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Kanchanaburi Travel Guide: 463 reviews and 1,333 photos

Take a trip to Kanchanaburi

Probably the main draw to Kanchanburi is the "Bridge over the River Kwai". I've been to Kancahaburi a couple times and have always enjoyed my visits. Walks along the river are nice and cool although recent development is changing the face of the rivers edge. But to see the bridge and stop for a moment to realize what it actually represents is something that is worth doing. The bridge itself isn't that interesting! Just the history behind it.

Many Cemetaries

There are many Cemetaries in Kanchanaburi. Many hold soldiers from many nationalities that died building the railroad.

War Museum

At the JEATH War Museum you can learn of the cruelties suffered during the building of the railway line from Thailand into Burma.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lot's of history!
  • In a nutshell:Nice Area and it's got a famous bridge!
  • Last visit to Kanchanaburi: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2003
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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2006 at 4:47 AM

    Very nice page Scott. Yes, it does evoke memories of the movie, with Alec Guiness.

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2005 at 3:05 AM

    Great page! I'll be there in October and can't wait!!! :)

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 1:39 PM

    Beautiful National Park and the waterfalls looks very nice even without much water on it!!! nice photos.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 2:28 AM

    This is a very interesting page,Scott. Great pictures, also. It is always good to know a few words of the local language.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 11:36 AM

    A great page which brings back memories of my trip to Kanchanaburi. I didn't go to the waterfalls though.

  • ecuriocity's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2003 at 12:14 AM

    Hey Scott, the trail hikes sure look good. Any idea if mountainbiking is allowed there? The nibbling fish brought back mems of the movie Piranha!!! Euuck!! and the bridge, Cassandra Crossing.

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2003 at 8:07 AM

    What a kewl page....although I don't think that I could handle the fishy experience in the pools of water. Those kids looked like me about that age trying to ride my sisters bike! Great page!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2003 at 11:05 PM

    Great Views and I liked the school kids even if they are shy! Ferry Boat looks like a great Boat even though it is history!:-))

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2003 at 7:01 PM

    Yes I did see the movie Bridge over the River Kwai, many moons ago , but it left a deep impression on me.two Dutch guys you met Eh ,can you believe these Dutchies ,you find them everywhere Great page Scott

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2003 at 12:32 PM

    A great page - very informative and entertaining! The nibbling fish would be a bit disconcerting!

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