A two hour drive out of Bangkok toward the Burma (or Myanmar) border lies Kanchanaburi, a quiet town on the River Kwai. These days, Kanchanaburi is one of the most peaceful places I’ve visited in Thailand, which seems fitting after its horrible history as the start of the Death Railway and surrounds of POW camps in WWII. Kanchanaburi has earnt its peace. Steeped in history, this is a town well worth a visit if you have enough time, even for two or three nights.

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