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Kanchanaburi is home to the Bridge on the River Kwai and serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities suffered here during World War II.

Bridge on the River Kwai

The museum highlights the plight of the POWs and Asian labourers tortured by the Japanese, whilst the beautifully maintained WWII cemetery 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 on the River Kwai are along the Death Railway, in a specially-restored train, or by river on a colonial-style cruise 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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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Thailand specialists on 01993 838 115

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