is Thailand´s third largest of 76 provinces. It is located
130 km west of Bangkok and covers an
area of 19,480 km². About 735,000
inhabitant are living in Kanchanaburi province which borders
Myanmar (Burma) at the north-west.
Kanchanaburi town has a population of 54,000
and was originally established by King Rama
I as a first line of defence against the Burmese, who might
use the old invasion route through the Three
Pagodas Pass on the Thai-Myanmar border. It is situated on the
River Kwai and the home of the famous
Bridge on the River Kwai, immortalized
in Pierre Boulle´s same named novel and David Lean's movie.
Every year in late November and early December
the River Kwai Bridge Festival is held
at the bridge with a spectacular Sound &
Light Show. This event reminds to the history of the Death
Railway and the bombardments during World
Province itself captivates beautiful nature
and friendly people with their native
charm. Major attractions include several
caves (that were once inhabited by neolithic
man), national parks and last, but not
least, the River Kwai.
unique Erawan Waterfalls with
its seven levels set amongst rough jungle in the Erawan
National Park are worth a visit and rank among the most
beautiful falls in Asia.
features also 3 war museums, 2 war
cemeteries, a national museum,
a historical park, hot
springs, some worth seeing Thai and
Chinese temples and the one and only Death
Railway and much more ...