Thailand’s third largest province, Kanchanaburi, is located in the west of Thailand and shares its northwest border with Myanmar. Just a couple hour’s drive from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi Province is comprised of 19,480 square kilometers of mostly forested mountains with a few fertile plains, especially near the meeting point of the River Kwai and Khwai Yai River.
Kanchanaburi Province encapsulates beautiful nature, friendly people, majestic waterfalls, spectacular mountains, a near endless collection of caves once inhabited by neolithic man, national parks and the infamous River Kwai. Also, as the home to the World War II era “Death Railway” a visit to one of the cemeteries or the fascinating museum dedicated to this portion of history is a must for any visitor to the area.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find Kanchanaburi Province to be the ideal location for activities such as bird watching, camping, jungle trekking, elephant trekking, rafting, canoeing and rock climbing within the various national parks.