Kanchanaburi town lies 130kms west of Bangkok, bordering north-west Myanmar (Burma). The capital of Kanchanaburi province is situated on the River Kwai Noi which has been immortalized in the famed 1957 ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ movie! It is best known from World War II when the Japanese Imperial Army began constructing the infamous ‘Death Railway’ which included the Bridge Over The River Kwai. The town lies in a fertile valley with sugar-cane fields surrounded by limestone hills famous for their temple caves (once inhabited by neolithic man). Also, explore the unique Erawan Waterfalls with its seven-levels set amongst rough jungle in the Erawan National Park. See three war museums, two war cemeteries, a national museum, a historical park and hot springs.
Erawan National Park
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This unique Thai folk-style resort is set amidst tropical forests and the Saiyoke mountains. It's 16 eco-friendly floating villas are totally private, and exude rustic elegance, with wooden furniture and thached roofs that effortlessly blends with the backdrop.
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Visit Erawan National Park
Drive to Erawan National Park with the jaw-dropping seven-tiered Erawan waterfall dropping down over 1,500m. This 550-sq-km park includes the impressive cascading and pooling waterfall that feeds into Mae Nam Khwae Yai. It is said that the uppermost fall appears to resemble the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology – Erawan. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely swim in one of the seven pools created by this beautiful waterfall. Alternatively, take a walk uphill to the seventh tier to truly admire this amazing place.