais and one of the methods is to drop coins in small trays on a conveyor bel…
Top Choice Bridge in Sangkhlaburi

Saphan Mon

Sangkhlaburi's iconic, 440m wooden bridge, one of the largest in the world, connects the main town, home mostly to Thai and Karen, with the Mon settlement. Although the buildings and shops on the Mon side aren't any…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kanchanaburi

Death Railway Bridge

The famous 300m railway bridge still retains its power and symbolism, especially if you visit early or late enough in the day to bypass the tourist scrum. Its centre was destroyed by Allied bombs in 1945, so only th…
Top Choice Cemetery in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

The largest of Kanchanaburi's two war cemeteries, immaculately maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, is right in town. Of the 6981 soldiers buried here, nearly half were British; the rest came mainly…
Top Choice Museum in Kanchanaburi

Thailand–Burma Railway Centre

This modern, informative museum explains Kanchanaburi's role in WWII and ensures that the deaths remain a tragedy, not a statistic. The galleries tell the history of the railway, how prisoners were treated and what …
National Park in Kanchanaburi Province

Sai Yok National Park

The 958-sq-km Sai Yok National Park is home to limestone mountains, waterfalls, caves and some extremely rare animals. The best-known attraction is Nam Tok Sai Yok Yai (Sai Yok Yai Waterfall), where a stream makes a…
National Park in Kanchanaburi Province

Erawan National Park

Famed for its seven-tiered waterfall, Erawan National Park is an extremely popular (ie crowded) place for locals and visitors alike. Erawan waterfall (trail open 8am to 5pm) gets its name as some people think the to…
National Park in Kanchanaburi Province

Thong Pha Phum National Park

Thong Pha Phum National Park, near the end of ear-popping Hwy 3272, crosses a serrated mountain range along the Myanmar border and is one of the most beautiful but least-known places in Thailand. It bills itself as …
Ruins in Kanchanaburi Province

Muang Sing Historical Park

Muang Sing, or Lion City, preserves the remains of a 13th-century Khmer outpost that may have been a relay point for trade along Mae Nam Khwae Noi. The restored ruins show a Bayon style of architecture and were buil…