Wat in Kanchanaburi Temples in Kanchanaburi

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Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno (Tiger Temple)

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Wat in Kanchanaburi Thailand Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram   Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram Location : Amphoe Mueang The temple, also called Wat Tai, is located along the river Mae Klong in Kanchanaburi town and next to the JEATH War Museum, therefore there is also some tourists here. The temple buildings are huge and at the time of our visit the venerable abbot of the temple Phra Thamkunapon had just passed away. There is also some old gates and old temple buildings with beautiful stucco work on the compound. The JEATH war museum is a replica of the bamboo huts which housed the prisoners of war during the occupation. “JEATH” stands for Japan, England, Australia/America, Thailand and Holland. How to get there: The temple is by the river on Pak Praek Road and can be reached by bicycle from the guesthouse area. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.   Wat Tham Khao Noi Location : Amphoe Mueang Wat Tham Khao Noi is located near Wat Tham Suea. It was constructed on the hill and decorated in Chinese style. Going up the hill is rewarding as you can see panoramic view of the city. How to get there: Travel from Tha Mung District. Go along irrigation canal Wat Tham Sua and Wat Tham Khao Noi. Away from the Mae Klong Dam about 5 kilometers past the entrance to the temple at Mae Klong Dam. Then there are signs about 2 kilometers turn right wait noticed the signs and pagodas. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.   Wat Tham Khao Pun Location : Amphoe Mueang The limestone hills surrounding Kanchanaburi are famous for their temple caves, an underground communion of animistic spirit worship and traditional Buddhism. Winding arteries burrow into the guts of the caves past bulbous calcium deposits and altars for reclining or meditating Buddhas, surrounded by offerings from pilgrims. Wat Tham Khao Pun is one of the closest cave temples, and is best reached by bicycle. How to get there: The temple is about 4 kilometers from the TAT office and 1km southwest of the Chung Kai cemetery across the railroad tracks and midway up the hill. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Khao Pun  Wat Tham Khao Pun   Wat Tham Mungkornthong Location : Amphoe Mueang Situated 5 kilometers from town, the splendid temple is located in a cave which is only assessable via steps flanked by dragon carvings on both sides. The temple is well known for the incredible performance of a nun floating on the surface of a deep pool. A small museum displaying a variety of ancient objects found in the area is located nearby. How to get there: The temple is about 7 kilometers from the town center and is best visited by motorcycle. Bus No. 8191 runs past the temple from Kanchanaburi every 30 minutes and takes 20 minutes. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.   Wat Tham Phu Wa Location : Amphoe Mueang The compound which is set in natural surroundings is situated approximately 15 kilometers away from the city. The temple is famous for meditation courses. In addition, there is a beautiful cave with plenty of stalactites that is worth a visit. How to get there: Route 1: Get the path to Kanchanaburi – Ban Kao, and then turn left Km.16 along route Phu Pradu – Wang Lan about 6 kilometers you will reach the junction. Route 2: Traveled through the Thum Kao Pun Cave and Princess Srinakarin Park, then turn right at the area between 49-48 Km. Along Route Phu Pradu – Wang Lan about 5 kilometers. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Ban Tham  Wat Ban Tham   Wat Thawornwararam Location : Amphoe Mueang Thawornwararam Temple is a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist temple. The temple has a picturesque pagoda and statue of the Laughing Buddha by the river. There are also unusual eleven-headed fish guarding one of the buildings. How to get there: The temple is on Prasit Road, next to Wat Nua and within walking distance of the guesthouse area. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.   Wat Ban Tham Location : Amphoe Tha Muang Wat Ban Tham is a cave temple beside the Khwae Noi river. The temple features a long staircase leading into a dragon’s mouth. Inside the dragon’s head are murals depicting scenes from the classic Thai novel Khun Chang Khun Phaen, particularly the scene where Khun Phaen murders the preganant Nang Buakhli to make a Guman Thong spirit helper from her unborn baby. There is a stone shaped like Nang Buakhli inside the cave as well as a statue of the Guman Thong.

The cave has a metal gate which may be locked if the temple staff are elsewhere. Normally, Thai visitors are shown up some stairs (shoes off inside the cave) and up the hill to receive a blessing from a monk at a small shrine. How to get there: The temple is about 10km from the town center and can be reached by motorcycle. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Suea  Wat Tham Suea   Wat Tham Suea Location : Amphoe Tha Muang The temple is built in a mixed, splendid Thai-Chinese style and enshrines a huge Buddha image. Visible from far away, the temple features an impressive Buddha statue and chedi on the top of a hill. The Buddha statue, seated in the posture of giving blessings, is covered with gold mosaic and protected by an unusual shell-like structure. The huge chedi, 69 meters high and 29 meters wide, is hollow. A staircase inside the building leads up to the top. Each level has rows of Buddha statues and multiple windows from which photos can be taken of the statue below set against a backdrop of rice paddies and mountains.

