A three-hour drive from Bangkok in Thailand’s western regions, Kanchanaburi is best known for the notorious Bridge over the River Kwai and so-called ‘Death Railway,’ built by the Japanese and PoW’s during World War II. On Kanchanaburi tours, you’ll visit these haunting historic sites, war cemetery and museum commemorating the tragic events that unfolded here.
Known as the `City of Gold,’ Kanchanaburi also makes a pleasant base to explore the region’s abundant natural attractions and mountainous scenery. A worthy place to explore is Erawan National Park, home to dramatic limestone caves and Erawan Waterfall, one of Thailand’s most spectacular and popular falls. Cascading over seven separate tiers amid thick rainforest, each of the waterfalls’ emerald green pools makes a refreshing spot for a swim.