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Home - Travel stories - Kanchanaburi - Introduction

Kanchanaburi is the capital of the equally named province. The city is located about 140 km west of Bangkok. Kanchanaburi is easily accessible, about 2 hours by bus or by car on busy but good highways. There is also a rail link, the trains leave from the small Bangkok Noi Train Station.
Kanchanaburi is a fairly quiet town, with tourists especially known for the bridge over the River Kwai and the construction of the Death Railway in World War II. The city is also a good base for the great natural beauty of the surroundings, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, caves, lakes, ....

The coordinates are 14°0'12"N 99°33'0"E.

We have been there a number of times the last 25 years, sometimes with the family, sometimes just the two of us; for the last time in 2016.


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