There are also footprints of the Buddha and an ancient pond on the hill. Behind the chedi is the Chinese pagoda of the adjacent Wat Khao Noi. How to get there: About 4 kilometers off Maeklong Dam and turn left for 200 meters or about 20km from the town center and can be reached by motorcycle. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.   Wat Thung Samo Location : Amphoe Phanom Thuan The major attraction is a big Kuan Yin statue. Thai and foreign tourists come here everyday to pay respect to the Kuan Im image, Phra Sangkatchai and the Buddha image in the ordination hall of Wat Thung Samo. How to get there: The temple located approximately 15 kilometers from the city can be on U-Thong Road via Highway No. 324. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Three Pagodas Pass  Three Pagodas Pass  Wat Phra Thaen Dong Rang Location : Amphoe Tha Maka Is an old Buddhist temple where there is a sacred stone base to have with illness before his death. A great fair to pay homage to the revered stone is held at the middle of the fourth lunar month of every year. How to get there: The temple which is situated approximately 10 kilometers from Tharua Market, or some 40 kilometers Opening Hours : 05.00 am.- 05.00 pm.   Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno (Tiger Temple) Location : Amphoe Sai Yok This is a meditation temple surrounded by forested area. Various kinds of animals live together freely in the nature such as barking deer, deer, hog, gibbon, peafowl, red jungle fowl, horse, water buffalo, goat, etc. Wildlife of different species will be seen living together in peace and being friendly to the monks and visitors. How to get there: The temple is 37 kilometers far from Kanchanaburi on highway no. 323. You could take the Kanchanaburi-Sangkhlaburi public bus and get off at Km. 21 on the main road. Then walk about 2 kilometers from the main road to the temple. Opening Hours : 08.30 am. – 15.45 pm. Contact : Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno Foundation Tel.  0 3453 1557   Chedi Bo-ong Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum  Chedi Bo-ong is an ancient chedi built in Burmese’s style. It is located on the hill surrounded by the swamp. Every year, on the full moon night of the 4th lunar month, a lot of people come to worship this sacred place. Getting there, take a boat at Ban Ta Pae, Thong Phpoom District to Ban Bo-ong.

Administered by : Khao Laem National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum Wat Wang Wiwekaram  Wat Wang Wiwekaram   Three Pagodas Pass Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri This pass is located approximately 240 kilometers from the city or 22 kilometers from Sangkhla Buri. This rugged Thai-Burmese border was once a strategic military route for both the Thai and Burmese; however, it is currently a small border market. The three miniature pagodas are memorials to the traditional invasion route favored by Burmese soldiers during the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767). Visitors wishing to visit Myanmar are advised to obtain a pass, which allows visitors to visit Burmese settlements from Sangkhla Buri Immigration Office. How to get there : The end of the Thai border in the west is located in Tambon Nong Lu on Highway 323, about 4 km. before getting to Amphoe Sangkhla Buri. Turn into the intersection on your right and continue for 18 km. to get to the Three Pagodas Pass. All routes are asphalted. Opening Hours  : 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm. depending on the political situation. Admission  : 30 Baht/person (Price are subject to change) Contact : Tel.  0 3459 0105 ,  0 3459 5335   Wat Wang Wiwekaram Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri is the home of Luangpho Uttama, a monk much revered by the Thanis and Mons, including the Karen people and the Burmese living in the region. On the riverbank, within the Buddhist assembly hall there is an elegant marble image of the Buddha called Luangpho Khao. Under a mile from the temple itself is the Buddha Gaya Chedi, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha’s right thumb. The Burmese influence is keenly felt here, and near the pagoda there are many shops selling native Burmese products, including furniture and clothing. How to get there: The wat is around 2 kilometers from the centre of town if you go via the wooden bridge or 5 kilometers if you go via the concrete bridge. By the wooden bridge, follow the road after the bridge until you reach a T junction. Turn left then continue until the intersection where you turn right for the wat and left for the chedi. From the centre of town a motorbike taxi Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.

