Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Top Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand - Kanchanaburi Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Kanchanaburi


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  • Reshma B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy elephants
    Spent like 4 hours at the shelter

    They came to us to eat
    We fed them parsnip and water melon

    The guide took plenty of photos for us he was really funny too

    And then we chopped leaves for them and made banana nutritious food with vitamins and fed an elephant

    I really enjoyed bathing them. That's when I felt the biggest connection

    The elephant were calm and friendly and funny.

    I wish I had more time
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These sombre grounds are the final resting place of the around 7,000 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the River Khwae Bridge. We visited along with the River Kwai Bridge to remember many POWs who died in Kanchanaburi
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Koen C
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the same like the movie but is das good to see. I like it when te train passes and everybody has to get out of the way. It has also a nice view over the river
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is without doubt the best museum in Kanchanaburi. It’s a lovingly curated museum dedicated to the history of the Burma Thai Railway aka the Death Railway. The museum gives a lot of information about the events that led up to the building of the railway. Although much of it is told from the Allied point of view, all the information is fair and balanced. The information boards give harrowing accounts of the working conditions. All of which are well written and informative. The models and exhibits are kept in wonderful condition. The entrance fee is pretty expensive for Thailand, but there’s no doubting the quality of the museum. The best thing I can say about this museum is that I learned a lot.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • frasercameron
    London, UK221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An alternative to an organised tour is simply to hire a car which can take 3 people for about 4,000 TB. This means you can leave when you want and not bother collecting people from hotels in Bangkok. The direct drive is just over two hours and if you do the cemetery, death museum and a walk on the bridge that is another two hours - so the whole trip can be done in 6-7 hours instead of 10 or more by tour groups.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This line was originally built to supply Japanese troops in Myanmar during WWI, although only about a third of the original line remains, terminating in Nam Tok. I took the train from Bangkok all the way to River Kwai. The two Kanchanaburi stations are pretty, with a provincial flavour. Combined with visits to war cemeteries, it's a poignant reminder of how the Japanese treated occupied civilians and allied POWs.

    Sure you could just take the bus from Bangkok. It'll be faster and more comfortable, but you'll miss out on some great scenery
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,930 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sai Yok National Park is a medium-sized park, but has lots of attractions, including many waterfalls, rivers, caves, forests, and historical features. Great place to find Thailand's natural attractions.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Goldfinger100
    Wodonga, Australia1,505 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to Zoo to see how the animals were, this place wasn’t too expensive as some places can be quite expensive.
    We hopped on a bus in the safari park and was taken around he park showing us the fallow deer and lions and cheetahs and tigers as well as a sport where we stopped to feed them and the giraffe who decided it was easier to put his head inside the bus to get all the food LOL much to the amusement of the children in the bus. The animals are well versed with the routine so if you want to get fed you come up to the bus to get the food otherwise you miss out, After the bus ride we walked around the other part of the zoo to look at many other smaller animals such as goats, macaw bid, meerkats and some younger cats that were in a seperate arrears and which you could feed as well. Wasn’t too bad a day here. For Farang its 300 baht each. Thai people pay less,
    Written 7 August 2023
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  • Traveller20175
    Arizona529 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles