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A busy, bright and modern city on the River Kwai, nestled amongst some of Thailand’s most beautiful nature, Kanchanaburi was once at the centre of one of World War II’s most brutal ventures. The city is best known for being home to the infamous ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ and the Death Railway, and has many sights and memorials associated with its construction, using Allied POWs, by the Japanese in 1943. With these harrowing events beautifully remembered but left in the past, Kanchanaburi offers a relaxed and vibrant riverside setting that makes it a lovely place to be.

Kanchanaburi at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Kanchanaburi:

GMT +7
time difference
11.5 HOURS
flight time
31 thousand
famous landmark
local food
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Thailand Highlights Tour Tour

13 days from £2,590pp
  • Cruise the Mekong
  • Buddhist White Temple
  • Hill Tribes in Mae Kampong