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Wang Pho Elephant Camp Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Wang Pho Elephant Camp Kanchanaburi Thailand

Wang Pho Elephant Camp Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Wang Pho Elephant Camp Kanchanaburi,Located near Wang Pho Railway Station. Elephant shows, elephant riding and rafting are . provided for visitors.
How to get there: Take Highway 323 and turn into Highway 3343 for 7 km.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
You can visit Wang Pho Elephant Camp Kanchanaburi Daily

Mon Bridge Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Mon Bridge Kanchanaburi It is the longest wooden bridge in Thailand linking Sangkhlaburi and Mon Villages. The bridge overlooks a scenic landscape and offers and opportunity to see local people’s way of life. How to get there: Traveling approximately 200 kilometers from Kanchanaburi city area, along the highway number 323, you will reach Taungpaapoom district. Then, turn right at the T-junction and

Mon Bridge Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri
Mon Bridge Kanchanaburi It is the longest wooden bridge in Thailand linking Sangkhlaburi and Mon Villages. The bridge overlooks a scenic landscape and offers and opportunity to see local people’s way of life. How to get there: Traveling approximately 200 kilometers from Kanchanaburi city area, along the highway number 323, you will reach Taungpaapoom district. Then, turn right at the T-junction and continue for 74 kilometers.
you can visit Mon Bridge Kanchanaburi Daily at Sangkhla Buri , Kanchanaburi ,Thailand

Srinagarindra Dam Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Srinagarindra Dam Kanchanaburi Thailand

Srinagarindra Dam Kanchanaburi Thailand
Srinagarindra Dam Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
Srinagarindra Dam Kanchanaburi Thailand,Srinagarindra Dam It is the largest rock fill dam with a clay core in Thailand, situated on the Khwae Yai River, approximately 4 km. from Namtok Erawan in the north of the Khwae Yai River. We can take advantage of this multi-purpose dam in irrigation, flood damage relief in the Mae Klong Basin, electricity generation, and fishery. The place above the dam ridge is suitable for relaxation, as it has some attractive sights.
Administered by : Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
How to get there : Srinagarindra Dam is 70 km. from the provincial city on Highway 3177 (Kanchanaburi-Si Sawat).
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Admission : Free
Contact : The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Tel. 0 2436 6046-8, you can visit Srinagarindra Dam Kanchanaburi Thailand Daily

Sai Yok Elephant Village Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Sai Yok Elephant Village Kanchanaburi Thailand

Sai Yok Elephant Village Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Sai Yok Elephant Village Kanchanaburi Thailand,Located at Mu 3 Ban Lum Phueng, Tambon Lum Sum and offering a 30-minute nature trek on elephant and rafting. There is a daily elephant show during 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
How to get there: From Kanchanaburi, take the Sai Yok – Thong Pha Phum route for some 30 minutes to around Km. 45, or a train and get off at Wang Pho Station.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 04.00 pm. visit Sai Yok Elephant Village Kanchanaburi Thailand Daily at Kanchanaburi Thailand.

The Death Railway Kanchanaburi Thailand

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The Death Railway Kanchanaburi Thailand

The Death Railway Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Mueang
The Death Railway Kanchanaburi Thailand,Constructed during World War II, the Thailand to Burma railway is also known as the Death Railway. It is said that one man died for every sleeper that was laid on the track. The line was repaired and restored after the war and still runs passenger services as far as Nam Tok to the north of Kanchanaburi with the most famous section of the line being the Bridge over the River Kwai. The railway beyond Nam Tok is no longer in existence, but sections such as the infamous Hellfire Pass have been reclaimed and can be visited as part of a tour for those interested in the history of the railway and the part it played in the Second World War. For railway buffs, look out for the old locomotives that are in position outside Kanchanaburi train station and the River Kwai station,visit The Death Railway Kanchanaburi Thailand Daily

Prommitr Film Studio Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Prommitr Film Studio Kanchanaburi Thailand

