Kanchanaburi Travel Guide
Thailand's third largest province, Kanchanaburi covers some 19,473 square (and often mountainous) kilometres, and borders Myanmar (Burma) to the west of Bangkok.
Kanchanaburi is the site of the world-famous Bridge Over The River Kwae, immortalised in books and movies, and gateway to a region of rugged natural beauty where mountains and fertile river valleys, which have inspired the development of hydro-electric power, and where labyrinthine dam reservoirs provide further scenic elements to the province's natural beauty.
Beyond the compact provincial capital, some 130 kilometres, and a comfortable two-hour drive from Bangkok, where the Kwae Yai and Kwae Nois Rivers unite to form the Mae Klong River, Kanchanaburi unfolds in progressively arresting scenic beauty in a landscape characterised by several waterfalls, caves once inhabited by Neolithic man, national parks and tranquil riverine and reservoir settings.
Oportunities abound for bucolic living aboard rafts on dazzling rivers and reservoirs, and provide the focal point for memorable holidays for nature lovers who delight in natural surroundings and pleasures without sacrificing basic comforts.