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You will find many attractions in Kanchanaburi.

Erawan Waterfall

    The most popular and best visited 7th level waterfalls. The shape of the topmost fall is said to resemble Erawan, the 3 headed elephant of Hindu-Buddhist mythology.
     You can do a soft trekking by 2-km trail to the top level. The trails weave in and out of the numerous pools and falls, sometimes running alongside the water, sometimes leading across footbridges.
      Wear good walking shoes or sneakers. Also, bring a swimming suit as several of the pools beneath the waterfalls are great for swimming.

    Construction of the railway began on 16th September 1942 at existing terminals in Thanbyuzayat (Myanmar) and Nong Pladuk (Thailand). Japanese engineers at that time estimated that it would take 5 years to link Thailand and Myanmar by rail, but the Japanese army forced the Prisoners of War (POWs) to complete the 415km, 1m-gauge in 16 months.
Much of the railway was built in difficult terrain that required high bridges and deep mountain cuttings. It is estimated that 16,000 POWs died, and the figures for the Asian labour (mainly from Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia) are even worse. It is thought that 90,000 to 100,000 coolies died while they were forced to build the Death Railway.

The Death Railway

The Death Railway

Giant Rain Tree

    A giant specimen near Kanchanaburi, Thailand is known locally as chamchuri-yak

(จามจุรียักษ์). "Chamchuri" is the Thai name of the tree species, whereas "yak" is the Thai pronunciation of yaksha, a mythical demon, referring in this context to the monstrous size of the tree.

    Hellfire Pass was the name the Prisoners of War (POWs) gave to the largest of a 1,000 meter series of mountain cuttings through soil and solid rock, which were accomplished with minimal equipment (3.5-kg hammers, picks, shovels, steel tap drills, can-baskets for removing dirt and rock, and dynamite for blasting).
The prisoners called it “Hellfire Pass” because of the way the largest cutting at Konyu looked at night by torchlight.
In 1988, The Australian-Thai of commerce completed the first phase of Hellfire Pass Memorial project. The purpose is to honour the allied POWs and Asian labour who died while constructing the death railway.

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum

Hellfire Pass

Memorial Museum

War Cemetery

    This is the place where the remains of 6,982 POWs died during the construction of the Death Railway are buried.

    The cemetery occupies the site of the Chung Kai which once was the prisoner of war camp. Smaller in size, the cemetery attracts visitors to see its peaceful, well-designed landscape where 1,740 POWs rest in eternal peace.

Don Rak War Cemetery

Chong Kai War Cemetery

    The first version of the bridge was completed in February 1943 and it was all wood. In April of the same year, a second bridge of steel was constructed. It was in use for 20 months before the Allies bombed in 1945. It was rebuilt after the war – the curved portions of the bridge are original.

The Bridge over the River Kwai 

The Bridge over the River Kwai 

Hin Dad Hot Spring

    The riverside hot springs, discovered by Japanese soldiers during World War II is some 130 kilometres from Kanchanaburi. It is the mineral hot water. You can relax your body and good for your health or you can do Thai massage nearly the hot spring.

    This cave, which houses sacred Buddha images, is located approximately 55 kilometres from Kanchanaburi, beside the surviving remnants of the Death Railway overlooking Kwai Noi River near Wang Pho Railway Station. 
The cave is within walking distance from the railway tracks of Wang Pho Railway Station.

Krasae Cave 

Krasae Cave