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3Days 2Nights : Kanchanaburi - Ratchaburi

Planner :
Kanchanaburi 2 Day , Ratchaburi 1 Day
Period :
3 Days 2 Nights
Category :
Nature, beaches & islands, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Wedding, honeymoon or anniversary, Arts, cultural & heritage, Nightlife & entertainment, Events & festivals, Thai food & drink, Medical treatments or checkup, Business, meeting or investment, Local Experience,
  • Day 1
    July 20
  • Day 2
    July 21
  • Day 3
    July 22
Day 1 : Kanchanaburi

Srinagarind Dam Wildlife Sanctuary

Srinakarindra National Park is 953,500 rais, covering Saiyoke District, Srisawat District, and Thongphaphoom District area. The interesting tourist attraction is Tham Sawan, the newly discovered cave in Srinakarindra National Park area in Tonmaprao Village, Maegramoong Sub-District, Srisawat District. The natural cave is 9 meters wide, 9 meters high, and 159 meters long. There are paintings of ancient people on the cave’s wall. It is 15 kilometers from Srinakarindra National Park bureau. From the bureau, drive along Huay Maekamin Waterfall - Erawan Waterfall route, turn right at Baan Tonmaprao School. Tonmaprao Village is 1.5 kilometers from the junction. The cave entrance is about 500 meters from the village. Four wheel driving is recommended. Visitors should contact Tonmaprao villagers to be the guide.Tham Neramit is a big cave divided into many rooms. There are various shapes of stalagmites. It is 10 kilometers before Huay Maekamin Waterfall, turn left to Tham Neramit route for 2 kilometers and walk 300 meters. Tham Nammood, Tham Phrapang, and Tham Phrakho are big caves located 4 kilometers from Tham Neramit. Visitors should visit local tourist guide or the national park officer. Pick-up or four wheel driving is recommended for transportation.Tham Nammood is in Srinakarindra National Park area in Nammood Village, Mae Kraboong Sub-District. The cave’s entrance is 15 meters wide and 10 meters high. In the cave, there is a deep hollow from where the water always came out.Tham Praprang is another cave that is huge and beautiful. It is located in Srinakarindra National Park in Nammood Village, Mae Kraboong Sub-District. The cave is divided into various rooms, each has stalagmites. To visit this cave, use Erawan and Maekamin Waterfall route, turn left to the route to Wat Tham Nammood route which is 11 kilometers before Maekamin Waterfall. Wat Tham Nammood is 500 meters from the junction. Park the car there behind the temple and then walk 400 meters from the car park. Tham Prakho, another cave, is situated at the northwest side, 130 meters from this cave.Huay Maekamin Waterfall is situated at the national park’s bureau next to Khuen Srinakarindra Lake. It is situated about 108 kilometers from the city. This waterfall is very beautiful as it is surrounded by a lot of forest plants. The water in the waterfall is from the water source at Kala Mountain, the dry hill evergreen forest at the east side of the national park. The water flows to the dam. The waterfall is divided into 7 levels and each level has different name. The 1st level is “Dongwan”. The 2nd level is “Mankamin”. The 3rd level is “Wangnapa”. The 4th level is “Chatkaew”. The 5th level is “Laijonlong”. The 6th level is “Dongpeesua”. The 7th level is “Romklao”. Each level has unique height and beauty. The national park provided the route to every level of the waterfall. It is also nature trails. The waterfall is available throughout the year. In the national park area, there are accommodations, camping area, and restaurants for visitors. For more information, please contact Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservations, Bangkok tel.02-562-0760 or www.dnp.go.th or the national park’s bureau tel. 034-516-667-8. 

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2 Hr. 19 Min. ( Approx. 137.51 Km.)

Bridge over the River Kwai

Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours Location: Amphoe Mueang, Kanchanaburi Province   Tel: 0 2621 8701-9   This steel bridge is one of important historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand. It is almost a symbol of the province and is a recommended place in Kanchanaburi travel guide. The history of the bridge is well known, as it was part of the railway lines in World War II and had seen its share of conflict and bloodshed. After World War II, the damaged bridge was renovated by the Thai government in 1946. The Bridge of the River Kwai Memorial Week is held during late November to early December every year, where there is an exhibition about World War II and the history and archaeology of the bridge. Folk performances, local goods markets, and other entertainment are also scheduled at the event.   Situated not far from the bridge is Don Rak or Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, another important World War II-related place as it is where remains of the prisoners of war who had died while building the railway were buried.  

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1 Hr. 24 Min. ( Approx. 99.16 Km.)

