Photo: Plenty of history in Kanchanaburi.

Roll your own Kanchanaburi

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For some, Kanchanaburi makes for an emotional journey through a chapter of the Second World War. For others it’s little more than a chance to cross the bridge over the River Khwae off the old bucket list. And for many more, it’s an opportunity to hang with elephants or hike to sublime waterfalls. Given the vast scope of things to see and do in Thailand’s third largest province, it pays to do some prior planning. How much time do you have?

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Ways and means You’ll find many different methods of getting around Kanchanaburi and the transport can be a big part of the fun. A ride on the Death Railway is a popular activity in and of itself. Those looking to explore further afield should consider renting a car or motorbike (make sure your travel insurance will cover you) to allow for optimal freedom. Otherwise you could arrange a private songthaew for day trips or book a guided tour. Cheap public buses access some outlying attractions, like Hellfire Pass and Erawan Waterfall, but not others, such as Prasat Mueang Singh and Huai Mae Khamin ... Travelfish members only (Around 700 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Popular attractions in Kanchanaburi

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Kanchanaburi.

Best places to stay in Kanchanaburi

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Kanchanaburi.

What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Kanchanaburi.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Read up on where to eat on Kanchanaburi.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Kanchanaburi.
 Read up on how to get to Kanchanaburi, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kanchanaburi? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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