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Description of Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi (in Thai, กาญจนบุรี) is a city in the west of Thailand and the capital of Kanchanaburi province.In 2006 it had a population of 31,327. Kanchanaburi is 50 kilometers from Bangkok, where the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai rivers converge on the Mae Klong River, extending along the north bank of the river and is a popular place for tourists, because of its location on the edge of a mountain range It is much colder than in other provinces of the central region of Thailand. The city has two commercial districts: the center of the city consists of a grid of several streets with office buildings, shop windows, and a shopping center, and businesses in the area facing the river, are located mainly westward along from the river.


Kanchanaburi is an infamous railroad that was built by Allied prisoners of war duting World War II. In 1942, during World War II, it was here that Allied and Asian prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese to build a bridge, an event immortalized in the film The Bridge over the River Kwai. Almost half of the prisoners working on the project died from illness, abuse and accidents. In Kanchanaburi, there is a monument and two museums to commemorate the dead. The city is also the home of the Kanchanaburi war cemetery.


Travel Destinations in Kanchanaburi


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Kanchanaburi )


Saeng Chuto Rd

Open: daily


JEATH War Museum (Kanchanaburi )

Wisuttharangsi Rd

Open: daily


Thailand- Burma Railroad Center (Kanchanaburi )

73 Jaokunneu Rd

Open: daily









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