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western Thailand city, on the border with Myanmar, is surrounded by dense, jungle-covered mountains, and by several rivers. The combination of rivers and mountains produces spectacular waterfalls. Several hill tribes reside in the mountains, including the Karen and Mon peoples. It was founded by King Rama I as a fortification against the neighbouring Burmese. It is perhaps best known these days for its role in the Second World War, when the infamous Death Railway was built over the river using POW’s as labourers, many of whom died in the process.

If you’re into history you won’t want to miss the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. This museum tells the story of the railway and its role in World War II. It’s nearby the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Shopping aficionados will be thrilled with the many local handicrafts available in town, including hand-woven cloth and jewellery. Outdoorsy types cannot go wrong in whatever they choose. Sai Yok and Thong Pha Plum National Parks offer kilometres of waterfalls, forests and mountain peaks.

Book your Kanchanaburi accommodation in early November and join the local people in Boat and Raft People’s Day, which includes traditional Thai music and dance performances, boat exhibitions and boat sports. Sign up for free membership with HotelClub to take advantage of our member benefits.

The city is also accessible via rail from Bangkok and other Thai cities. Buses and rental cars are the last option. A rental car is perhaps the best way to get to Kanchanaburi’s rather spread out attractions. You will delightedly lose yourself discovering this cultural and ecological crossroads.

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1 X2 River Kwai

5 stars
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138 moo 4, Nong Ya, Muang Map

Opening in July 2014, X2 River Kwai is located at the most beautiful stretch of the Kwai Noi River with its spectacular view and backdrop of mountain ranges and blue sky. Traveling to the... More

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2 Monsane River Kwai Resort and Spa

3 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

27/2 Moo 2 Map

Monsane River Kwai Resort & Spa Kanchanaburi offers exceptional accommodation with views of the garden and mountain, which is the right place for business and leisure travellers to reside. ... More

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3 U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

443 Mae Nam Kwai Road Map

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U Inchantree Resort Kanchanaburi is a contemporary resort situated on the banks of River Kwai. The resort is perfect for a short break and offers a playful mix of trendy with tradition. River Kwai... More

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4 Pung-Waan Resort Kwai Noi Kanchanaburi

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

123/3 Tumbol Tha Sao Map

This graceful property in a quiet area, offers elegant accommodation and modern facilities to make your stay in Kanchanaburi a pleasant one. General Guests can avail themselves to a variety of... More

5 Pung-Waan Resort & Spa Kwai Yai Kanchanaburi

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

72/1 Moo 2 Tambol Thamakham Map

With its convenient location, well-equipped facilities and considerate service, the resort is the right choice for both business and leisure travellers. General The resort offers a wide selection... More

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6 River Kwai Jungle Rafts

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Baan Tahsao Amphor Saiyoke, Sai yoke Map

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The magnificent close-to-nature floating hotel founded in 1976 on the worlds historic River Kwai, in Kanchanaburi Thailand. River Kwai Jungle Rafts is an ideal destination for everyone who seeks... More

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9/99 Moo 3 Tambon Thamakham Map

Set along the River Kwai, DHEVA MANTRA Resort guests can enjoy opulent accommodations in the midst of captivating landscape and lush tropical vegetation. The famous address is the location of the... More

8 Royal Riverkwai Resort and Spa

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4.3 / 5

88 Moo 2, T. Kangsean, Muang Map

Nestled on the banks of the River Kwai, Royal Riverkwai Resort & Spa Kanchanaburi offers luxurious accommodations for the most discerning travellers in search of a tropical getaway. Holidaymakers... More

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