Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kanchanaburi

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kanchanaburi

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  • Traveller20175
    Arizona538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • nisachonthaiqi
    Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The garden is well and beautiful created by the Janpaness in conjunction with Thai monk in Kanchanaburi .There are small but worth watching religion building like Shinto ,Tao ,Buddhism .
    Written 8 May 2016
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is hard to believe -- when just looking -- that the structures and statues are NOT real; most are plastic! Wonderful tour on a open vehicle that allows you to take pix at will. Plenty of shopping and food as well.
    Written 20 July 2017
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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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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC12,794 contributions
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    The Beata Mundi Regina is a located near the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi. Based on the information, it was built to honor Dutch Soldier who died during World War II during the railroad building to Burma. A nice litttle Catholic Church appropriate for visitors to the War Cemetery who may want to come and pray. Stop by to visit while in the area. It was built in 1955 with private money.
    Written 17 February 2019
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  • JJ K
    Hua Hin, Thailand172 contributions
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    There seems to be a lot of mis-information or mis-understanding about this monument. It is far different from what many believe; mostly because they failed to research it properly.
    First, it was indeed built in early 1944, before the end of WW2. It is within the boundaries of the consolidated POW camp at Kanchanaburi very close to the surviving bridge. In fact, the track to the wooden/bamboo bridge ran directly adjacent to it right thru the site of the City Hotel across the street.
    Second, it was indeed built by the Allied POWs at the behest of the Japanese camp commander. One US POW who was a stone mason claims to have supervised the building of 4 corner monuments.
    Third, it is dedicated to the tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of Asian laborers who died while building the TBR.
    WHY such a monument? Although the Japanese treated the Allied POWs and the Asian laborers with total disdain and humiliation of every kind, the Japanese Bushido culture had a different perspective of the dead. Since these people had died "doing the work of the Emperor" they were elevated to plane above the living. The four corners of the monument contain native language dedications to the different nationalities that labored and died there. In contrast to the brutality of ordeal, this is a place of peace and tranquility.
    It is a quiet, out of the way park-like setting very near the commercial hustle and bustle of the surviving bridge.
    It is well worth a few minutes walk to contemplate the fate of these many 'slaves'. Unlike the Allied POWs buried in nearby cemeteries, there is no other way to remember and honor the Asian victims. No one collected their remains. If they were even buried, those sites are lost in the jungle and commercial development over the past 75 yrs,
    Written 7 September 2020
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