is most famous for the Bridge on the Kwai and the World War II Death
Railway. Certainly, much evidence of the War still remains in Kan.
Row upon row of war graves, the remains of the railway whose construction
cost untold lives and suffering, and of course, the infamous bridge
itself, immortalized in several novels and movies.
despite its dark past, Kanchanaburi is without doubt one of the
most exotically beautiful places on earth. Fast-flowing rivers carve
their way through tooth-shaped mountains and dense jungles, where
tigers still roam. The province’s natural wonders make Kanchanaburi
a prime destination for ecotourists and adventurers. Five national
parks and some of the world’s finest remaining wildlife sanctuaries
make Kanchanaburi ideal for jungle hikes, rafting and camping out.
Kan also has some of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls and
fascinating caves for spelunkering enthusiasts.
the movie The Deerhunter? The forests along the River Kwai
are where many of the scenes were filmed. Take a raft upstream for
the full ‘jungle’ experience.
ordinary-looking iron Bridge over the River Khwae (or Kwai) is still
Kanchanaburi’s main attraction, visited every year by veterans of
the Second World War.
Three Pagodas Pass
almost legendary outpost on the wild western border between Thailand
and Burma. If the rebels are willing you’ll be able to cross over
the other side to pick up some of the local produce.