Located approximately 130 kilometers west of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi province boasts a diverse landscape that encompasses lush green forests, majestic mountains, and tranquil river valleys. It is most renowned for the River Kwai, which flows through the heart of the province, adding to its picturesque charm. Kanchanaburi is a popular destination for many tourists and locals seeking an enriching and unforgettable experience.
In this article, we would like to introduce three new places to visit Kanchanaburi.
Tomi Edo Park is a charming cafe and restaurant located on a 7-rai plot of lush green land in Kanchanaburi that takes you on a journey back in time to the captivating Edo Period of Japan. The park’s meticulously-designed landscape invites you on a leisurely stroll to unwind and reconnect with nature. There are plenty of lovely photo corners at Tomi Edo Park such as the Japanese wooden gate at the entrance, koi pond, the prominent red wooden bridge over the pond, train station and railway track. Kimonos and yukatas are available for rent to customers who would like to dress in traditional Japanese costumes for photo-taking. You can also get a view of Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), one of Thailand’s most iconic temples from the park.
The cafe and restaurant serves a wide menu with Japanese, Thai and Western dishes, desserts and drinks. Visitors can also choose to dine in private huts in the garden while enjoying a panoramic view of serene landscape.
Nestled amidst the magnificent verdant mountains and overlooking a serene lake, Keeree Mantra is a restaurant that offers a truly enchanting al fresco dining experience. It is a great choice for families with kids who would love to run around the spacious lush green lawn at the back of the restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine, featuring recommended dishes such as deep-fried snakehead fish served with mango salad, river snail coconut red curry, and stir-fried cabbage with fish sauce.
Kanchanaburi Skywalk, also known as Song Kwae Mae Klong Skywalk, is a new icon on River Kwai that boasts a scenic view of the river, town and surrounding mountains. The glass skywalk with a see-through floor is 12-meters high and 150-meters long. At the end of the bridge on the left, visitors will be able to see the convergence of Khwae Yai and Khwae Noi rivers into the Mae Klong river. Other landmarks visible from the Skywalk are Wat Tham Khao Laem with the enormous White Buddha statue, the Patriarch Bridge and the Hall of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana Mahathera.
The skywalk is open every day from 9am to 5pm. Visitors have to purchase shoe covers for 60 baht that are mandatory at the attraction. On Saturdays, a walking street with shops on the ground alongside the skywalk will be opened from 4pm to 10pm.
With our introduction to these new places to visit in Kanchanaburi, we hope you have been inspired to visit Thailand. For more recommendations on what to do around Thailand, visit https://tourismthailand.sg/ or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.