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Beyond the modern city center and bountiful natural wonders, the western town of Kanchanaburi possesses a dark history. Known primarily for the famous Death Railway or Burma Railway built in WWII, the town honors their war victims that built the bridge at the JEATH War Museum. Visit the Hellfire Pass, a museum and memorial for soldiers who passed during the construction of the bridge. Apart from its dark past, Kanchanaburi's national parks such as the Erawan National Park offer a serene escape from the busting city. The town's parks are also a hub for recreational activities such as hiking and swimming.

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12 Dec WED 27° 22°
13 Dec THU 27° 21°
14 Dec FRI 28° 21°
15 Dec SAT 29° 21°
16 Dec SUN 30° 22°
17 Dec MON 30° 22°
18 Dec TUE 30° 22°

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The Legend of Kanchanaburi

Discover the history of this town in West Thailand as you walk through its busy center and see its signature river views

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About Kanchanaburi

Beyond the modern city center and bountiful natural wonders, the western town of Kanchanaburi possesses a dark history. Known primarily for the famous Death Railway or Burma Railway built in WWII, the town honors their war victims that built the bridge at the JEATH War Museum. Visit the Hellfire Pass, a museum and memorial for soldiers who passed during the construction of the bridge.


Apart from its dark past, Kanchanaburi's national parks such as the Erawan National Park offer a serene escape from the busting city. The town's parks are also a hub for recreational activities such as hiking and swimming.

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    32° 20°

  • MAR - MAY
    35° 25°

  • JUN - AUG
    33° 24°

  • SEP - NOV
    32° 32°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +07:00

  • Currency
    Thai Baht

    1USD = 32.83THB

  • Best Time To Visit
    • NOV

      Loy Krathong Festival

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