Things to do in Kanchanaburi – Thailand

Kanchanaburi, the capital of Kanchanaburi Province, is a city located in the west of Thailand. This city covers the entire territory of Tambon Ban Nuea and Ban Tai and parts of Pak Phraek and Ta Makham. Tourists have many attractions here and to cover all there is to see in Kanchanaburi, you might need a Kanchanabiri tour package of few days.

Kanchanaburi, the main tourist destination, has a truly wonderful landscape with waterfalls, forests, rivers, and caves from the Neolithic. This is the best outdoor amusement park with activities ranging from rafting, canoeing, and fishing to golf, mountain biking, and bird watching. Here is a list of things to do in Kanchanaburi Thailand,

Hellfire Museum

Enter the heart of the death railway while exploring the Hellfire Pass Museum. According to his name, the Hellfire Pass for many was hell, known for its harsh conditions and the huge number of dead. Take a walk along the canyon and the four-kilometer Memorial Trail, trying to imagine the harsh reality of this place 70 years ago. Recommended activities include boating on the river, swimming in pools near attractive waterfalls and relaxing with exotic Thai food and fruit in one of the coastal hotels. During the day, some of the following trips are recommended.

World War II Museum

Next to the bridge is a private museum (Mae Nam Khwae; Entrance 30B; 09:00 – 18:00), a real Kitch Temple, sometimes known as the JEATH War Museum, to take advantage of the popularity of another museum of the same name in the city. The collection may be the strangest set of memories under the ceiling, but the building allows itself with pictures with postcards around the bridge.


This open-air museum (Pak Frake; Entrance 30B; 20.30 – 18.00), the original JEATH, is run by monks as evidence of the atrocities of war. Historical photo posters are housed in a bamboo hut, just like those used by prisoners of war. More than just a photo gallery more than a museum, this is not very useful information, but it is honest, especially the blurry photos of surviving prisoners of war who returned to Thailand at a memorial service.

Elephant world

This is an elephant protection camp that takes care of old elephants, created in 2008. The founder is trying to give elephants a place where they can enjoy the last days without having to work. The defense camp is located in a beautiful location on the river, near the Nichigo Golf Club, about 30 km from Kanchanaburi.

Erawan National Park

For something completely different, a trip to Erawan National Park is the perfect way to get rid of all this and see the natural beauty of the province at its best. The highlight of the park is its waterfall on seven levels, pale turquoise from mineral deposits in the water, and flowing over stones in several pools deep enough to swim. Kanchanaburi to Erawan falls are often called the most beautiful waterfalls on a trip to Thailand, and because of their length, you can avoid congestion occurring at small waterfalls, due to further risk. You can spend a relaxing day before returning to the city.

Bridge over the River Kwai

Located about 3 km north of Kanchanaburi, this iron bridge over the Kwai Yai River is a major tourist attraction. The Japanese brought the bridge from Java and were part of the so-called death railway connecting Thailand and Burma. The Allied bombed bridge was rebuilt after the war using expanded original curved bridges. The middle of the bridge railing was neatly turned into a steel pavement, so you can cross the bridge on foot, and there are few side platforms between the distances.


The city itself is a place to relax, watching the water on the banks of the river, a house with rafts or restaurants on the river. Many tourists enjoy relaxing along the river with refreshments and a good book. In addition to visiting impressive waterfalls, dense forests, and the three largest Thai reservoirs, popular activities for guests are rafting, elephant trekking, and golf. Kanchanaburi is a great tourist destination for nature lovers.