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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The city of Kanchanaburi is a microcosm of what makes Thailand such an interesting country. There is a blend of historical sightseeing opportunities as well as natural spots to take in the unique beauty of the Land of Smiles. Located only a 2- to 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is easily accessible via bus or train.

Kanchanaburi was once the site of Neolithic civilizations, evidenced by artifacts of ancient societies and burial sites that have been excavated here. In the mid-20th century, the city became notorious as the home of the Bridge on the River Kwai, the controversial structure built to support the Thai-Burmese railway by prisoners of war during WWII. There are also several national parks in the surrounding area, with opportunities to see stunning waterfalls and get close to Thai wildlife.


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