Pongphen Guesthouse & Bungalows
Soi Bangladesh, River Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
Tel: 034 512981, 085 2937683
Email: pongphen@hotmail.com



 

One of the most popular travellers destinations anywhere in Thailand, Kanchanaburi is known for it's history, The Bridge On The River Kwai, Death Railway and Hellfire Pass...

...but let's not forget that Kanchanaburi province is also one of the country's most naturally beautiful regions.

Stunning mountain scenery, caves, some spectacular waterfalls and national parks will certainly keep you occupied while you're here!



KANCHANABURI HIGHLIGHTS

BRIDGE 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.

The 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!

THAI-BURMA RAILWAY MUSEUM
Situated next to the Kanchanaburi War Cemeteary, 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.

KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY
This 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".

The 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.

TIGER TEMPLE
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.

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NATIONAL PARKS

SAI YOK DISTRICT
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.

ERAWAN 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 seven levels.

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