Kanchanaburi is a historic WWII site. The city is home to war cemeteries, war museums, the bridge on the River Kwai, Hellfire Pass, and scenic national parks.

Bridge on the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi

Attractions Within Kanchanaburi City

Our top picks for things to see and do within the main town of Kanchanaburi:

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • JEATH War Museum
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Chungkai War Cemetery

Attractions Near Kanchanaburi CIty

If you have time to venture further into the province of Kanchanaburi, these attractions are located about 1 hour north-west of town on the way to Sai Yok National Park.

Erawan Falls

Hellfire Pass

Where to stay in Kanchanaburi City?

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Floating Hotels in Kanchanaburi

The famous floating hotels are located north-west of Kanchanaburi City on the Kwae Noi River. The hotels are accessed by longtail boat that depart hourly from Phutakien Pier.

The Float House River Kwai

Best Comfort & Ammenities

River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Best Value: Eco-Resort with no electricity or internet!

Phutakien Pier is a 45 minute drive from town and is out towards Hellfire Pass and Sai Yok National Park. There is secure parking at the pier – please do not attempt to access the hotels directly by road.

Kanchanaburi Tour Itineraries

Olsen in tours is based in Chiang Mai, but Kanchanaburi is a popular waypoint for people traveling between Chiang Mai and Bangkok in both directions.

Transport Services in Kanchanaburi

If you plan to travel to Kanchanaburi independently, there are bus and taxi services

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