Sai Yok National Park

This 300-square-kilometer national park is best known for the family of Sai Yok Waterfalls (Namtok Sai Yok); three picturesque waterfalls located in the park. Namtok Sai  Yok was first widely known among Thais when King Rama V visited them in 1888 during his reign that inspired Prince Naris, his brother, to compose a song named Kamen Sai  Yok that narrates the beauty of this waterfall. Apart from being a home to numerous wild animals, such as squirrels, bats, deer, and birds, it is also home to the world’s smallest mammal, the two-grammed Kittis Hog-nosed Bat, which was first discovered in 1973. The park is very popular during the weekends. Bungalow accommodations, river rafts, camping facilities, and a daytime food market are available. Other attractions include Lawa and Dao Wa Dung caves that feature beautiful stalactites and stalactites as well as the nearby Tham Wang Badan or Tham Sawan Wang Badan. The park and its waterfalls is popular among weekenders as it is close to the Nam Tok Railway station you can easily access by train and continue on foot.Admission: 300 baht for adults, 200 baht for childrenContact:Sai Yok National Park 0 3468 6024, 034 516163Getting there: The park is 104 kilometers from Kanchanaburi via Highway No. 323. Non air-conditioned buses leave Kanchanaburi Bus Station every 30 minutes during 6.00 a.m.-6.30 p.m. The journey takes 2 hours and costs 25 baht. Alternatively, visitors can take a train from Kanchanaburi to Namtok Station and continue on foot or by local transport to the waterfall, which is 2 kilometers away. Trains depart from Kanchanaburi at 6.11 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4.37 p.m. and return from Namtok Station at 5.25 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3.15 p.m. The one-way rail trip takes about 2 hours and costs 17 baht. (Advanced purchase at www.railway.co.th) http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Sai-Yok-National-Park--259

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1 Hr. 29 Min. ( Approx. 104.68 Km.)

Art Gallery and War Museum

World War II Art Gallery and Museum is a private museum established by Mr. Aran Chansiri, a jewelry entrepreneur in Kanchanaburi Province. The museum was found in 1995. It is located near Kwae Yai River and River Kwae Bridge. The museum is a group of exhibition houses. There are various contents of exhibitions. Some parts are related to the World War II, River Kwae Bridge construction, personal interests of the owner, and jewelry trade. The exhibition can be divided into 7 parts as follows.1.Thai history and Thai-Burma wars, exhibiting wall paintings of Thai-Burma wars and collectibles of the owners such as porcelains, mortars, guns, swords, and coconut graters.2.River Kwae Bridge construction and Thai-Burma Railroad, exhibiting the model of captive houses in the World War II, models, photos, and paintings of captives’ lifestyle in the camp, photos and models of River Kwae Bridge bombarding, utensils of the captives and Japanese soldiers, vehicles of Japanese soldiers, etc.3.Personal collectibles such as stamps, clocks, coins, banknotes, stuffed dead animals, and musical instruments.4.Mineral stones and decorations, exhibiting the examples of minerals such as Amethyst, White Jade, Rutile, and raw gems.5.Thai clothing, exhibiting clothes of Thai women and paintings of Miss Thailand World from past to present time.6.Vehicles of Japanese soldiers such as Jeep cars, motorcycles, and horse carriages.7.Cave of men in prehistoric time, exhibiting paintings and models of human evolution from past to present time.World War II Art Gallery and Museum is opened daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ticket is 20 baht for Thai visitors and 30 baht for foreign visitors. For more information, please contact (034) 512-596.

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2 Hr. 10 Min. ( Approx. 82.00 Km.)

Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park is another significant national park in Thailand. Located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, it has received many awards, with the most prodigious being the award in the natural attractions category at the 6th Thailand Tourism Industry Awards in 2006. Here lies the biggest and most beautiful waterfall of Kanchanaburi, Erawan Waterfall, which runs from the Huai Mong Lai River down a 2100 meters tall mountain. The waterfall is 1500 meters long and has seven tiers, each of which is a great and safe swimming area. Moreover, you can take a 30 minute walk around Erawan nature trail to savor the beauty of hill evergreen forest and deciduous forest. Admission fee for Erawan National Park Thai Adult 100 THB Child 50 THB Foreigner Adult 300 THB Child 200 THB Erawan National Park also has a golf cart service for the elderly and disabled. There are homestays and tents available for tourists too. For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760, Erawan National Park at 0 3457 4222, 0 3457 4722, or 0 3457 4234, or visit www.dnp.go.th.

