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Kanchanaburi Attraction
 KANCHANBURI - RIVER KWAI THAILAND                    ภาษาไทย
Kanchanaburi Province,Thailand. According to most historians, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi was located near Ban Lat Ya, a small village situated approximately 16 kilometers north of the present town. The site was repeatedly recorded in Thai history as an invasion route which the Burmese used to enter Thai Kingdoms. Kanchanaburi Province , which has mostly mountainous terrain, covers an area of approximately 19,473 square kilometers and is the third largest province in Thailand after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Situated approximately 129 kilometres west of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi shares a border with Myanmar to the west, Tak and Uthai Thani Provinces to the north, Suphan Buri and Nakhon Pathom Provinces to the east, and Ratchaburi Province to the south.In north and west Kanchanaburi, the terrain is comprised mainly of mountains and high plains, with the Thanon Thongchai Range acting as a natural border between Thailand and Myanmar. The range is the source of Kanchanaburi 's two most important rivers Maenam Khwae Noi and Maenam Khwae Yai, which form the famous Maenam Mae Klong.

Welcome to KANCHANABURI Province in Thailand.The 1950's world box-office hit movie " The Bridge on the River Kwai "

KANCHANABURI Province  As a result, several of Thailand's largest Namtok (waterfalls) and most extensive wildlife sanctuaries are found in this area.The magnificent landscape and charming beauty of Kanchanaburi have resulted in major tourist attractions including several well-known waterfalls, caves which were once inhabited by Neolithic man, pristine national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and reservoir. Together, they offer an intriguing experience for first-time or repeat visitors. Whether its fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, or even living in bamboo rafts, Kanchanaburi takes pride in offering them all. The city of Kanchanaburi is located at the point where two tributaries, the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai meet and form the Maenam Mae Klong. This is the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Khwae one of the worlds famous World War II sites which have been immortalized in print and film. In economic terms, Kanchanaburi has been doing well on a national scale, with over 10 per cent growth annually. Important industries include sugar, agricultural products and jewelry. Tourism is also a main source of income for the locals as the provinces high tourism potential has made Kanchanaburi number one among the west provinces in having the highest number of visitors each year. Residents of Kanchanaburi Province are engaged in agricultural activities. Most of the locals are of Thai ancestry with notable Mon and Karen minorities. Rural dwellers enjoy living simply and respecting nature. Moreover folk music and dances dating back at least 500 years are still performed today.
KANCHANABURI Province  As a result, several of Thailand's largest Namtok (waterfalls) and most extensive wildlife sanctuaries are found in this area.The magnificent landscape and charming beauty of Kanchanaburi have resulted in major tourist attractions including several well-known waterfalls, caves which were once inhabited by Neolithic man, pristine national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and reservoir. Together, they offer an intriguing experience for first-time or repeat visitors. Whether its fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, or even living in bamboo rafts, Kanchanaburi takes pride in offering them all. The city of Kanchanaburi is located at the point where two tributaries, the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai meet and form the Maenam Mae Klong. This is the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Khwae one of the worlds famous World War II sites which have been immortalized in print and film. In economic terms, Kanchanaburi has been doing well on a national scale, with over 10 per cent growth annually. Important industries include sugar, agricultural products and jewelry. Tourism is also a main source of income for the locals as the provinces high tourism potential has made Kanchanaburi number one among the west provinces in having the highest number of visitors each year. Residents of Kanchanaburi Province are engaged in agricultural activities. Most of the locals are of Thai ancestry with notable Mon and Karen minorities. Rural dwellers enjoy living simply and respecting nature. Moreover folk music and dances dating back at least 500 years are still performed today.

TIGER TEMPLE  KANCHANABURI THAILAND
Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, is a Buddhist temple in Western Thailand which keeps numerous animals, among them several tigers that can be petted by visitors.The Theravada Buddhist temple is located in the Saiyok district of Thailand\'s Kanchanaburi province, not far from the border with Myanmar, some 38 km north-west of Kanchanaburi along the 323 highway. It was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for numerous wild animals. In 1995 it received the Golden Jubilee Buddha Image, made of 80 kilograms of gold.
According to the abbot and others associated with the temple, in 1999, the temple received the first tiger cub, it had been found by villagers and died soon after. The story goes that several tiger cubs were later given to the temple over time, typically when the mothers had been killed by poachers, others who wanted to get rid of their tiger \"pets\" or those were under pressure to do so as laws and policies surrounding the keeping of protected species became more strict. As of 2007, over 21 cubs have been born at the temple and the total number of tigers is about 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs. As of late December 2009, the total number of tigers living at the temple has risen to almost 50.The subspecies of these tigers is unknown as none of them have been DNA tested, but it is thought that they are Indochinese Tigers, except Mek (a Bengal Tiger). There is also a possibility that there may be some of the newly discovered Malayan Tigers and it is likely that many are cross breeds or hybrids.They spend most of the time in cages, being fed with cooked chicken, beef and dry cat food. The meat is boiled to avoid giving the tigers a taste for blood[1] and also to kill the bird flu that may be present in raw fowl. According to the temple website the dry cat food replaces nutrients, such as taurine, that are lost when the meat is cooked. The tigers are washed and handled by Thai monks, international volunteers and local staff. Once a day they are walked on leashes to a nearby quarry. Originally they would roam around freely in this area but now, with the increase in visitors and the amount of tigers who sit in the canyon, they are chained for safety reasons. The staff closely guide visitors as they greet, sit with, and pet the cats. The staff keep the tigers under control and the abbot will intervene if the tiger gets agitated. Nervous tourists may also observe this from about 10 metres away. The temple claims the entry fee is for feeding and upkeep, and to fund the building of a larger tiger sanctuary which would allow the animals to live in an almost natural environment all day long. According to temple staff, it costs about 100 USD per tiger per day for their feeding and other care.
The Tiger Temple practices a different conservation philosophy than in the west. The temple opens daily for visitors at about 12pm, and the tigers are walked back to their enclosures at around 4pm. Due to the pressing need for income, the temple now charges 500 Baht admission. Day trips are also available from Bangkok. The temple now receives 300 to 600 visitors a day. There are donations boxes in various locations around the temple for those who wish to support the sanctuary.

Kanchanaburi 's Festival
Kanchanaburi 's Boat and Raft Festival
The river tour of Kanchanaburi is famous and popular among visitors. Boat races and water sports games are held at this annual festival at the beginning of November in the area of Khun Phan Dam.
Kanchanaburi 's Ban Nong Khao Fair
The fare is usually held during the Songkran festival in April at Wat Intharam. Tambon Nong Khao. Activities to promote the culture and traditions of the local villagers are demonstrations of sweet making, cloth weaving, games, play performances, bull races, a beauty queen contest, and various forms for entertainment.
Kanchanaburi 's Ram Yoei or Yoei Dance
It has been a kind of folk play for more than 500 years. This dance is always practiced during Songkran and New Year festivals. There are male and female players standing to form a circle. A player takes turn to sing his/her own verses with the accompany of his/her players who clap their hands in rhythm. A couple of players take turn to dance with the music from a long drum band. Male players wear a round neck shirt with loincloth on a shoulder. Female players dress in a Thai costume with a Sabai cloth bound around the upper body. This play is still popular nowadays in Panom Thuan district.
Kanchanaburi 's River Kwai Bridge Week
This is an annual event to be held by the Kanchanaburi Provincial Authority from the end of November to the beginning of December to commemorate the notorious establishment of the Death Railway and the Bridge Over the River Kwai during WWII. Activities at the fair include a historical and archaeological exhibition, folk shows, booths of governmental offices, products sale, entertainment, and a light and sound presentation.

