About Kanchanaburi

北碧府的景色壯麗迷人,是泰國主要的旅遊目的地之一。境內景點包括幾處著名的瀑布、 新石器時代已有人居住的溶洞、 原始風貌的國家公園、 寧靜的河流、 原始森林和幾個大型水庫。這些景點足夠讓初次和再來的遊客體會無窮的樂趣。無論是捕魚、乘皮艇漂流、划獨木舟、騎山地自行車、觀鳥、看星星、打高爾夫球、 騎大象、叢林健行,甚或在一竹筏住宿,北碧府都能提供理想的環境,讓你樂而忘返。

北碧西部和北部的地形主要是山脈和高原,Thanon Thongchai山脈正是泰國和緬甸的自然疆界,也是大桂河Maenam KhwaeYai和小桂河Maenam Khwae Noi最重要河流的發源地,兩河匯流而形成著名的湄空Maenam Mae Klong)。這些主要河流和三個泰國最大的水庫一起為泰國帶來幾道最大的瀑布,為大量的野生動物提供棲身之所。

How to go

Non air-conditioned daily busses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal every 15 minutes from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. The trip takes about 3 hours. Call 02 434 5557-8 for more information.

First-class air-conditioned busses (blue color) leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal depart every 25 minutes daily. Call 02 435 5012, 0 2435 1199 or 02 884 6249 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.

There are also busses leaving frequently daily for Kanchanaburi from Nakhon Pathom. The journey takes up to 1.5 hours. From Ratchaburi and Suphan Buri Bus Stations there are several busses leaving directly to Kanchanaburi. The trip takes some 2.5 - 3 hours.

Ordinary trains leave Bangkok’s Thonburi Railway Station (Bangkok Noi Station) daily. Only 3rd class seats are available. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. For more information, call Thon Buri Railway Station at tel. 02 411 3102 or Kanchanaburi Railway Station at tel. 034 511285.

The weekend special train leaves Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Railway Station (MRT Hua Lamphong) at 6.30 a.m., returning at 7.55 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The trip usually includes several stop-overs at Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom), the Death Railway Bridge, and a transfer (by minibus) to Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park, among other points of interest.

There are also special steam trains operating between Kanchanaburi and Wang Pho.

For more information, call the State Railway of Thailand at tel. 1690, or 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020 or visit http://www.railway.co.th/English/Travel.asp


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak)

The immaculately maintained cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the ‘Death Railway’. Its tranquility reminds the visitors of the war and its after-effects.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Don Rak)

Thailand – Burma Railway Centre

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in an interactive museum, research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway built during the World War II.

Thailand – Burma Railway Centre

Bridge over the River Kwai

Thanks to several films and books, the Bridge on the River Khwae has become notoriously famous and attracted both Thais and foreigners to the site. If an ordinary black iron bridge can tell a story, you can be sure it's a dramatic one.

Bridge over the River Kwai