Visitors may not have heard of this province but it’s likely they know about the nearby bridge over the River Kwai. Many Allied prisoners of war perished during World War II building the infamous Death Railway. The bridge itself is very unassuming; today it’s still used occasionally by local train traffic.
Visit the nearby museum which chronicles life in the POW camps and the history of the jungle railroad’s construction (there is even a simulated Allied bombardment). Also take a walk through the immaculately maintained Allied War Cemetery where you’ll find the graves of more than 8 000 POWs who died working on the bridge and railway for the Japanese imperial Army. It’s a very moving experience. Kanchanaburi can be seen as a day trip from Bangkok – but better if you spend a couple of days there.
Canals & Rivers
Culture & Heritage
Explore the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak, see how colorful fruits and vegetables are transported on boats through canals and sold enroute or at the market. Discover a whole new world of “markets” in Thailand, you will be amazed that they exist even on railway tracks. Take a pick from our choice of market tour combinations to make for a fulfilling full-day excursion from Bangkok.