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Day 2 : Kanchanaburi

Khao Laem National Park

Covering an area of 1,497 square meters in Thong Pha Phum and Sangkhla Buri districts, Khap Laem National Park is a peaceful jungle sanctuary offering a wide selection of recreation activities. Namtok Kateng Cheng, a 23-level waterfall, is a popular leisure spot for visitors while study trails are also available for those who wish to witness a complex combination of tropical trees and wildlife animals. Beware to visit the waterfall during the rainy season, though. Guildes are available at the park’s office and accommodations and camping spaces are also available. Admission: 200 baht for adults, 100 baht for children.Contact: Tel. 0 3454 6802 (VoIP), 0 3453 2099, or The National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkhen, tel. 0 2562 0760. www.dnp.go.thGetting there: About 190 km. from Kanchanaburi on Highway 323 (Thong Pha Phum-Sangkhla Buri), the national park is situated at Km. 40, about 30 km. to Sangkhla Buri.http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Khao-Laem-National-Park--276

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1 Hr. 59 Min. ( Approx. 39.10 Km.)

Sapan Mon Bridge

Speaking about “Sangkhlaburi district”, the first things that come to mind should definitely be a picture of a wooden bridge stretching across the river. The bridge is embraced by verdant mountain ranges, surrounded by plants of diverse species, and covered by a thin layer of fog. The dazzling bridge that reflects the charm of local people’s way of life is named Uttamanusorn Bridge or commonly known as Mon Bridge. Formerly, it ranked Thailand’s longest wooden bridge with the length of 850 meters and the world’s second longest wooden bridge next to U Bein Bridge in Burma. Uttamanusorn Bridge links the two banks of Songaria River at Nong Lu subdistrict, Sangkhlaburi district, Kanchanaburi province.This bridge was built under the initiation of Luang Phor Uttama, the abbot of Wang Wiwekaram temple. The construction between the year 1986 and 1987 was completed by labours of Mon people. The bridge was considered the route of an international friendship between Thais and Mons because it links together Sangkhlaburi district to the Mon community on the other side of the bank. Additionally, it became one of the well-known tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi.It is unfortunate that on 28 July 2013 at 18.30, the bridge fell apart into two and 30 meters from the middle collapsed into the river. After 3 days long of heavy rain, there were flash floods sweeping down logs from Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary. The collision worsened the situation as the damaged part was increased up to 70 meters by the afternoon of the next day. Therefore, a bamboo bridge has been built for temporary use, while Mon Bridge is currently under restoration. 

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33 Min. ( Approx. 24.98 Km.)

Three Pagodas Pass

The Three Pagodas Pass (Dan Chadi Sam Ong) has been a border channel connecting Thailand and Burma for centuries, either in term of battles and wars in the past or trades and friendly relationships nowadays. Located approximately 240 kilometers from city center or 22 kilometers from Sangkhla Buri, the three lining pagodas are memorials to the Siam-Burmese battle during the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767).Opening hours: The border opens between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., depending on the political situation. Visitors wishing to visit Myanmar are advised to obtain a pass, which allows visitors to visit Burmese settlements from Sangkhla Buri Immigration Office. A Fee of US$10 is applied.Getting there: The end of the Thai border in the west is located 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.http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Three-Pagodas-Pass--282

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2 Hr. 37 Min. ( Approx. 98.42 Km.)

Vajiralongkorn Dam

Formerly known as Khao Laem Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam is one of major dams in Thailand. It is a rockfill dam made of reinforced concrete, measured 92 metres high, 10-metre-wide weir and stretch 1,019 metres across the Khwae Noi River. The main purpose is to generate hydro electricity as well as collect flood water and supply water for agriculture. The construction of the dam creates a scenic lake you should take a cruise along to enjoy the views. Floating rafts are also available for overnight stays.Contact: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), tel. 0 3459 9077 ext. 2502 and 2506, 0 3459 8030 or Bangkok, Tel. 0 2436 6046 – 8Getting there: The dam is located at Tambon Tha Khanun, 153 km. from Kanchanaburi on Highway 323http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Vajiralongkorn-Dam--265

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Day 3 : Ratchaburi
1 Hr. 15 Min. ( Approx. 75.15 Km.)

Natural History Park, initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The Natural History Park, initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi is located in the Tenasserim Range, bordered to the north by Kanchanaburi Province and to the south by the Pa Fang Sai Mae Nam Phachi National Forest Reserve. It encompasses about 52,546 acres of land, covering four villages and twelve communities in Suan Phueng Subdistrict and Tanao Si Subdistrict. Initiated by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 1995, it was aimed at preserving and restoring forest, surveying social, physical and biological conditions, serving as a learning centre for disseminating knowledge to children, youth, as well as other people in order that they can use it in their daily lives. Also, its operational framework includes the division of the Natural History Park’s area, natural resource preservation and nature restoration, academic works and research, academic technology transfer service, and administration and coordination.The Natural History Park is now open to the public, including children, youth, adults and people who are interested in the following activities:1.Natural History Building: It is a place where general information and social, physical and biological information of the park are kept. There are books and videos that contain all this information and exhibits that present it. The building also has a library where visitors can find information about environment. Moreover, there are exhibitions on the improvement of people’s quality of life in rural areas projects by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 2.Nature trails: They are trails for observing and learning about nature such as waterfalls, hot springs, flora and fauna, etc. The park possesses two nature trails. It takes an hour to complete the first trail whereas the other requires three hours.3.Environment Camp: It is an activity for primary and lower secondary students. It is aimed to encourage them to realise the importance of natural resources and environment as well as to reinforce the behaviour of preserving the resources.4.Accommodations: Their purpose is to facilitate academics and the participants of the Environmental Camp. Currently, the accommodations provided by the park include two three-bedroom houses, one six-bedroom house which can hold up to 30 guests, and 20 two-person tents.5.Souvenir and product shop: It is where books and postcards of the Natural History Park are sold. In addition, it sells books written by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as well as products of the royal career support projects.Operating hours:Every day from 8:00 to 16:00Contact information:Natural History Park: 08-1107-0086Office of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Royal Projects, Chitralada Palace: 0-2281-3921, or 0-2282-6511 Ext 22     