Prommitr Film Studio Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Prommitr Film Studio Kanchanaburi Thailand, Located at Surasi Military Camp, Tambon Lat Ya, Amphoe Mueang Kanchanaburi, in Western Thailand, this studio was the location of the great historic film “The Legend of King Naresuan”. This epic trilogy of historical movies reflects the relationship between the Siamese Kingdom of Ayutthaya and the Hongsawadi Kingdoms, which are located in present-day Burma. The events in the films lead up to the declaration of Ayutthaya’s independence from the Burmese, by King Naresuan the Great, in 1584. Lavish and expensive, this production represents the pinnacle of Thai film-making.Within the 700-acre compound of wild land, magnificent buildings were created through meticulous historical research. Visitors can enjoy magnificent palace replicas and gleamingly gilded halls, pagodas, temples and ancient villages of both the Ayutthaya and Hongsawadi Kingdoms. One of the highlights from past Ayutthaya is Sanphet Prasat Palace, which has been left as a ruin due to Ayutthaya’s 2nd loss to Burma when everything was totally razed and burnt; at present only the brick foundations of this palace can be seen.
The Palace showcases the incomparable magnificence of the Ayutthaya Court. Other interesting highlights are the Weapons Storage Room, Hongsawadi Wall, the Lion Throne, the Dungeon, the Portuguese Gun Exhibit, Ayutthaya Wall, and the Props Storage Room. Visitors tired out by a long day of sightseeing may want to relax with a traditional Thai massage, which is available on-site. Furthermore, visitors can also enjoy various activities such as dressing in traditional historic costumes (a unique souvenir photo opportunity!), as well as horse, elephant and cart riding. The studio compound also includes souvenir shops. A pair of huge Singha statues (mythical lions mixed with other creatures) welcomes visitors at the entrance to the compound. A brochure and map, as well as a brief introductory lecture about the Studio are provided at the Information Centre where visitors pay the entrance fee. There are also guide lecturers stationed at various spots, and plasma screens giving historical background and describing scenes from the Naresuan films. The guided sightseeing walk takes approximately 2 hours.
How to get there: Prommitr Film Studio is about 24 kilometers away from Kanchanaburi Town. Take Route 3199 Kanchanaburi – Srinakarin Dam for 18 kilometers to Lat Ya Intersection. From there, take the right turn and continue past Surasi Military Camp for another 3 kilometers till you reach the studio entrance. Follow the signs for another 2 kilometers. Or take a song thaew (a pickup truck with two rows of bench seats down the sides) from Kanchanaburi Town to Lat Ya Intersection. From this intersection, visitors will have to set an appointment with a driver and negotiate the price.
Opening Hours: 10.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission: 200 Baht/person (Price are subject to change)
Contact: Prommitr Film Studio Company, Tel.  0 3453 2057  or  0 3453 2058 , Fax. 0 3453 2056. Bangkok Office Tel.  0 2736 2300

Three Pagodas Pass Kanchanaburi Thailand

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Three Pagodas Pass Kanchanaburi Thailand

Three Pagodas Pass Kanchanaburi Thailand
Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri
This pass is located approximately 240 kilometers from the city or 22 kilometers from Sangkhla Buri. This rugged Thai-Burmese border was once a strategic military route for both the Thai and Burmese; however, it is currently a small border market. The three miniature pagodas are memorials to the traditional invasion route favored by Burmese soldiers during the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767). Visitors wishing to visit Myanmar are advised to obtain a pass, which allows visitors to visit Burmese settlements from Sangkhla Buri Immigration Office.
How to get there : The end of the Thai border in the west is located in Tambon Nong Lu on Highway 323, about 4 km. before getting to Amphoe Sangkhla Buri. Turn into the intersection on your right and continue for 18 km. to get to the Three Pagodas Pass. All routes are asphalted.
Opening Hours  : 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm. depending on the political situation.
Admission  : 30 Baht/person (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel.  0 3459 0105 ,  0 3459 5335

Ban Don Chedi Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi

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Ban Don Chedi Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi

Ban Don Chedi Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi
Don Chedi Archaeological Site Location : Amphoe Phanom Thuan Situated in Ban Don Chedi, the site was found by the Fine Arts Department when an excavation revealed important remains such as ancient swords, elephant jaw bones, human skeletons and an Ayutthaya-style Chedi. From the findings, most historians believe that the site was the killing field where a Yutthatthi battle took place.
How to get there: From Bangkok, take Highway No. 323 to the intersection of Tha Muang, turn right 2 Kilometers have to The signs of Don Chedi about 11 kilometers and then have to drive into the area behind Wat Thung Samo School.
Opening Hours : Daily 24 hours
Admission : Free

BPhong Tuk Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi

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BPhong Tuk Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi
BPhong Tuk Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi Location : Amphoe Tha Maka , Phong Tuk Archaeological Site It is believed that this site was the location of an ancient city of the Dvaravati Period with an influence of the Gupta School of Indian Art dating around the 6th -7th century A.D. From the Fine Arts Department’s discovery, they found lots of Dvaravati antiques at Phong Tuek in 1927 such as Roman bronze lamp, Buddhist terra-cotta plaques, Naraya or Visnu image carved from stone, and other Buddha images. Later in 1934, Dr. Wales, a representative of the Antique Studies Association from India, came to explore and excavate more at Phong Tuek and proved that a civilized ancient city used to be placed here around a thousand years ago. Nowadays, some pieces of the found artifacts are kept in Wat Dong Sak and others are kept at the National Museum in Bangkok. To get there, the site is about 37 km. south from Kanchanaburi.
How to get there: From Bangkok, take Highway 323 until you notice the direction sign on the left at Km. 92-93 leading the way to Boran Sathan Phong Tuek. After crossing Chantharubeksa Bridge, pass Wat Dong Sak on your left then go straight on until you get to the Phong Tuek police kiosk on the right. The Boran Sathan Phong Tuek is next to the police kiosk.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
BPhong Tuk Archaeological Site Kanchanaburi Admission : Free