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Kanchanaburi Province, Rafting, Canoeing, Elephant Trekking, Bird Watching, Fishing, Horse Riding.

Rafting, Canoeing

White Water Rafting Due to Kanchanaburi's mountainous terrain with legions of forests and rivers, the area is ideal for rafting. Special tours, in particular, can be arranged from a mountain pass to the fabulous Lawa Cave. Those who love adventure on a swift tide can contact tour agencies in the province to guide and provide rafts and canoes. For further details, please contact the TAT Kanchanaburi Office. The well-known rafting and canoeing routes in Kanchanaburi are as follows:

  1. Noi River: From Ban Maenam Noi to Namtok Sai Yok Yai. (canoe and bamboo raft; three hours).

  2. Khwae Noi River: From Namtok Sai Yok Yai to Tham Lawa or Jungle Raft Resort. (canoe; three hours).

  3. Khwae Yai River: From the Bridge over the Khwae River to the front of the town. (canoe; three hours).

  4. Song Ka Lia River: From Ban Sane Phong to Ban Song Ka Lia, Amphoe Sangkhla Buri. ( canoe, rubber dinghy, bamboo        raft; four hours )

Elephant Trekking

Kanchanaburi has many  elephant camps providing elephant trekking. For more information, please contact the TAT Kanchanaburi Office or choose a tour agency service which might have an elephant riding and rafting programme.

Bird Watching In Kanchanaburi, we can do bird-watching at national parks that consist of fertile ecology and are suitable to be the habitat of birds.

Well-known sites for bird-watching are as follows:

Khao Namphu Wildlife Conservation Promotion and Development Station, Tambon Tha Kradan, Amphoe Si Sawat

Around Kroeng Krawia Swamp near Namtok Kroeng Krawia, Amphoe Sangkhla Buri.

Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary and Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary

Tao Dam Mine Forest, Amphoe Sai Yok

Srinagarindra Dam and Vajiralongkorn Dam (Khao Laem Dam)

Freshwater Fishing

Kanchanaburi has now turned into the most popular spot in the country for freshwater fishing with the most favourite location of all being Phae Nam Jone River, a two hour boat ride from Srinakharin Dam. Fish that can be caught include: the Giant Gourami, the Transverse Bellbarb, the Giant Snake-head Fish and the Striped Tiger Nandid. Each of these fish is part of the locally famed fish cuisine.

Horse Riding

Just outside the provincial towns there are two riding stables with nature trails surrounded by  a pristine environment.

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