Visit Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
Kanchanaburi is home to the Bridge over the River Kwai, and serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities suffered here during World War II. Also nearby is Erawan National Park.
Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai, Thailand
Kanchanaburi is home to the Bridge over the River Kwai and serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities suffered here during World War II.
Bridge over the River Kwai
The museum highlights the plight of the POWs and Asian labourers tortured by the Japanese, whilst the beautifully maintained WWII cemetary provides a quiet sanctuary for reflection. Take time to visit the bridge itself as well as the jungle cutting disturbingly known as Hell Fire Pass.
The most luxurious ways to reach the Bridge over the River Kwai are along the Death Railway, in a specially-restored train, or by river, on a colonial boat.
Erawan National Park
Not far from the provincial town of Kanchanaburi is Erawan National Park, which is renowned for its elephant and colourful birdlife - of which there are more than 300 resident species.
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Accommodation in Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
The Float House
Surrounded by jungle and developed with the eco-conscious traveller in mind, the Float House consists of 20 boutique floating villas, tastefully decorated and with a private balcony and pier to enjoy the panoramic river views.
Hintock Tented Camp
Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is the latest set of luxury safari tents built along the Kwai River. Each tent has an adjacent open-air bathroom with hot and cold shower, toilet and wash-basin.
Activities in Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
Cruise the River Kwai on a Colonial style cruise boat
The RV River Kwai combines the grandest luxuries of the colonial era with ten wood-lined, deluxe air-conditioned cabins, with a window looking out over the river.
Explore the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai
Visit the Jeath War museum, which houses a replica of the bamboo huts used to accommodate allied prisoners of war (POWS) during the occupation. You also visit the nearby war cemetery before you reach the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.