This museum, located near the River Kwai Bridge, displays the collection of weapons, tools and utensils of the Allied prisoners of war and Japanese soldiers during the Second World War.
This is located on Lak Muang Road near the meeting point of the Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi Rivers. It is built in 1833 during the reign of king Rama lll after the town was moved from the original site at Tambon Latya, 18 kms. away.
The monastery in natural surrounding, famous for meditation, is 15 kilometres away from the provincial capital. There is a beautiful cave with plenty of stalactites.
Situated in Kanchanaburi’s Agricultural College at Tambon Nong Ya, 9 kilometres from town, it is also known as “the Stone Garden” which abounds with stones of different sizes and shapes in its large area.
This ancient temple is 18 kilometres away from the provincial capital. It is located at Tambon Lat Ya, which once was an ancient border town involved in battles between the Thai and the Burmese during the Ayutthaya period to the early Bangkok period. Another nearby temple called Watkhun Phaen houses a ruined pagoda dating back to the early Ayutthaya period.
The collection centre of human lifestyles from the past till the present displayed at the Rajpatara institute of Kanchanaburi,14 Kilometres out of town on the route to Sai Yok.
The museum, some 35 kilometres from town, was constructed beside a Neolithic burial site discovered by Dutch prisoners of was during the construction of the “Death Railway”. Specimens of Neolithic remains are on display. It is open daily from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
This ancient site is 43 kilometres out of Kanchanaburi on the bank of the Kwai Noi River. The principal structure, the Khmer Prasat Muang Sing (Tower of the City of Lions), is believed to have been the westernmost outpost of the Angkor-centred Khmer empire. A wide range of artifacts including temple carvings, religious statues, implements, and pottery shards indicate the once-thriving city must have been inhabited from approximately the 12th to 14th centuries.
Also known as Namtok Khao Phang, some 60 kilometres from town, this roadside cascade is best visited between July and September when water is most plentiful. Travelling by train from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok Station is recommended for visitors wishing to experience trips on the historic railway, and then continue by local transport to the waterfall, which is only 2 kilometres away.
Namtok Sai Yok Ya, 104 kms. from the town, flows directly into the river near the park office. lts idyllic beauty has been repeatedly celebrated in Thai poetry and song.