Attractions

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Address:
    Maenamkwai Rd, Tambon Tha Ma Kham, Amphoe Mueang Kanchanaburi, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand .

    The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Siam–Burma Railway, the Thai–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometre (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). The name used by the Japanese Government is Thai–Men-Rensetsu-Tetsudou (泰緬連接鉄道), which means Thailand-Myanmar-Link-Railway.

    The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later.

    Between 180,000 and 250,000 Southeast Asian civilian labourers (rōmusha) and about 61,000 Allied prisoners of war were subjected to forced labour during its construction. About 90,000 civilian labourers and more than 12,000 Allied prisoners died.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Railway

  • Wat Tham Suea

    Address:
    Muang Chum Tha Muang Kanchanaburi 71110 .

    Wat Tham Sua is one of famous temples in Kanchanaburi. Those who are coming to visit this temple will see a beautiful Buddha image from far away because, in this temple, there is the largest Buddha Image in Kanchanaburi located. Apart from respecting to the Buddha Image, visitors also come here in order to make a respect to holy relics in Ketkaew Prasat Chedi. This temple is situated in Tha Muang District, where visitors can stop over before arriving in the city of Kanchanaburi. Note, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple) is not Tiger Temple (Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua).

    When arriving in Wat Tham Sua, visitors will automatically notice that there is a car park and stalls for food and souvenirs in front of the temple. After getting inside of the temple area, visitors who need to go to respect the Buddha image need to make a choose between climbing up via 157 steep steps staircase or take a round trip tram ticket to the hill top, very cheap for the ticket though.

    At the hill top, visitors will see the largest Buddha Image situated in out-door area. This largest Buddha Image, named Chin Prathanporn, was built in 1973. This Buddha image is about 18 meters high and 10 meters wide. Visitors usually make respect here before move up to respect holy relics at Ketkaew Prasat and see panoramic view there. The view is really outstanding with Mae Klong River and green color of gigantic rice fields. Visitors are able to see Chinese Pagoda from Wat Tham Khao Noi Located next to this temple.

    https://thailandtourismdirectory.go.th/en/info/attraction/detail/itemid/3141