Kanchanaburi is a town known for the World War II Death Railway bridge across the River Kwai, as well as for its national parks, museums, historic buildings and natural wonders. The famed Bridge was the subject of an iconic Hollywood film. Just steps away, the Death Railway Museum showcases local military history, while the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery commemorates Burmese POWs who died building the railway. The JEATH War Museum chronicles the history of this region in World War II with artifacts, exhibits, documents, photographs and ephemera. For a more general history of the region, the Ban Kao National Museum displays regional and natural history.

    For family-friendly and cultural activities, the Erawan National Park offers cave exploration and waterfalls. ElephantsWorld allows you to get hands-on with these majestic beasts. Alpaca Hill is the first Alpaca breeding farm in Thailand. At the JJ Night Market Kanchanaburi, you can explore dozens of vendor stalls to find souvenirs, gifts, arts and crafts. The Resort Water Park offers a giant activity pool, water slides and splash park fun for all.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Kanchanaburi

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      The best places to go shopping in Kanchanaburi include markets and shopping streets where you can purchase keepsakes of your vacation in this nostalgic town. It’s a fascinating city with plenty of history and culture and with unique arts and handicrafts to match. Kanchanaburi’s walking streets are atmospheric, and lively night markets bustle with independent vendors selling everything from local...

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      The best things to do after dinner in Kanchanaburi include more than just drinking cheap booze aplenty in the town’s tourist-centric bars. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a tipple after a day in the tropical heat, but in this western Thailand town, you can also admire historical architecture, shop at night markets and see iconic landmarks at...

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