Saturday, December 16, 2017

River Kwai – Kanchanaburi


Kanchanaburi
Located 130 km. west of Bangkok, just a two-hour drive away, the small town of Kanchanaburi is the capital of Thailand’s third-largest province.

which covers almost 20,000 square kilometres and stretches as far west as the border with Myanmar. The province boasts some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls and caves in its national parks, as well as the historic bridge over the River Kwai and exciting activities like railing trips. Thus, it is an ideal spot to explore the Thai country side without travelling too far from Bangkok.

Kanchanaburi has lots of character, and is a great place to stay in raft houses on the river. There are many places worth visiting around town, but top of most people’s list are the bridge and the war museums that chronicle the building of the infamous “Death Railway” across the River Kwai and on Myanmar during World War II.

The River Kwai Bridge

The River Kwai Bridge

The hills and valleys are scattered with intriguing temples and historical sites, ard the lush wooded landscapes are ideal for cycling, trekking, raft trips or elephant rides.

How To Get There

By Car
Follow Highway 4 heading west from Bangkok, then shortly after Nakhon Pathom, branch right on to Highway 323. which leads to Kanchanaburi.

By Bus
Both regular and airconditioned buses leave from the Bangkok Bus Terminal on Kamphacng Phct II Road to Kanchanaburi daily.
Bangkok Tel: (66) 2936-2852 to 66  Hotline 1490
Kanchanaburi Tel: (66) 3451-1552
Website: www.transport.co.th

By Rail
Trains leave from Hua Lamphong Station daily on the three hour journey to Kanchanaburi.
Tel: (66) 2220-4334 or Hotline 1690
Website: http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp

State Railway of Thailand also provide Traveling Service to Kanchanaburi on weekend and holiday as here information.

Traveling to Sai Yok Waterfall
Timetable
- Bangkok To Nam Tok     06.30 hrs – 11.30 hrs
- Nam Tok To Bangkok     14.40 hrs – 20.00 hrs

Fare Rate ( round trip )

Adult     Children

Ordinary                    100 Baht     60 Baht
Air Conditioned     200 Baht     120 Baht
Travel Places
- Phra Pathom Chedi
- River Kwai Bridge
- Saphan Tham Krasae
- Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
- Kanchanaburi

Floating at Saphan , Kwae Yai , Kanchanaburi
Timetable
- Bangkok To Saphan Kwae Yai     06.30 hrs – 09.35 hrs
- Saphan Kwae Yai To Bangkok     16.09 hrs – 20.00 hrs
Fare Rate ( round trip )

Adult     Children

Ordinary                   450 Baht     410 Baht
Air Conditioned     550 Baht     470 Baht
Travel Place
-To float along kwai Yai river

Muang Sing Historical Place
Timetable
- Bangkok To Tha KilenTham Krasae – to Bangkok
6.30 hrs – 17.13 hrs – 20.00 hrs
Fare Rate (round trip)

Adult     Children

Ordinary                    390 Baht     350 Baht
Air Conditioned     490 Baht     410 Baht
Travel places
- Muang Sing Historical Place
- And railway trip along the cliff passing
- Tham Krasae

Sri Nakarin Dam and Erawan Waterfall
Timetable
- Bangkok to Saphan Kwae Yai     06.30 hrs – 09.35 hrs
- Kanchanaburi To Bangkok          17.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs
Fare Rate (round trip)

Adult     Children

Ordinary                   450 Baht     410 Baht
Air Conditioned     550 Baht     470 Baht
Travel Places
- Sri Nakarin Dam
- Erawan Waterfall