Religious Sites in Kanchanaburi

Religious Sites in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Religious Sites in Kanchanaburi

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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
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    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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  • Traveller20175
    Arizona538 contributions
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    Had seen pics of it before coming to Thailand and was looking forward to visiting this temple. Very few tourists here and loved this place. The climb to reach the dragon's head itself is around 200 steps. There are a lot of mosquitoes here so come prepared with mosquito repellent. Once you climb for a hundred or so more steps you reach the first cave temple on the left which is nice. On the right you have an open terrace and type of a pagoda but it seems abandoned and there is trash there sadly. After the first cave temple, you need to climb inside the mountain to reach the top and the temple above the mountain. But steps are steep and the staircase railing is rusted so you may not be able to hold it for support and if you do not have a head for heights then it may be a little tricky. We sadly stopped at this point but it would have been great to hike till the top. I heard that the views from the top was very nice.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • pae_Suphaporn
    Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand5 contributions
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    The temple is a beautiful applied Khmer art. It is a forest temple in the midst. The hug of the mountain has a shady atmosphere. Quiet, suitable for introspection and peace of mind. Originally, this temple had a cave as a chapel. but has now been Restored to be beautiful and magnificent by building a sandstone chapel with delicate carvings around the chapel covering the cave When walking into the Ubosot, you will reach the entrance to the cave, which has beautiful natural stalagmites and stalactites with a chimney inside the cave to let the light shine down. There are many Buddha images. including the Buddha's relics brought from the Union of Myanmar to be enshrined for tourists worship There is a Buddha image in meditation posture. enshrined as the president Near the ubosot there is also a large Buddha image to make. Buddhists also worshiped.
    Written 10 January 2022
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  • Sarah
    Southampton, UK49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great cave to visit, firstly its near a great view point (a 5 min walk up a nearby hill and steps) and then a 10 min walk from some lovely cafes with picture perfect views of the river).

    The cave cost 30 baht to enter, it was very cool and airy in there even when it was 36°C outside, which was a welcome relief! there's lots of shrines in the cave and a chamber where bats live, they can clearly be seen flying about so if you like bats then you can poke your head into this chamber! it's all very well lit so you can see the cave well.

    There are some passages as you walk through which are quite tight and small, I'm 5ft 2 and I had to crouch a couple of times. Also, you have to squeeze in some narrow passages so this wouldn't be suitable for very large people.

    After visiting the cave, we got a tuktuk from the cave to the nearby Chungkai War Cemetary (it cost 100 baht).

    I would definitely recommend this place, hardly any tourists there so maybe people don't know about it!
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • LoBommer
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,751 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A different temple as it is Chinese. Just over the bridge over the river Kwai on the right hand side. Very colourful and peaceful to walk around and sit by the river. Good photo opportunities. Rest rooms were clean.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • anilla s
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly beautiful and peaceful place. Was here on 01.01.2023. Huge area. River views. Shady trees. Beautiful temples. Simple and clean landscaping. I had a peaceful walk here. One can easily spend more than an hour here. Not sure about the prayers though. Unclear on the closing/operating hours. I highly suggest this place which for some reason is underrated.
    Written 1 January 2023
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  • हरिणः
    236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Temple with less tourists. Temple is in a small cave. Must pass via the cave as in going through the dragaon. Local belief is that cave is a dragon n must go through is get good luck. Nice quiet cool place. Few friendly lovely dogs around. Great place to meditate for awhile. More constructions at the temple is going on. Feel free to donate for this awesome Temple renovation.
    Written 29 May 2018
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since my last visit I discovered an interesting (for me anyway) linkage between this temple and the CWGC Cemetery next to it. Of course, the War Cemetery as it is often referred to, is main attraction of the tourist circuit, few if any visit the adjacent cemetery. At first glance it appears to be a typical and rather uninteresting Chinese family cemetery. BUT in the center is a memorial obelisk dedicated to the Asian workers (as opposed to the Allied POWs) who worked the Thai-Burma Railway. Unfortunately , for them. this memorial is extremely low key. Th short inscription is in Chinese and makes no actual mention of the purpose of the memorial nor the remains it contains. 75years out from the end of WW2, we are at great risk of losing the meaning of this memorial.
    It is said to contain the remains of up to 10,000 Asians (likely mainly Tamils); These remains were unearthed in the post-war period as road and building construction disturbed the area that had once been a holding area for Asian TBR workers.
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand50,384 contributions
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    We drove from Ananta River Hills Resort to Bangkok. We detoured to Wat Khao Sung Chaem Fa. The temple was peaceful, beautiful, and well maintained. The main hall was nice. The Buddha are huge. The Tori gates are beautiful. The nearby Japanese bamboo garden is nice.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a rather typical Chinese style temple with both Thai and Vietnamese influences. It is said to have been founded by Vietnamese refugees in the mid-18th century. Unfortunately, none of the earlier building remain today. All the current ones date from post-WW2.
    Its grounds include a cemetery that dates back pre-war. Also found there is an obelisk memorial to mark the grave site of over 10,000 Asian Forced Laborers who died in nearby camps following the completion of the Thai-Burma Railway.
    Quite a somber place to visit.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A relatively recent additional to Kanchanaburi's thousands of temples. This one is known as the NAGA Wat due to the multiple dragon images displayed. A truly unique place. A bit off the beaten trail but worth the scenic drive to get there.
    Written 5 February 2019
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still in progress, this temple is expanding its facilities and adding images.
    One main attraction are 2 allegorical snakes: 1) white descends from the mountain side; 2) black emerges from the depths.
    Some VERY unique buddha images.
    Wonderful photo opportunities.
    Written 15 February 2022
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