In the town of Kanchanaburi live about 50,000, in the province about 730,000 inhabitants. Kanchanaburi is located in the west of Bangkok (about 130 km), near the border of Mianmar. Besides tourism, the region lives from agriculture: rice, sugar cane, corn, tobacco and cotton. Also there are mines of sapphires and spinel. Local and international jewelry are sold.
Also Thais like to spend their holydays here. Popular is a trip with the disco boats on the Maenam river. Kanchanaburi is also known by the world-famous film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". Kanchanaburi offers beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls, caves and national parks. Because of the 2nd World War history enthusiasts are interested in Kanchanaburi, there are the "Bridge on the River Kwai," the. "Death Railway", three war museums, two Memorials and a national museum, as well as some temple. City and province. offer a lot of beautiful trips.
from Bangkok airport:
• Airport Link to Phaya Thai (30 min), one station BTS to Victory monument, continue with mini bus to Kanchanaburi (2-3 hours)
• taxi, about 2,5 hours
• Southern bus terminal - Kanchanaburi about 2,5 hours
• Khao San Road or Victory Monument with mini bus about 2,5 hours
• railway station Bangkok Thon Buri (about 2-3 hours) - railway station Kanchanaburi