Ideal duration: 3-4 days
Best Time: November - February Read More
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Kanchanaburi is a city situated at the confluence of river Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai. It's well known for its waterfalls and national parks. The most important attraction of this place is the "Death Railway" built during the World War II. All in all, Kanchanaburi is a treat for nature and history lovers.
Become a famous tourist attraction after the novel 'The bridge over the River Kwai', Kanchanaburi has a lot in store for history and nature enthusiasts. The Death Railway, Bridge over Kwae and the Allied war cemetery are popular historic sightings. The waterfalls, caves, rafting expeditions in the River Kwai, the elephant sanctuary and many national parks make it one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Most people usually take a trip to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok, and return to Bangkok. Besides couples and families, it has become a popular spot for backpackers too.
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Kanchanaburi is not very strict with following any particular dressing code, so if you're visiting during summer months, feel free to wear shorts.
Although, while entering temples, you should be careful and preferably cover yourself appropriately.
Thais are very calm and patient people, so always maintain a smile on your face while talking to them because being rude is going to get you no good.
Tipping is not common, but it's nice to tip waiters or hotel staff for good service.