Central Thailand / Kanchanaburi

City Pillar

Photo: City Pillar of Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is the capital of Kanchanaburi Province. This author regards the breathtaking countryside as the chief attraction of the area. However, Kanchanaburi is principally known, not only among war-historians and movie-buffs, as the site of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai. Archaeologists come for its Neolithic burial grounds.

The town of Kanchanaburi is about 129km (81mi) west of Bangkok (over a good road, approximately 2 hours by bus or slightly longer by car) at the point two tributaries, the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai (which have their source in the Ta Now Sri Range) meet and form the Mae Klong River. The present provincial capital is a relatively new town built by King Rama III (reigned 1824-1851) in 1833. The old town was 18km (11mi) away.

What certainly pulls most tourists to Kanchanaburi, is the Bridge over the River Kwai, made famous by Pierre Boulle's book and the movie of the same name.

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Last updated: June 22, 2010