Travel to Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is located 129 kilometers from Bangkok. Tourists have several options to travel to the province with car, bus and train.

Car

1st Route: Only 2 hours by using Thailand Route 4 (Phetkasem Road) pass Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom Province, Ban Pong district, Tha Muang district (on Ratchburi route) and reach Kanchanaburi province area

2nd Route: By Thailand Route 338 from Bangkok to Nakhon Chai Si district then use Thailand Route 4 leading to Kanchanaburi province. Bus from Bangkok runs on Borommaratchachonnani road and use Thailand Route 4 heading toward Nakhon Chai Si district and Nakhon Pathom Province, then use Thailand Route 323 pass Ban Pong district, Tha Maka district and Tha Muang district and reach Kanchanaburi province area with total distance of 129 kilometers.

Bus

Southern Bus Terminal
Bus leaves every 20 minutes and spend around 2 hours.
More information, contact: Kanchanaburi Tour 0-2894-6134, 0-2435-5012 (Bangkok), 034-512-855 (Kanchanaburi)

Northern Bus Terminal
Bus leaves every hour and spend around 3 hours with Bor Khor Sor (Transport Co., Ltd.) 999 bus: Bangkok-Dan Chedi Sam Ong for tourist going to Thong Pha Phum district and Sangkhlaburi district.
More information, contact: 0-2936-2852-66 ext. 209, 206, 226, 311, 442 and Kanchanaburi Bor Khor Sor 034-511-387

Train

Train travel is regarded as one of charm of voyage but it spends more time and is a leisure travel.
Train leaves from Bangkok Noi station everyday, 2 rounds par a day at 07.40 and 13.50 hrs. and spend around 3 hours.
More information, contact: Bangkok Noi station, Tel: 0-2411-3102
During Saturday-Sunday and holiday, State Railway of Thailand provides exclusive trains heading for Kanchanaburi waterfalls.
More information, contact: State Railway of Thailand, Tel: 1690 or www.railway.co.th

The Bridge of the River Kwai and Death Railway

Information: The world significant historic monument is a part of Death Railway built during World War II. Japanese troop forced around 61,700 prisoners of war from the Allies countries including UK, USA, Australia, Netherlands and New Zealand as well as a great number of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Javanese, Malayo-Indonesia, Burmese and Indian laborers to build strategic railway in order for a route leading to Burma. As a part of the bridge crosses Kwai Yai River, it was required to build the bridge. Bridge and railway construction suffered more hardship caused by war and sickness as well as food shortage resulting in loss of thousands prisoners of war.

river-kwai

Transportation: From Bangkok, use Pinklao-Nakhon Chai Si road (Thailand Route 338) heading toward Nakhon Pathom province, then go through Ratchburi province and pass Nakhon Chai Si intersection. Go straight and pass a bridge leading to Ban Phaeo district and reach Nakhon Pathom province and pass an intersection leading to Suphanburi province, then you find a bridge to Kanchanaburi province.

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Khuean Srinagarindra National Park – Huai Mae Kamin Waterfall

Information: Khuean Srinagarindra National Park covers area of 3 districts – Sai Yok, Si Sawat and Thong Pha Phum – of Kanchanaburi province. With natural beautifulness unique, river sources of Kwai Yai River above Srinagarindra Dam provide greenish forest with sensational hills, plentiful wild animals and significant natural spots such as Huai Mae Kamin Waterfall, hot spring, cave and lake and so on. This area is a major natural attraction of Kanchanaburi.

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Transportation: Use Thailand Route 323, pass Kanchanaburi city then use Kanchanaburi-Erawan Waterfall route (Thailand Route 3199) pass Pra That Hui Pu Mud Cave (Pu Mud temple). From here, route is a gravel road leading to Huai Mae Kamin Waterfall. Total distance is 104 kilimeters.

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Thong Pha Phum National Park – Khao Chang Puak

Information: Thong Pha Phum National Park covers Huay Kayeng National Forest and Khao Chang Puak forest located in Thong Pha Phum district and Sangkhlaburi district. Most of its area is steep hills, part of Tenasserim Hills, and lacks of plain. In Thong Pha Phum National Park, forest is abundant and has rare wild animals and plants. Scenery of steep hills impresses all visiting tourists and has enormous beautiful waterfall such as Khao Yai Waterfall, Nam Dip Yai Waterfall, Chok Kradin Waterfall and Bi Teng Waterfall as well as trekking route to Khao Khad Viewpoint with 2 kilometers for adventurous tourists to trekking and seeing magnificent view of nature from here.

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Transportation: Use Thailand Route 323 to reach pass Thong Pha Phum district then use Thailand Route 3272 to reach a survey area that provisional national park office located at Huai Pak Khok village, 30 kilometers from Thong Pha Phum town.

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Tiger Cave Temple

Information: As a beautiful and remarkable temple located in Tha Muang district, Kanchanaburi, “Tiger Cave Temple” is a large temple with eye-catching aesthetics from the biggest Blessing Posture Statue of Buddha in the province. Its aesthetics is not depending on large-size but also its decoration crated by golden mosaic all around the statue that attracts people continuously. As we walk into the temple’s area, we find exquisite beautifulness of plenty of Thai classic art including main hall with four gable ends and Sema at 8 directions, molded lime telling life of Buddha on every wall within the main hall. Ketkaew Prasat Chedi (pagoda), spectacle pagoda with strange figure containing 9 floors. The top floor is placed with Buddha’s relics. Besides, when we look down from the top floor during rice farming season, we see extending paddy fields endlessly.

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Transportation:Tiger Cave Temple is 5 kilometers from Mae Klong Dam. Before entering the temple, we pass Mae Klong Dam and find Turn Right sign for more 2 kilometers and turn left for just 200 meters.

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Erawan Waterfall

Information: With wonderful beautifulness of crystal clear greenish water, it is demonstrated of richness by schools of Mahseer Barb are swimming joyfully. Erawan Waterfall has 7 floors. One who wishes to splash cheerfully should go to 2nd floor (Wang Majcha), large basin, not far from the first floor. It is regarded as the most beautiful floor. For adventurous one who wishes to conquer the 7th floor, it may spend more than 3 hours. Even exhausted, it’s worthwhile to see the specular view in front of you.

erawan-waterfall

Transportation:From Kanchanaburi town, use Thailand Route 3199 to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Srinakharind Dam Area and cross a bridge to Srinakharind Dam market and go through Erawan National Park Office. Total distance is 70 kilometers.

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