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Kanchanaburi Travel Guide  

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Kanchanaburi is the capital city of the Kanchanaburi Province, which is the third largest in Thailand and stretches as far as the Myanmar border. The city lies at the convergence of the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai with the Mae Klong River.
Kanchanaburi is 150 km from Bangkok, the Thai capital. You can use the air-conditioned buses and train services which ply from the capital to Kanchanaburi. You could also avail of special steam trains coming from Wang Pho.
The climate of Kanchanaburi is ideal all year round, but people usually prefer to visit during the months of November–February when it is cool with an average temperature of 25°C. July to October sees an abundance of rainfall which is ideal for nature trips.
Kanchanaburi has a population of more than 52,000 people. The region is considered to be a major source of Thai blue sapphires.

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Overall Guide : Kanchanaburi attracts several tourists because of the bridge over the Kwai Noi, which was made famous by a popular 1957 movie, Bridge over the River Kwai, and novel which depicted events centred on the Bridge. The structure was also the... more starting point of the ‘Death Railway’, which got its name from the death of 160,000 prisoners of World War II and workers who constructed the line in hellish conditions. A part of the original bridge is on display at the War Museum, while war memorials can be found at the Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum outside the city. Near Kanchanaburi, you can tour the town of Nakhon Pathom, which has the world’s highest Buddhist stupa, the Three Pagodas Pass (at the border of Thailand and Myanmar) and the Tiger Temple in the Sai Yok district where tamed tigers roam. Also visit the Erawan Waterfalls (one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand) and the Erawan National Park with its variety of Asian flora and fauna.
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Overall Guide : The main streets is a little too exhaust-filled, but the River Kwai is beautiful.
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