Home to the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai
, Kanchanaburi is an increasingly popular destination due to its amazing natural beauty, historical importance, and relaxed small-town atmosphere. Accommodation in Kanchanaburi ranges from inexpensive jungle bungalows to boutique spa resorts that abut the River Kwai.
Aside from the Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi is also home to some of the prettiest countryside in Thailand. Erawan Falls, nestled in the rainforests of Erawan National Park, are considered by many to be the most spectacular in the northern part of the country.
The famous Tiger Temple is also located in Kanchanaburi. The temple takes care of rescued tigers, and for a small donation, guests can pet the residents and be photographed with them. The Tiger Temple
is a short drive outside of the township, and travelers can easily book a transfer from any hotel in Kanchanaburi.
While the nightlife tends to be very tame in Kanchanaburi, there are plenty of beer bars and pubs geared towards travelers wanting to trade travel tales. The city center
also has an abundance of food stalls and markets that light up pockets of the town after dark.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kanchanaburi for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.