While it’s tempting to exaggerate Kanchanaburi’s WWII past, the city is much more than the well-known triad of Death Railway, Bridge over the River Kwae (Kwai), and Allied War Cemetery. Many guests enjoy relaxing along the riverbank with a cold beverage and a good book. Many of them come for a couple of days but stay for weeks in order to see everything the surrounding region has to offer. White water rafting, elephant trekking, and golfing are popular activities for visitors, in addition to seeing stunning waterfalls, lush forest, and three of Thailand’s largest reservoirs. Kanchanaburi is a great place to visit if you enjoy nature.¬†Srinakharin Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Erawan Waterfall, Mon Bridge, Mueang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Wang are all suggested locations to visit in Kanchanaburi.

Kanchanaburi the largest of the western provinces (changwat) of Thailand. The neighboring provinces are (clockwise, from the north) Tak, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, and Ratchaburi. In the west it borders Kayin State, Mon State, and the Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar. Tourists are attracted by the history of its ancient civilization and the World War II Bridge over the River Kwai, originally spelt “Khwae“ but officially changed to Kwai to accommodate the expectations of tourists.