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Day trip to Kanchanaburi

The town of Kanchanaburi is located east of Bangkok and on its own it is nothing special except for one river crossing. This attraction is the bridge over the river Kwai which is part of the death railway that runs through Thailand and made famous by the movie with the same name. It is possible to take a train to cross the bridge, but when the track is empty you can just walk over it yourself.

The bridge is somewhat surreal as it looks like it is straight taken from the movies. Walking over it adds to the stories associated with this bridge. As you walk over it, you get a good impression of its design and you will also get some nice views of the river. Next to the bridge is the JEATH war museum which describes all the hard labor that was involved for building this bridge and the death railroad. The museum displays some of the tools used in the construction, but also a locomotive which used to run on the line. In addition, there are several old cars and the museum is in an attractive decorated building. The JEATH museum has several viewing points from which you get the classic view of the bridge over the river Kwai.

When taking a day tour from Bangkok it usually includes some extra activities such as the war cemetery, the tiger temple and a visit to the waterfall in Sai Yok Noi national park. It is possible to go for a walk in which this park shows you some nice Thai scenery. The surroundings are impressive as it is surrounded by jungle and countryside.


Kanchanaburi travel photo gallery

 



Cross on the war cemetery.

Cross on the war cemetery.

 
Kanchanaburi war cemetery.

War cemetery.

 



The war cemetery is part of the tour to Kanchanaburi.

The war cemetery as part of the tour.

 

 



View over the river Kwai including the famous bridge.

View over the river Kwai including the famous bridge.

 
JEATH war museum.

JEATH war museum.

 



View on the bridge over the river Kwai from the JEATH war museum.

View on the bridge from the JEATH war museum.

 



An old car.

An old car.

 
Example of the death railway.

Example of the death railway.

 



River view in Kanchanaburi.

River view in Kanchanaburi.

 



Another view of the river Kwai in Kanchanaburi.

Another view.

 
Nice architecture in the JEATH war museum.

Nice architecture in the JEATH war museum.

 



The shores of the river Kwai.

The shores of the river Kwai.

 
Dragon of the JEATH war museum in Kanchanaburi.

Dragon in the JEATH war museum.

 
Good wall paintings.

Good wall paintings.

 
The JEATH war museum in Kanchanaburi has many architecturally interesting features.

The JEATH war museum has many architecturally interesting features.

 
An old car in the JEATH war museum in Kanchanburi.

An old car in the JEATH war museum.

 
The bridge over the river Kwai.

The bridge over the river Kwai.

 
Death railway bridge.

Death railway bridge.

 
The bridge over the river Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

The bridge over the river Kwai.

 
View over the river Kwai.

View over the river Kwai.

 
Walking on the bridge over the river Kwai near Kanchanburi.

Walking on the bridge over the river Kwai.

 
Classic view of the bridge over the river Kwai.

Classic view of the bridge over the river Kwai.

 



Closeup of the rails.

Closeup of the rails.

 



Train which used to run on the death railway in the JEATH war museum.

Train which used to run on the death railway in the JEATH war museum.

 
Sai yok noi waterfall.

Waterfall.

 
A child playing in the Sai yok noi waterfalls.

A child playing in the waterfalls.

 
Muddy water near Sai yok noi.

Muddy water.

 



Old train in Sai yok noi.

Old train in Sai yok noi.

 



Scenic view over the jungle of Thailand.

Scenic view over the jungle.

 
Small river leading to the waterfalls.

Small river leading to the waterfalls.

 
Jungle of Sai Yok Noi.

Jungle of Sai Yok Noi.


 



View from the train.

View from the train.

 
Scenery in the Sai Yok Noi park.

Scenery in the Sai Yok Noi park.

 
Sai Yok Noi park near Kanchanaburi.

Sai Yok Noi park.

 



Empty field.

Empty field.

 
The jungle surrounding Sai Yok Noi.

The jungle surrounding Sai Yok Noi.

 
Palm trees.

Palm trees.





Scenic view over the surroundings of Sai Yok Noi.

Scenic view over the surroundings.

 
 
The waterfalls of Sai Yok Noi on the tour to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok.

The waterfalls of Sai Yok Noi.

 
Very small waterfalls.

Very small waterfalls.

 



Stunning view over Sai Yok Noi.

Stunning view over Sai Yok Noi.

 



Wooden part of the death railway.

Wooden part of the death railway.

   
View from the train over the death railway.

View from the train over the death railway.