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Read more about Kanchanaburi

For history, natural beauty, activities and accessibility, Kanchanaburi province is tough to beat. Located just 128 kilometres from Bangkok, Kan (as it's known to locals) is home to pristine national parks, cavernous caves, majestic rivers, lakes, waterfalls and temples. For many though, all this takes a backseat to the area's World War II history. Thousands of allied prisoners of war (POWs) and forced labourers lost their lives while building a Japanese military supply line known as the Death Railway, which cut through the province and linked Bangkok to Burma by way of a precarious and heavily bombed track.

Home to some 35,000 people, the provincial capital town of Kanchanaburi sits alongside the River Kwai (pronounced ‘khwae'), surrounded by sugarcane fields and dramatic mountains to the west. The town's signature landmark is a rail bridge built by POWs and made famous by the 1957 film, Bridge ... Read our complete Kanchanaburi travel guide

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A floating restaurant on the river Kwai. A steam locomotive in Kanchanaburi. The bridge on the River Kwai. Buddha Statues in a cave in Kanchanaburi. Sunrise on the River Kwai. Street food. Street food stall in Kanchanaburi. The Erawan National Park. Waterfall at the Erawan National Park. The Erawan waterfall in Kanchanaburi. Moonrise Kingdom Death Railway ... Young Thai woman at No2 step Thais enjoying No1 step. First step Bridge over the River Kwai Kanchanaburi Station Food #5 Kanchanaburi Station Food #2 Kanchanaburi Station Food #4 Kanchanaburi-Nam-Tok-3880 Don't Clambing Up Kanchanaburi-Nam-Tok-3841 Kanchanaburi-Nam-Tok-3936 Kingfisher on the lookout #2 CSC_5575 Kwai-joen silta Kayaking on the River Kwai, Thailand Tiger Temple 4 17-5-10-014-FP4 Wat Saam Prasob Death Railway. Monk & Tiger Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi Muang Singh, Kanchanaburi Light on the river, Kanchanaburi Tiger Temple, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok Yai national park, Kanchanaburi Mountain scenery, Kanchanaburi Krasae cave, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok Noi waterfall, Kanchanaburi Sound and light show, Kanchanaburi Flower, Kanchanaburi Muang Singh, Kanchanaburi Tiger Temple, Kanchanaburi River light, Kanchanaburi War cemetary, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok Noi waterfall Bridge festival and light show Bridge festival