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River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi - Kanchanaburi Thailand River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi.article
 

The Bridge Over The River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand,Thanks to several films and books, the Bridge on the River Khwae has become notoriously famous and attracted both Thais and foreigners to the site. If an ordinary black iron bridge can tell a story, you can be sure it's a dramatic one.
The bridge spans across Maenam Khwae Yai which is a branch of Maenam Mae Klong. During the Japanese occupation of Thailand in World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army brought the iron bridge from Java. It was then resembled by Allied Prisoners of War (POW) under Japanese supervision. The bridge was part of a strategic railway route to Myanmar in which the Japanese aimed to secure supplies with which to conquer other western Asian countries. It was 415 kilometers long (about 303 kilometers in Thailand and about 112 kilometers in Burma) and passed through the Three Pagoda Pass in Sangkhlaburi District,

Tiger Temple " Monk and Tiger in Temple " Kanchanaburi - Kanchanaburi Thailand Tiger Temple " Monk and Tiger in Temple " Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Tiger Temple " Monk and Tiger in Temple " KanchanaburiTiger Temple,Western Thailand which keeps numerous animals, among them several tame tigers that walk around freely once a day and can be petted by tourists. The Theravada Buddhist temple is located in the Saiyok district of Thailand's Kanchanaburi province, not far from the border with Myanmar, some 38 km north-west of Kanchanaburi along the 323 highway. It was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for numerous wild animals. In 1995, it received the Golden Jubilee Buddha Image, made of 80kg of gold. In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub; it had been found by villagers and died soon after. Several tiger cubs were later given to the temple, typically when the mothers had been killed by poachers. As of 2006, over ten cubs had been born at the temple and the total number of tigers was about eighteen.
 

World War ll Museum in Kanchanaburi. World War ll Museum in Kanchanaburi.article
 

Worlld War ll Museum in Kanchanaburi , The private sector Museum that collects lots of World War II Story, such as war instruments photographs, Uniforms, ect.. Located on the bank of Kwae River nearby the Bridge on the River Kwae opens daily from 7:00-8:30 hrs.

World War ll Cemetery Kanchanaburi World War ll Cemetery in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

World War ll Cemetery, On Saengchootoe Road, opposite the Railway Station, about 1 kilometre from town, it contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the " Death Railway "

Death Railway in Kanchanaburi Death Railway in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Death Railway Kanchanaburi.In 1943 thousands of Allied Prisoners of War ( PoW ) and Asian laborers worked on the Death Railway under the imperial Japanese army in order to construct part of the 415 km long Burma-Thailand railway. Most of these men were Australians, Dutch and British and they had been working steadily southwards from Thanbyuzayat (Burma) to link with other PoW on the Thai side of the railway. This railway was intended to move men and supplies to the Burmese front where the Japanese were fighting the British.

Saiyok Noi Fall in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Sai Yok Noi Waterfall , This waterfall is located 2 kilometres from Nam Tok station and about 62 kilometres from Kanchanaburi. Its landscape is one of the most beautiful place in Thailand. During the rainy season is the best period for playing around in this waterfall (July-October) Daily train trips from Bangkok Nam Tok Station start at 06:10 am, 10:55 am and 04:26 pm
 

Hell Fire Pass in Kanchanaburi Hell Fire Pass in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Hell Fire Pass Kanchanburi ; Once part of the Death Railway during the World War II, the pass is located near kilometers marker 66 on the Sai Yol-Thong Pha Phum Road and now abandoned. Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum To commemorate all those who died in the Pacific during this period, the Australian Government in cooperation with the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, has provided this interpretive memorial, the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail.
 

