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Thailand - Kanchanaburi Province

Kanchanaburi province is the largest province in the central region of Thailand. A predominantly mountainous province with a land border with Myanmar conected by passes, and four other Thai central region provinces, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Suphan Buri and Uthai Thani plus one northern region province, Tak.

The administrative of Kanchanaburi Province districts are

Amphoe Muang Kanchanaburi 128 km from Bangkok
Amphoe Saiyok
Amphoe Sangkhlaburi
Amphoe Si Sawat
Amphoe Thong Pha Phum

There are a number of major tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi province:

Ban kao Museum, Amphoe Muang Kanchanaburi, houses many excavated artifacts from a nearby Neolithic archeological dig

Bridge over the River Kwai (River Khwae). Located in Amphoe Muang Kanchanaburi, the famous Bridge over the River Kwai is part of the World War II 'death railway' controlled by the Japanese Army but built largely by prisoners of war.

Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park in Amphoe Si Sawat is well known for the Tham Lot cave systems, through which a stream flows.

Erawan National Park the second NP in Amphoe Si Sawat is home to Erawan Waterfall a waterfall of note.

Hin Dat Hot Springs - in the Si Nakharin National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum - where visitors can take a hot dip!

Khaophang Waterfall is located close to the end of the 'death' railway line. Best visited during the wet season between July and October.

Khao Laem Dam in Amphoe Thong Pha Phum is a resort area that has developed around a scenic reservoir and hydro-electric plant.

Muang Sing Historical Park located in Amphoe Saiyok is the home of the ruins of Muang Sing, an 800 year old Khmer style fortress

Saiyok National Park is home to the famous Soiyok Yai Waterfall and a location for (white) water rafting down the River Khwae Noi (Minor Kwai) a totally unpolluted river with beautifully scenery.

Si Nakharin National Park another NP partly in in Amphoe Si Sawat and partly in Amphoe Thong Pha Phum is the location of Huai Khamin Waterfall.

Wat Wang Wiwekaram in Amphoe Sangkhlaburi contains a large marble Buddha image and a great pagoda.




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