Located at the convergence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers, Kanchanaburi offers travelers on luxury tours of Thailand an escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
Full of ecological and geographical wonders, Kanchanaburi Province is home to splendid conservation areas including Erawan and Srinakarin National Parks. Visitors on tours of Thailand can enjoy elephant treks, swimming in clear pools beneath waterfalls, and river cruises while staying in Kanchanaburi.
The province also played a pivotal role in Japan’s war efforts during World War II. The area is home to the Bridge over the River Kwai, immortalized by a book and film of the same name, and the Thai-Burma Death Railway. Hurriedly constructed by the Japanese using Allied prisoners of war and conscripted laborers from Southeast Asian countries, thousands of workers died building the bridge due to the brutal and unsanitary living conditions.
Rains falling in July and August, and high temperatures from March through June mean fewer crowds and easier bookings. Kanchanaburi’s high season runs from October to February with the best weather.
About a 3 hour drive north from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is best reached using a private car on Thailand's modern roads.
The wealth of ecological sites draws travelers from across the globe to the beautiful national parks found here.
Appropriate Attire :
Dress for a hike, and a swim, as most of your excursions in the area will have a place to dip in and cool off.