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 laborers 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 colorful birdlife - of which there are more than 300 resident species.
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Places near Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
- Amphawa 50 miles away
- Bangkok 69 miles away
- Ayutthaya 73 miles away
- Khao Yai National Park 137 miles away
- Koh Samet 165 miles away
- Koh Munnork 178 miles away
- Sukhothai 208 miles away
- Phimai 216 miles away
- Phanom Rung 238 miles away
- Koh Kood 263 miles away
- Koh Tao 273 miles away
- Loei Province 281 miles away
- Koh Phangan 300 miles away
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