Maps and Geography of Kanchanaburi

June 29, 2010 

Kanchanaburi   is a medium size  town  in the western part  of  central Thailand and the capital of Kanchanaburi province. In 2009,  it had a population of 67500 . Kanchanaburi is only 130 Kms far away from Bangkok and can be reached in maximum 3 hours  by car from Bangkok International Airport as well as from Bangkok City center.

Location

Kanchanaburi  is located where the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers converge into the Mae Klong river. The city  spans the Northern banks of the river and is a popular spot for travelers. Its location at the edge of a mountain range keeps it much cooler than the other provinces of central Thailand. The city has two major commercial districts: the downtown area consists of a grid of several streets with office buildings, shop fronts, and an important shopping mall. The riverfront area businesses are mostly located further West along the River Kwai Road. Once a year (last week of November / first week of December)  a  very important light and sound festival  takes places and a fantastic most  impressive  pyrotechnics display  re-enacts the wartime bombing of the bridge.

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