Kanchanaburi is Thailand's third largest province. Kanchanaburi covers some 19,485 square (and oftentimes mountainous) kilometres, and borders Myanmar (Burma) to the west of Bangkok.
Kanchanaburi is the site of the world-famous Bridge Over The River Kwai, immortalized in books and movies, and is noted for rugged natural beauty where mountains and river valleys have inspired development of hydro-electric power and where labyrinthine dam reservoirs provide further scenic elements to the province's natural beauty.
Beyond the compact provincial capital, some 130 kilometres, and a comfortable two-hour drive from Bangkok, where the Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi rivers unite to form the Mae Klong River, Kanchanaburi unfolds in progressively arresting scenic beauty in a landscape characterized by several waterfalls, caves once inhabited by Neolithic man, national parks and tranquil riverine and reservoir settings.
Opportunities abound for bucolic living aboard rafts on dazzling rivers and reservoirs, and provide the focal point for memorable holidays for nature lovers who delight in natural surroundings and pleasures without sacrificing basic comforts.