"Motorbike day trip to the Temples." Kanchanaburi Things to Do Tip by kanchman

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  Wat Tham Suea at the back of the Japanese Temple.
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  • Wat Tham Suea at the back of the Japanese Temple. - Kanchanaburi
      Wat Tham Suea at the back of the Japanese Temple.
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  • Wat Tham Suea giant Buddha image. - Kanchanaburi
      Wat Tham Suea giant Buddha image.
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  • Buddha that you can see above the treeline. - Kanchanaburi
      Buddha that you can see above the treeline.
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  • Fantastic gardens behind the Temple. - Kanchanaburi
      Fantastic gardens behind the Temple.
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If you rent a motorbike you can visit many different places in the area around Kanchanaburi town. Bikes are readily available to rent on the main backpacker strip ( Thanon Mae Nam Khwae ) for around 200B per day.
I would recommend visiting Wat Tham Suea ( Tiger Cave Temple ) it's about 25 km from town ( all directions below ) . On your way back from Wat Tham Suea there is a loop you can take to drive through the wonderful countryside and visit other large Buddha images and Khao Poon Cave.

Directions- Take the main road ( 323 ) heading out of town towards Bangkok. After about 5km you will see a Tesco superstore on the right hand side, take the next right turning at the traffic lights. You travel past some government buildings and cross over the River Khwae. Take the first turning on the left . This road follows the river. Drive maybe 20km and you will see the Tiger Cave Temple on your right, very difficult to miss.

Return to town on the same road but this time take a left away from the bridge to the government buildings. Drive for about another 20km look for the right turning to Kanchanaburi. Follow this road- look for the Buddha on the left above the treeline. Follow the road to the end and turn right again towards Kanchanaburi. Fantastic gardens behind the temple on the left on this road. Stay on this road to get to Khao Poon Cave on the right.
At Khao Poon visit the view point and the large Buddha image a further 1km up the hill in the temple grounds.
Leave Khao Poon Temple and turn left and follow the signposts back into town.

Address: Area around Kanchanaburi town.

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