Kanchanaburi – Kanchanaburi: The City brings the past to the present

Thai tourism – Kanchanaburi is the third largest city in Thailand located 130km west of Bangkok Capital, bordering Myanmar. The city is famous for its bridge over the River Kwai, which has become not only an immortal symbol in books and movies but also possesses natural beauty with a lot of dams, lakes … captivating visitors.

River Kwai Bridge

Video reference about Kanchanaburi

From the capital, Bangkok, visitors are struggling to shake for 2 hours on the bus to the city of Kanchanaburi. The River Kwai and the famous bridge spanning the river have been known throughout the world by the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”. The movie won 7 Oscars. The Kwai River Bridge is led by Japanese troops to bring steel from Java and Allied prisoners of war to connect the Thai railway with Myanmar.

The Kwai River Bridge was once subject to frequent Allied bombardment in 1945, rebuilt at the end of the war, still in use today. Today, the River Kwai Bridge is a popular tourist destination in Thailand. According to statistics of the Thai tourism industry, each year more than 16 million tourists visit.

The guests of Hoan My DL at River Kwai Bridge

The River Kwai Bridge is perfectly normal as the other classical bridges with an iron structure with an arc, protection corridor on cement mounds. Between the bridge, there are two railway tracks running all the length connecting the banks of the River Kwai – a branch of the great river Maeklong. The bridge attracts people who like to learn about the history of war. Currently, the old steam-powered train locomotives and the road/wagon produced at the same time as the locomotive are part of the bridge – the tourist destination – with the Railway Museum located at the foot of the East Bridge.

Every year, at the end of November and early December, visitors to Kanchanaburi enjoy a large-scale cultural event: the River Kwai Bridge Festival with a spectacular light sound show that recreates the history of the war paintings occurred here more than 60 years ago. Viewers seem to go against the hellish past of the “death route” that Japanese forces have captured Allied prisoners and tens of thousands of Asian nations. Now, this area has many restaurants, bars, shops, and train and canoe services on the river to serve tourists who want to find romantic moments, enjoy the beauty of the River Kwai or experience the feeling When walking on the rails, the mountain trails.

Mueang Sing historical park

The JEATH War Museum is located on the grounds of Chaichum-phon Pagoda with houses built in the form of prisoner-of-war camps. It is known that the word JEATH is derived from the Japanese names, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland. Prison-like houses made of leaf-roofed wood with narrow bamboo sheds displaying memorials, pictures, and pictures from World War II. Prisoners who survived after the horrors of that time donated keepsakes. The museum’s opening hours are from 8:30 to 18:00.

There are two main roads to explore other attractions on the outskirts of Kanchanaburi: Westbound Road 323 is parallel to the Kwai River to the Khao Laem Dam dam. Road 3199 follows the Kwai River to the Sri Nakharin Dam.

Along Route 323 there is Muang Sing Historical Park – the ruins of an 800-year-old city – with very high archaeological value and Muang Sing (Lion City Tower). Here, 2,000-year-old skeletons and a series of temple carvings, religious statues, tools, and ceramic pieces have been found, representing a prosperous city dating back to the century. 12 to 14. The park is open daily from 7:30 to 17:30.

Not far from the park is Lawa Cave. You can explore this cave by boat from Pak Saeng dock on the Kwai river and then upstream to Sai Yok Yai waterfall. Sai Yok Yai Waterfall flows directly into the River Kwai and is a very popular attraction located in the 300km2 National Park. Outside Law, this park has many interesting caves. Southern Sai Yok Yai has another waterfall named Nam Chon that also poured directly into the river. Wildlife includes small mammals such as bats, squirrels, and some species of birds including horned hornbill and blue-winged finches. Serving guests with bungalow motels, river rafts, and camping facilities.

Khao Laem Dam is a majestic building. It has a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, guest houses, motel rooms, and a dam with multiple complexes for boating, swimming, and fishing. Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary occupies a topography of forests and high land that preserves a number of wildlife such as tigers, bears, elephants, and deer. If you want to discover this area, you must have a special license from the Royal Forestry Agency …
Along Route 3199 is 54km2 Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park – ideal for walking. The 300-meter-long Than Lot Cave near the park’s main office is the most popular attraction. The Erawan National Park, which is 550km2 wide, has a 7-story Erawan Falls that is considered one of the most beautiful falls in Thailand.

The attractions are the majestic Phra That cave with incredible stalagmites or Sri Nakharin Dam about 4km north of Erawan National Park on the southern end of the vast reservoir that connects with the National Park. Sri Nakharin family is 1,532km2 wide. This park has tourist attractions like Huai Mae Khamin 7 floors, boat service on the lake to visit the deciduous forest and bamboo forest to observe animals such as kingfishers, large parrots, bark, hornbill, sharing a stone, shouting a high pitch … But it is difficult to go to this park because it has to pass the 40km trail, only go in the dry season by motorbike, pick-up or two-wheel drive or by boat from the station Ta Kradan is located 24km north of the Sri Nakharin Dam

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