ON THE RIVER KWAI
On the banks of Khwae Yai river (pronounced "Kware"),
stands the famous bridge. A lovely spot on the river with small
local shops and restaurants.
Bridge was brought from Java by the Japanese Army and was assembled
at the River Khwae (Kwai) by the war prisoners, around 200,000
of whom died!
Situated next to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, this museum depicts
the hardship the POW's had in the construction of the "Death
Railway" and is a fitting tribute to those who gave their
all during World War II.
The main cemetery, in the heart of Kanchanaburi town, contains
the remains of almost 7,000 POW's who lost their lives during
the construction of the "Death Railway".
Japanese, after the invasion of Thailand during World War II,
took British, Dutch, Australian and American prisoners from Singapore.
CHONGKAI WAR CEMETERY
The Chong-Kai Cemetery is smaller but more peaceful than the one
in town. It is also beautifully arranged with all kinds of flowers
and plants. It contains the remains of 1,750 prisoners of war.
Now over ten years old, this beautiful Buddhist temple keeps and
cares for numerous animals, most notably the tigers, who can be
stroked by visitors.
Has two waterfalls, Sai Yok Yai and Sai Yok Noi. To get the full
visual impact of the waterfalls, a new suspension bridge has been
strung across for tourists to cross over for a view of the falls
from the opposite side. A great way to get to Sai Yok is by train,
travelling along the famous Death Railway.
NATIONAL PARK & WATERFALLS
In Erawan National Park, this place is ideal for a whole day picnic
with many waterfalls, ponds and streams. You
can see rare birds and butterflies flying around on each of the
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