Top Historical Places in Kanchanaburi

Are you looking to explore the history of Kanchanaburi through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Kanchanaburi including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Kanchanaburi. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Kanchanaburi ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Kanchanaburi, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Kanchanaburi for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Kanchanaburi with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

    History Museum, War Memorial, Cemetery, Picnic Spot

    This is the main Prisoner of War cemetery in Thailand. It is associated with the victims of the Burma Railway. There are close to 7000 former POWs buried here. The cemetery is very well maintained. You will observe as you walk among the tombstones that most of the dead soldiers were very young, mostly in their early 20’s. There are two graves that are full of ashes of about 300 soldiers. ...Read more
  2. Tham Kra Sae Bridge

    Cave, Bridge, Statue, Picnic Spot

    This is a wooden bridge that is a part of the Tahiland-Burma Death Railway. It is one of the most popular destinations along with the Tham Kra Sae train stop. The bridge is very old but well maintained. You can use the walking platform to tread along the track. The scenery around the bridge is breath-taking. You can board the train at the station. A slow hour-long journey to the next station wi...Read more
  3. Wat Tham Sua

    Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Observatory

    This is a hilltop monastery. It is also called ‘The Tiger Cave Temple’. The temple is about 14 kilometres south of Kanchanaburi town centre. You have to climb more than a 100 steps to reach the temple. But the spectacular view of the scenery from the top is definitely worth it. For as far as you can see, there are just beautiful lush green paddy fields in sight. The temple itself is...Read more
  4. Prasat Mueang Singh

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    Prasat Mueang Singh

    Temple, Museum, View Point, Ancient Ruin

    This is a historical park in the Sai Yok district. It covers a huge area of 736,000 square metres. This area is enclosed by a laterite wall. The wall in the south winds along the course of the Khwae Noi River. The other three sides are quadratic. Inside the park are ancient buildings surrounded by lush green lawns and big tall trees. The central tower of the temples symbolises ‘Mount Meru...Read more
  5. Kaeng Lawa Cave

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    Kaeng Lawa Cave

    Cave, View Point, Observatory, Statue

    This is the biggest cave in Kanchanaburi and is also one of the most popular destinations in the region. The cave is 75 kilometres away from the city. It’s accessible by both water and road. The cave has several chambers. All of them consist of various stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is 500m long. The narrow entrance is quite misleading. Inside, the cave is massive and spacious. And...Read more
  6. Khao Pun Cave

    Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Observatory

    This is a temple cave. It is situated in the limestone hills that surround Kanchanaburi. This is a place of animistic spirit worship and also traditional Buddhism. There are interesting stalactites and stalagmites here. Inside, you will find beautiful statues and images of Buddha, surrounded by gifts and ornaments. A visit to this cave is a very unique experience. Away from the hustle and bustl...Read more
  7. Chungkai War Cemetery

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    Chungkai War Cemetery

    Observatory, Cemetery, Nature

    This is a Second World War cemetery. There are around 1800 graves here, mostly belonging to prisoners of war. The cemetery was built on the land where the POW hospital and church used to stand. When you visit this place, you will be moved. When you read the gravestones, you will feel sorry for the victims of the war. Most of them were in their early 20’s. The scenery around is beautiful, ...Read more
  8. War Cemetery (chong Kai)

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    War Cemetery (chong Kai) Image

    War Memorial, Cemetery

    The War Cemetery (chong Kai) is a significant World War II Cemetery nestled by the Kwai Noi River. Here, lying beneath the ground, are 1,740 unfortunate prisoners who lost their lives and failed to return to their homeland. The place was once used as a war camp for the prisoners but now it is open from 9 am till 5 pm to let the visitors pay tribute to the 7,000 Dutch and Commonwealth Soldiers w...Read more