Kanchanaburi is a large province in western Thailand that has many interesting places to visit. Whether you love nature, adventure, history, or trendy cafes, Kanchanaburi has something for everyone. Ticket2Attraction will help you planning your trip with a variety of exciting attractions, as well as accommodation and private car rentals.
How to Travel
🚆 By Train
Take a train which run daily from Thonburi Station in Bangkok to Namtok Station in Kanchanaburi.
The third-class train service operates twice a day, with morning train No. 257 departing at 07.50 and arriving at Kanchanaburi at 10.25, the River Kwai Bridge at 10.42, and the Namtok Station at 12.35. Afternoon train No. 259 departs at 13.55 and arrives at Kanchanaburi at 16.24, the River Kwai Bridge at 16.33, and the Waterfall Station at 18.30 hrs.
🚘 By Car
From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is takes about 3 hours drive. Each attraction in Kanchanaburi are very far from each other. For more convenient way to travel around Kanchanaburi, we suggest you to rent a private car with English speaking driver from Bangkok.
Kanchanaburi Attractions 2023
1. River Kwai Skywalk
Don't miss the chance to visit the newly opened attraction in Kanchanaburi - the Clear Glass Skywalk over the River Kwai. This 144-meter-long and 12-meter-high skywalk is a public recreation area that offers breathtaking views of the two-color river. Witness the convergence of Kwai Noi and Khwae Yai rivers, the source of the Mae Klong River. Admire the stunning Wat Tham Khao Laem temple and the way of life of the community along the River Kwai.
Open daily from 9:00-17:00 hrs.
2. Keeree Mantra
If you're looking for a cool dining experience, Keeree Mantra Restaurant is a must-visit place. It is a popular spot for locals, tourists, and travelers. Chill in the cool breeze, relax on a large bean bag, and enjoy the stunning view while sipping a drink.
Open daily from 9:30 - 21:00 hrs.
3. Tiger Cave Temple
The Tiger Cave Temple, located on the top of a mountain, is a temple and tourist attraction surrounded by rice fields. The temple features Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and mixed architecture and has buildings and pagodas. It was originally a small monastery in the Tiger Cave area but was later restored by the villagers to become a large, beautiful temple.
4. River Kwai Bridge
Your trip to Kanchanaburi is incomplete without taking a photo with the Bridge over the River Kwai. It's a landmark of Kanchanaburi and a thoroughfare of the Thon Buri - Waterfall Railway or the Death Railway. It's also regarded as the "Symbol of Peace."
5. Erawan Waterfall
Located in Erawan National Park, the Erawan Waterfall features seven layers with heights ranging from 100 to 400 meters. It is a waterfall on a limestone mountain range, giving it a bluish-green color when reflecting sunlight. It's a stunning natural attraction that you must see with your own eyes.
Sangkhlaburi is a place to rejuvenate both the body and mind, surrounded by nature. The slow-flowing river intersects with the bridge connecting Thai-Mon, and the mountains offer stunning views. Experience the slow life of the Mon people, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a tranquil getaway.
7. Tham Krasae Cave
Tham Krasae Cave, a small cave with a sacred Buddha statue. It is located at the infamous "Death Railway" where the Allies WWII prisoners are forcing to build this Thai-Burma railroad in a very harsh condition. Despite its intimidating name, the scenery is breathtaking, with a natural forest and a view of the slow-flowing river Kwai.
8. Safari Park
The first open zoo in Kanchanaburi province. It comprises two zones: the open zoo and the animal show area which feature elephant and crocodile show daily. Visitors can take a bus to the open zoo zone, where they can meet various animals such as deer, buffalo, bears, tigers, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, flamingos, and ostriches. The highlight of the area is taking stunning photo with giraffe from the jeep. Also, visitors can participate in the most exciting activity, such as taking a tiger for a walk or bottle-feeding a cub.
9. Elephant Conservation Activities at Elephant World
Elephant World provides a humane environment for elephants and offers visitors an opportunity to interact with them. Visitors can watch the elephants play in the water and eat freely, a much better alternative to the outdated practice of chaining them up for tourist rides and shows.
Mallika City is a retro town that simulates the way of life of Siamese people along the Chao Phraya River during the reign of King Rama V in the year R.E. 124. It depicts the abolition of slavery, trade contacts, cultural exchange, and civilized living, as reflected in the architecture, food, utensils, and clothing.
11. Tree Top Adventure Park Kanchanaburi
Tree Top Adventure Park Kanchanaburi is about an hour away from downtown Kanchanaburi. It offers over 40 challenging outdoor bases, such as zip lines, thrilling wooden bridges, and cycling in the air. The entire activity takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, making it a perfect half-day adventure.
12. Fly a paramotor over the Tiger Cave Temple
An extreme activity that takes visitors soaring over the countryside of Kanchanaburi and offers a unique perspective on the popular photo spot, the Tiger Cave Temple.
Stay in Kanchanaburi
For a comfortable atmosphere amidst nature, Ticket2Attraction offers lovely accommodation options. Choose from floating accommodation, Glamping-style air-conditioned tents, or romantic villas in the middle of the water to appease nature lovers seeking a slow-paced getaway.
Experience the healing power of nature at River Kwai Resotel, where relaxation is inevitable. Immerse yourself in the local culture with rooms decorated with traditional materials and modern furnishings. Enjoy the comfort of high ceilings and wooden furniture, and take in the breathtaking views from your private balcony. With amenities to help you unwind, such as a jump into the River Kwai or a visit to the nearby Mon village, there's no shortage of activities to help you relax and recharge.
Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is the perfect glamping retreat for nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by stunning scenery and rich historical significance, this campsite offers full facilities within each tent for a comfortable stay. Take a dip in the natural pool or simply relax and soak in the beautiful views of the River Kwai. Learn about the local history by visiting the Hin Tok Story Museum Camp or the Hellfire Pass Museum, both located nearby. Despite being tucked away in the forest, this campsite still provides all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
3. Jungle Rafts
Escape the chaos of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature at River Kwai Jungle Rafts. Each room is built with natural materials using the wisdom of the Mon people, and lanterns are used instead of electricity to create a truly authentic experience. Enjoy the coolness of the River Kwai, which circulates under each floating villa, while lounging on your private balcony or taking a dip in the water. This resort offers complete in-room facilities, ensuring maximum comfort and relaxation
The Float House River Kwai offers the ultimate luxury floating boutique resort experience. Nestled amidst the green mountains and flowing River Kwai, each villa boasts a unique blend of oriental and local art with teak wood furnishings. Relax on your private balcony, take a swing by the water, or jump in for a refreshing swim. This romantic retreat offers complete facilities, ensuring a comfortable and unforgettable stay.