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Sai Yok National Park 

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Sai Yok National Park
Mae Hong Son
Erawan Falls
River Kwai Bridge
Mae Sot Myawaddy
Umphang Outdoors
Visiting Kanchanaburi's waterfalls and the River Kwai Tour  
Kanchanaburi Tours are through the border area towards Myanmar sugarcane, hill forest, National Parks, reservoir and Waterfall County, an excellent blend for non-beach comber tourists.

The most famous in the whole province is by far the River Kwai Bride which draws every year hundreds of busloads of tourist from all over the world to have a look for the famous WW2 bridge.

Many people travel to exotic places such as Thailand to find breathtaking beauty and to encounter diverse adventure and cultural activities in the border area between Thailand-Myanmar around Kanchanaburi, Mae Sot, Mae Hong Son, Umphang and other remote adventure places.

                                                    Kanchanaburi City Tour Map
There is a lot to see such as mountain jungle trekking, rafting, green nature, great river resorts, kayaking, fishing, hiking, wildlife, music, tasty Thai food and more. Small hotels along the River Kwai invite to stay, several are floating in the stream and easy making trips into the jungle with several spectacular waterfalls around such as the Erawan Waterfall, Sai Yok Fall, and Huai Khamin Cascades.

The Erawan Falls are not the biggest but probably the most beautiful in the world. That's the reason why the Bangkok crown clog the highway every weekend and holidays since Thailand is the world champion of holidays you can imagine what's going on in the province and a hotel outside the city has most of the time a beautiful river location,

Kanchanaburi River Kwai Tours close to the border of Thailand and Myanmar are a good combination in this fascinating tropical area. Not only has the province a spectacular nature, waterfalls, outdoor activities, river resorts and hotels a lot to offer, here is one Kanchanaburi National Park reservoir embedded in the park, this place is towards the Thailand-Myanmar border. The wilderness of the border area is home to wildlife such as elephants, bears, tigers and plenty of exotic birds.
river kwai floating cottages

Another tourist destination was the "Tiger Temple" in Kanchanaburi

Now you might think why "was"?

Because the authorities closed it down in 2016 for illegal wildlife trafficking. Their monastery functioned as a breeding center for tigers and every day the monks made several shows with the animals and got a lot of money from the visiting tourists who came to this place in Kanchanaburi mostly with tour buses from Bangkok. The second business was a hidden one (as usual in Thailand) and that was a dirty operation. 

They killed the young tigers and stored them in refrigerators in the Buddhist monastery. After they sold the organs to Chinese traffickers who smuggled them to China and sold them for a fortune. There are always some mad Chinese  who think by eating these organs they get their "sausage" up again. Typical what Thai monks are doing every day, almost every year one or two illegal activities of this guys come to light.
"Tiger Temple".  But whatever strange business these guys are doing (no women involved) Kanchanaburi Province is a pretty one the right place when in Bangkok and get bored in the capital.

The Bridge over the River Kwai

Kanchanaburi Photos
The death railway story got famous after the movie David Lean made about it. The first version of the bridge was finished in 1943 completely in wood. In April the same year the steel bridge -above- was constructed. The steel segments with the bow are still the original one. The other steel segments have been put in place after the 2. world war.

Estimates are that about 16.000 POW -prisoner of war- died during building the bridge and the railway to the Myanmar - Burma border. The Japanese army pressed the POW to have the 415 km railway finished in 16 month.
About 60 km south of Mawlamyine or Moulmeine in Myanmar , at Thanbyuzayat, there is also a large, well maintained war cemetery for thousands of Allied prisoners-of-war who died during World War II while constructing the infamous ‘death railway’ for the Japanese.

The Allied Forces bombed the bridge in 1945 when the bridge was in use for about 20 month. It is estimated that additionally about 100 000 worker from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia died during construction. More than half a century after World War Two, there are still questions about the existence of the famous "River Kwai Bridge" and its fate. In the novel that became a popular film, the bridge was built by British prisoners of war and destroyed by British commandos, read more .

Today Kanchanaburi City is a major day tour destination from Bangkok.
  1. pretty Thailand pictures
  2. death railway
  3. River Kwai reservoir
  4. river kwai resort
  5. Kanchanaburi Tour on the River Kwai Noi
  6. river kwai jungle rafts
  7. river kwai bridge (1)
  8. floating raft hotels
  9. hintok jungle camp
  10. hintok jungle camp (1)
  11. floating hotels on the river kwai
  12. freed pow
How to get the pagoda there

Green Kanchanaburi Tours

Kanchanaburi Photos
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  1. Kanchanaburi and the WW2 prison camp
  2. Kanchanaburi and the WW2 prison camp 1