Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Kanchanaburi Province

Erawan National Park

Splashing in cerulean pools under Erawan Falls is the highlight of this 550-sq-km park. Seven tiers of waterfall tumble through the forest, and bathing beneath these crystalline cascades is equally popular with loca…
Top Choice Museum in Kanchanaburi Province

Hellfire Pass Memorial

A poignant museum and memorial trail pay tribute to those who died building the Thailand–Burma Railway in WWII. Begin at the museum and ask for the free audio guide, which provides historical detail and fascinating …
Top Choice Bridge in Sangkhlaburi

Saphan Mon

Sangkhlaburi's iconic, 440m-long wooden bridge, the largest in Thailand, was dubbed the 'bridge of faith' after being built largely through manual labour. Saphan Mon connects the main town, home mostly to Thai and K…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kanchanaburi

Death Railway Bridge

This 300m-long bridge is heavy with the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway, the construction of which cost thousands of imprisoned labourers their lives. Its centre was destroyed by Allied bombs in 1945; only the…
Top Choice Museum in Kanchanaburi

Thailand–Burma Railway Centre

This excellent museum balances statistics and historical context with personal accounts of the conditions endured by POWs and other imprisoned labourers forced to build the Thailand–Burma Railway. Kanchanaburi's rol…
Top Choice Lake in Sangkhlaburi

Khao Laem Reservoir

Backed by fuzzy green hills, the gigantic lake wrapped almost entirely around Sangkhlaburi was formed in the 1980s by the Vajiralongkorn Dam. Two of the villages submerged under the new lake were moved up to their p…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Seua

The centrepiece of this hilltop temple is a striking 18m-high Buddha covered in golden mosaics. One of the merit-making ceremonies for devotees is to place coins in small trays on a conveyor belt that drops donation…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Khao Pun

The nearest cave temple to Kanchanaburi town is a spellbinding labyrinth of stone passageways. The marked trail can be slippery (and a bit of a squeeze) in places, but ducking beneath limestone protrusions to discov…
Top Choice Cemetery in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Immaculately maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this, the largest of Kanchanaburi's two war cemeteries, is right in town. Of the 6982 soldiers buried here, nearly half were British; the rest came …
National Park in Kanchanaburi Province

Sai Yok National Park

Caves, waterfalls and forest trails draw walkers to Sai Yok National Park (958 sq km). The main sights are easily reached from the visitor centre, including the park's best known attraction, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, w…