Kanchanaburi is Thailand's third largest province, bordering Myanmar on the west. The province is mountainous, with some wonderful scenery, and consists of 13 districts. Its most famous attraction is the River Kwai Bridge which was built by Allied troops during the Second World War and immortalised in the film ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. The bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the war ended. It now stands as a memorial to those who lost their lives during its construction.
The area around Kanchaburi offers a host of activities from trekking, cycling, rafting and boat rides along the river. There are a number of lodges and riverside camps that make this region one of Thailand's best for exploring the great outdoors.