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 …
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 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 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 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…
Landmark in Kanchanaburi

Lak Meuang

City pillar shrine.
Museum in Kanchanaburi

WWII Museum

Perhaps the best thing to say about this place is that the view of the Death Railway Bridge is great. The top of the tower in the northwest corner is the best viewpoint. The museum itself is an eclectic and ramshack…
Cemetery in Kanchanaburi

Chung Kai War Cemetery

Chung Kai was the site one of the biggest Allied prisoner-of-war camp during WWII and prisoners built their own hospital and church close to here. Smaller and less visited, but just as well maintained, as the cemete…
Museum in Hellfire Pass Memorial

Hellfire Pass Memorial

This poignant memorial is a beautiful tribute to those who died building the WWII Burma-Thailand Railway. Start your visit at the museum and get the free audio guide, which has detailed descriptions of the area and …