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Kanchanaburi Province, Activities to get involved with around the Province

Kanchanaburi Province, Page 6a, Kanchanaburi, boat trip from River Kwai bridge to Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Star Watching

Kirdkao Observatory  - is situated in Tambon Lum Rang, Amphoe Bo Phloi. From Bangkok, take Highway 323 and turn into Highway 3086 (Kanchanaburi-Bo Phloi). At Km 49, a direction sign of Air Marshal Samroeng Kirdkao’s farm is on your left. Turn left and keep on for three km. This is a place where you can gain knowledge about stars and nature. If you are interested in astronomy, you will love this. They have arranged a corner for star-watching, an observatory in a dome shape and accommodation in a capsule shape. Please contact Captain Thakun Kirdkao at Tel. 08 1927 4140, or Khun Anna Kirdkao at Tel. 08 1848 6482, or www.kirdkao.org or postal address: Kirdkao Observatory, P.O. Box 3, POB Royal Thai Air Force, Bangkok 10213.

Forest Trekking

There are many  routes to travel through the forest to learn about nature. However, tourists often take national park routes, or routes towards tourist attractions where they  cannot drive as follows:

Route 1: From Tham Than Lot Noi to Tham Than Lot Yai in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park. two hours by foot.

Route 2: To Namtok Krateng Cheng in Khao Laem National Park. three hours by foot. Various kinds of plants and waterfalls.

Route 3: At Tao Dam Mine in Amphoe Sai Yok with various kinds of plants, wildlife and waterfalls.

Route 4: Nature study route of Dr. Boonsong Lekhakul in Khao Namphu Wildlife Conservation Promotion and Development Station. three hours by foot.

Route 5: From Namtok Pha Tat to Namtok Pha Sawan.

Mountain Biking

Tourists can travel by mountain bike along routes in the province to any tourist attractions to experience the beautiful geographical features of Kanchanaburi. The well-known routes are as follows:

  1. From the province crossing Somdet Phra Sangkharat Bridge to Wat Tham Khao Pun-Somdech Phra Srinagarindra         Stone  Park-Tham Phu Wa. About 20 km on an asphalt road.

  2. From Resotel Kaeng Lawa Resort to Tham Lawa. About 1.5 km. on a dirt road.

  3. From the entrance of Ban Khao Lek, Tambon Khao Chot, Amphoe Si Sawat to Tham Than Lot Yai. About 18 km. On

       a laterite road.

  4. Bicycle route surrounding Ban Nong Khao to explore the local people’s ways of life around the village. About five km.  

      on a laterite-concrete road.

Kanchanaburi Province, Page 7a,  Koapoon Cave Temple, Kanchanaburi.