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2 Hr. 30 Min. ( Approx. 64.60 Km.)

Bo Khlueng Hot Stream

Bo Khlueng is a natural hot stream whose water source is from the Tanao Si Mountains and is full of mineral water believed can be used for skin treatment. The water which flows all year round has temperature between 50-68 degrees Celsius. On the route to the hot stream, there is another attraction Kao Chon Waterfall. It has very beautiful waterfall cascades consist of 9 tiers that will be plentiful during the late rainy season. There also are stream bathing facilities provide bathroom and pool hot stream pool where visitors can dip into the hot mineral water.Opening hours: 8am-5pm Contact: 032-329-025, 032-711-086 Admission: 80 baht for adults and 50 baht for children to baht in the hot stream bathing. To get there: Depart from Amphoe Suan Phueng about 5 kilometers until reaching an intersection leading to Bo Khlueng Hot Stream. Go straight on for 10 kilometers.http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Bo-Khlueng-Hot-Stream--992

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3 Hr. 10 Min. ( Approx. 65.18 Km.)

Khao Bin Cave

This is the most beautiful cave in Ratchaburi. The cave extends 300 meters from the mouth and offers truly amazing scenes of plentiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Opening hours: 8am-5pmContact: 032-329-226To get there: It is located 20 kilometers from the town along the route to Amphoe Chom Bueng and two kilometers along an access road. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Tham-Khao-Bin--4921

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Nine Waterfall

Nine waterfall or Khao Jones (Nine Jones) is located at Moo 7, Tambon Huai Pha farmstead Suan Phung district, Ratchaburi 1 km away from Bo Klueng Hot Stream. The water falls of the cliff in Tenasserim Hills from the watershed on a plateau which is abundant and continuously rainy forming a natural stream flowing through the hills the area below for 14 floors or about 25 km. However, tourists are allowed to access only 9 floors because the high floors are steep cliffs and gulfs with water all year round. Rocks in the waterfall area are granites. Rock fields where granites are beautifully and uniquely placed are found in some floors. This waterfall is originally known only among the Karen people. Later on, in 1941, foreign companies earned the mining concession at the bottom of the waterfall. The Karen people normally referred to it as Western proprietors' mine. After the contract had ended, a Thai company took over the mine until the concession ended in 1980. When it was a mine, Karen and Mon settled down and built almost 30 houses. The water flowing with the waterfall could not be consumed because it is full of mud from the mountain finding minerals. From then, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Province and local organizations have developed the area into a famous tourist attraction today. The most beautiful and popular place is the sixth floor because during the raining season, the water falls off the cliff beautifully. The name Khao Jones is derived from the word Khao Kra Jone. Khao means nine and Kra Jone means leaping like the movement of water. The stones in this area are granites which do not decay easily meaning the water flowing through this waterway does not scour the cliff and it appears like the water is leaping from the cliff. Later on the waterfall had become more popular and people conceived the name wrongly thinking that it is the homophone meaning nine thieves which is frightening for tourists. It was later changed into Nine Waterfall or Nine-floor Waterfall instead.The waterfall is accessible by walk. 500 metres from a parking lot, visitors will find the lowest floor and it is possible to hike up to the highest for about 4.8 km in 3-4 hrs. Fees for bikes 10 baht, for cars 20 baht, and for buses 100 baht. (Going on foot is free)Suggestions- Prepare drinkable water at least one bottle per person-Sixth to ninth floors are steep. We recommend going at least in a pair to help each other out.-Those who want to hike up to the ninth floor should start walking no later than noon and come back before 16.00 because of the dark.-Those who want to take photos should leave at 15.00 and will reach the ninth floor at about 18.00. Visitors should prepare tents, hiking gear and a flashlight. It is not recommended to hike back down due to the dark. 

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