Erawan Waterfall - Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall - Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Erawan Waterfall - Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi Water Fall in Kanchanaburi , The 7 levels of this stunning waterfall drops 1,500 m. down steep-sided cliffs. It is surrounded by beautiful forest with many types of trees and orchids. There is a trail as far as the 6th level and from there you have to scramble up the cliff to reach the 7th level. The climb is well worth the effort, for the sight of tumbling water, spraying off the boulders into the deep pool below. This fall resembles the head of the Erawan Elephant-the 3-headed elephant from Hindu Mythology-which gives the whole waterfall its name

Elephant Camp in Kanchanaburi Elephant Camp in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Elephant Camp in Kanchanaburi ; In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and are still a very active part within Thai society and culture. This Elephant Camp is Located near Wang Pho Railway Station. Elephant shows, elephant riding and rafting are provided for visitors. It opens at 8.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
 

Bamboo Rafting in Kanchanaburi - River Kwai article
 

Bamboo Rafting in Kanchanaburi
Bamboo Rafting in Kanchanaburi ; On the western border, Kanchanaburi is a popular adventure destination thanks to its mountainous terrain, covered with forests and crisscrossed with a network of rivers. Jungle rafting can be arranged from a mountain pass to the stunning Lawa Cave, a one and half hour journey.

Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park Kanchanaburi
The ancient prehistoric civilization flourished in the western part of Thailand dates back to several tens of thousand years.  From Kanchanaburi province especially in the basin of the two branches of the Kwai Yai and Noi rivers, many archaeological objects have been discovered. One of the most important sites found in the Kwai Noi River basin is an ancient city site named Muang Sing.

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. This ran 415 km from Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbuyuzayat in Burma, and was built by the Imperial Japanese Army during the second World War using Allied prisoners of war and impressed Asian labourers. The Centre is fully air-conditioned and offers the visitor an educational and moving experience.

Sai Yok National Park in Kanchanaburi - River Kwaiarticle
 

Sai Yok National Park
The park covers approximately 300-square-kilometers and contains several interesting caves and the nations famous Sai Yok Yai waterfall. The park has dense forests, including majestic teak trees and an abundance of small mammals such as squirrels, bats and deer, as well as numerous bird species. IN addition, the park is home to what is probably the smallest mammal in the world,

Krasae Cave or Tham Krasae in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Krasae Cave (Tham Krasae)
This cave, which houses sacred Buddha images, is located approximately 55 kilometres from Kanchanaburi, beside the surviving remnants of the Death Railway overlooking Khwae Noi River near Wang Pho Railway Station. The cave is within walking distance from the railway tracks of Wang Pho Railway Station.
 

Lava Cave or Kaeng Lava Cave Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Lava Cave or Kaeng Lava Cave in Kanchanaburi.
Cave in Kanchanaburi , Located 75 kilometres from Kanchanaburi and 50 metres from the bank of the Kwae Noi river, this large cave can be visited either by boat and by car. The cave contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in several chambers.


 

Three Pagodas Pass in Kanchanaburi - River Kwaiarticle
 

Three Pagodas Pass
This pass is located approximately 240 kilometers from the city or 22 kilometers from Sangkhla Buri. This rugged Thai-Burmese border was once a strategic military route for both the Thai and Burmese; however, it is currently a small border market. The three miniature pagodas are memorials to the traditional invasion route favored by Burmese soldiers during the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767). Visitors wishing to visit Myanmar

Kanchaburi Safari Park in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Safari Park in Kanchanaburi
Just 40 km from town in Bo Phloi District, Kanchanaburi Safari Park & Open Zoo is a man-made habitat for several African & Asian animals - lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras and bears.The landscaping is beautifully designed and offers great insights into the habits of the animals. The whole area around the park is highlighted by some beautifully decorated pavilions which house gift shops, cafes and restaurants.

Prommitr Film Studio in Kanchanaburiarticle
 

Prommitr Film Studio in Kanchanaburi
Located at Surasi Military Camp, Tambon Lat Ya, Amphoe Mueang Kanchanaburi, in Western Thailand, this studio was the location of the great historic film "The Legend of King Naresuan". This epic trilogy of historical movies reflects the relationship between the Siamese Kingdom of Ayutthaya and the Hongsawadi Kingdoms, which are located in present-day Burma. The events in the films lead up to the declaration of Ayutthaya's independence from the Burmese, by King Naresuan the Great, in 1584.