Kanchanaburi Holidays

Visitors have been coming to the Kanchanaburi area for many years to pay their respects to the thousands of Australian, British, Dutch and other Allied POWs who died whilst being forced to work on the Thai-Burma military supply railway between 1942-45. Earning the nickname “Death Railway” because over one hundred thousand labourers died during it's construction. You can still ride on part of this railway, and learn about the horrors of it's construction at the surrounding museums and memorials.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and Hellfire Pass Memorial are also regularly visited, and are sobering reminders of what these men endured.

Despite it's past – there is a natural beauty to this area too, with national parks, stunning waterfalls and peaceful riverside resorts.

Just 120 kilometres west of Bangkok, it's possible to visit the area on a very long day trip. We would suggest extending this and allowing two to three days to fully absorb the dark history and beauty of the area.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
  • Poignant Hellfire Pass
  • Ride on the "Death Railway"
  • Stunning scenery and peaceful resorts

Time Zone

+7GMT

Currency

Thai baht

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. it's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

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Average weather in January

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Kanchanaburi
25ºC
6mm

Average weather in February

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Kanchanaburi
27ºC
15mm

Average weather in March

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Kanchanaburi
30ºC
29mm

Average weather in April

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Kanchanaburi
31ºC
68mm

Average weather in May

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Kanchanaburi
30ºC
158mm

Average weather in June

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Kanchanaburi
29ºC
103mm

Average weather in July

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Kanchanaburi
28ºC
116mm

Average weather in August

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Kanchanaburi
28ºC
114mm

Average weather in September

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Kanchanaburi
28ºC
247mm

Average weather in October

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Kanchanaburi
27ºC
225mm

Average weather in November

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Kanchanaburi
25ºC
55mm

Average weather in December

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Kanchanaburi
24ºC
9mm
  • Karen

    Destination Executive

    “I would recommend a visit to the Mon Tribe if you are in the Kanchanaburi area. The villagers are so friendly, and really not at all influenced by the modern world”

Types of Kanchanaburi holidays

Kanchanaburi Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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