The hills are alive at Keeree Mantra Restaurant, and every moment here feels like a scene out of Jurassic Park, sans the dinosaurs. As most restaurants in Kanchanaburi are known to be on water, Keeree Mantra is a good alternative if you’re looking to hit up a restaurant on land.
Shop in a boat at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
People who have never been to floating markets in Bangkok should pay a visit to Damnoen Saduak—a more authentic and less crowded floating market. With its narrow canals fitting only 5 long-tail boats at a time, the colorful market makes for Nat-Geo worthy pictures and is a great place for you to pick-up cheap fashion finds like bohemian-style sundresses and elephant pants.
Swim in Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
While the waterfall is relatively smaller compared to Erawan Falls, Sai Yok Noi is beautiful, serene and also more accessible from the city. You can choose to soak at the base of the falls, or climb to the top of the tiers where the water is cooler and you get a bird’s eye view of the area. Here, you don’t have to wear proper swimming attire since the locals usually enter the water with whatever they’re wearing. If you’re bringing along younger children, you can also rent a float on-site for 20 Baht.
Visit the Sunken Temple at Sangkhlaburi–Wat Samprasob
Those who want to maximize their trip and get as many new experiences as possible can take the path less travelled to Sangkhlaburi, a remote village bordering Myanmar. Home to several Thais and Burmese, the village houses the mysterious Wat Samprasob, a.k.a the Sunken Temple. Built by the Mon and Karen tribes, Wat Samprasob is the only remaining structure from a lost village that was destroyed by flood in 1968.
Explore the Mini Grand Canyon at Ratchaburi
Just 1.5 hours away from Kanchanaburi city is the “Mini Grand Canyon” at Pong Yup—a jaw-dropping natural phenomenon with weird looking walls as high as 5 meters. Certain areas of this “Grand Canyon” are made up of pillars forming a maze of sorts, and with correct angling, your pictures will look as though you’ve landed on Mars!
Kanchanaburi is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit Kanchanaburi is from November to February. This is one of the best seasons when the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold—days are comfortable and soothing for excursions. Summer months should be avoided as they come up with excessive heat and humidity.
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When you are planning for a full-fledged Bangkok holiday, don't miss to include a day trip to Kanchanaburi. This is a quaint and spectacular town, known since the times of WWII. The town is beautiful and serene with plethora of diverse attractions, that allure every soul. If you’re up for a challenge and love exploring the undiscovered, here are 5 things to do in Kanchanaburi that will satisfy every adventurous traveler’s wanderlust.
Escape to the hills at Keeree Mantra Restaurant