Kanchanaburi hotels and travel guide, Thailand. Hotel reservation for Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Erawan Water fall.

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Recommended Caves
Daowadueng Cave
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Daowadueng Cave
Daowadueng Cave
Daowadueng Cave of the most famous and beautiful caves in Thailand, this white cave was discovered in 1972. Daowadueng Cave is 100 metres deep and is divided into 8 chambers, each are named after its lime formations, such as chandelier chamber, pagoda chamber and curtain chamber.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi Town Centre, take National Highway 323 for 110 kilometres. Once pass the entrance of Sai Yok National Park, take the left turn and drive on for 3 kilometres to Daowadueng Temple.

Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Amphoe Sai Yok
Opening Hours Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission 50 - 200 Bath (Price are subject to change)
Hotels Hotels in Sai Yok Area
Kaeo Sawan Bandan Cave
Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri
It is a complex of caves located in Kaeo Sawan Bandan Cave Meditation Centre near a small mountain. Each cave has a specific name based on their characteristics; such as Badan Cave with knee-leveled water, Phopu Ruesi Cave, Kaeo Morakot Cave, Keao Sawan Bandan Cave, and Kaeo Cave with stalactites and stalagmites that glitter like a powder of diamond when light shines on them. Please dress neatly with comfortable shoes. Be careful when visiting some caves which have a sloping stone mound; also in some caves you have to kneel down and crawl through the stone holes. It takes at least 6 hours to visit all caves.

How to get there
Take the route Sangkhla Buri-Three Pagodas Pass and turn right at Km. 16 near the roadside shelter. Drive along the dirt road for about 800 metres then turn right. Go on for 200 metres until you arrive at the meditation centre where the cave is situated.

Opening Hours Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission 50 - 150 Bath (Price are subject to change)
Krasae Cave
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Krasae Cave
Krasae Cave
This cave, which houses sacred Buddha images, is located approximately 55 kilometres from Kanchanaburi, beside the surviving remnants of the Death Railway overlooking Khwae Noi River near Wang Pho Railway Station. The cave is within walking distance from the railway tracks of Wang Pho Railway Station.
Lawa Cave
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Lawa Cave is one of the most famous caves in Kanchanaburi, it was first discovered with ancient human’s skeletons. The journey through fascinating caverns starts from a steep climb on stairs up to the opening in the small mountain. The entrance to the cave is a bit narrow although the interior is spacious with 5 chambers including the crocodile chamber, the music chamber, the throne chamber, and the curtain chamber with "plenty of slow-growing stalactites and stalagmites" in full display.

There is a secret in each chamber which relates to its name, waiting for you to discover. The lighting is cleverly hidden along a walkway, so that it appears as natural as possible. In general, the caverns are large and open and not claustrophobic to most people, but the incredible natural cave walls are close enough that you can appreciate their delicacy,as well as "several bat colonies of different species". This breathtaking natural wonderland underground is matched by what is above, an ecological preserve of native trees, river, and animals.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi town, take Highway 323 and turn left at Km. 59 to the Pak Saeng Pier. Then you have to take a boat crossing the Kwai Noi River and continue on foot for a bit further. Going there overland is a bit tricky. You have to cross the bridge a little bit southwards at Ban Kaeng Raboet and find the dirt road to the cave.

Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Amphoe Sai Yok
Opening Hours Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 3468 6024 (Sai Yok National Park )
Season to visit March - May
Nok Nang Aen Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Nok Nang Aen Cave
Nok Nang Aen Cave
Nok Nang Aen Cave (or Swallow Cave) is another interesting place in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park that is worth your time. Part of the Khlong Ngu River flows through it. The water first flows underground before the cave’s entrance only showing up again in the middle of the cave itself before disappearing underground again at the end of the cave. The length of the stream throughout the cave is about 3 km. Some parts of the cave ceiling have been eroded and collapsed to the floor of the cave in piles. A collapsed ceiling is called a Karst Window and there are a total of 6 in this cave. The spaces in the cave ceiling allow light to shine in, as well as provide ventilation. The size and beauty of the natural art inside the cave are indescribable. The spaciousness of the cave, large calcite-curtains on the walls, stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes and sizes are the works of nature formed after millions of years.

The cave is lit by the sunshine all throughout so there is no need for flashlight. However exploring the cave still imparts a sense of adventure and excitement because reaching the final Karst Window will require trekking through forest, crossing a fast-flowing stream, swimming, and rock-climbing. The exploration trail takes 7 hours. The cave is only open from March to May. The stream within the cave is not suitable for drinking because it has many pollutants.

How to get there
Located in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. Take Route 323 (Thong Pha Phum Sangkhla Buri) and turn right at the Km. 26 marker (Phuttho T-junction). Go pass Thung Nang Khruan Waterfall and continue toward Ban Huai Suea. You will pass Ban Khao Phra In and turn left onto a dirt road. After 3 km. you will reach the parking area. Then it is a 30-minute walk to the destination.

Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Contact Lam Khlong Ngu National Park Tel. 08 4913 2381
Season to visit March - May Hotel Hotels in Thong Pha Phum Area
Phra That Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
This relatively large mountain cave with stunning stalactites and stalagmites is located 75 kilometers from Kanchanaburi and approximately 8 kilometers beyond the Erawan Waterfall. The cave is 20 meters long and can be explored within 1 hour. Visitors can contact the Erawan National Park branch office situated near the cave for guide services.

Administered by Erawan National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Opening Hours 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Sao Hin Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Sao Hin Cave
Sao Hin Cave
Sao Hin Cave (Stone Pillar Cave) is renowned to be the most unspoiled beautiful cave in Thailand. It has also been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as containing the tallest cave pillar in the world. The pillar was created by the growth of stalactites and stalagmites that have slowly grown until they have fused together. The water dripping from the ceiling of the cave contains calcium and after the water falls to the cave floor and evaporates, it leaves calcium carbonate behind which slowly grows into stalagmites. At the same time, water from the ceiling also evaporates to leave dissolved calcium behind in deposits on the ceiling that slowly grows into stalactites. After thousands of years, the stalagmites and stalactites grow larger and longer until they meet and merge into a pillar. At 62.5 m, it clearly beats the old record holder a pillar in China with a height of 33 m. The pillar has survived various natural disasters; such as, earthquakes, floods, and time numbering millions of years to stand grandly today.

Another "greatness" known to the cave is the difficulty in accessing it. It is very suitable for adventurers because it involves trekking through jungle across 3 mountains, climbing 90-degree inclines, crossing a gushing stream in front of a waterfall to climb to the cave entrance, and pulling yourself by rope against the current for another 700 m within the cave. There are no decorations, lighting, or amenities of any type for the preservation of the cave.

The cave is only open from March to May. You have to reserve beforehand because a guide is required. The stream within the cave is not suitable for drinking because it has many pollutants. The Park has life-preservers for rent. The exploration trail takes 7 hours.

How to get there
Located in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. Take Route 323 (Thong Pha Phum Sangkhla Buri) and turn right at the Km. 26 marker (Phuttho T-junction). Go pass Thung Nang Khruan Waterfall and continue toward Ban Huai Suea. You will pass Ban Khao Phra In and turn left onto a dirt road. After 3 km. you will reach the parking area. Then it is a 30-minute walk to the destination.

Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Contact Tel. 0 3451 1200 ( TAT Kanchanaburi Office ), 08 4913 2381 (Lam Khlong Ngu National Park)
Season to visit March - May
Than Lot Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
Than Lot Cave
Than Lot Cave
Only 100 m away from the office of the National Park, you will reach the entrance of "Than Lot Noi Cave" where the stream flows through the cave at all times. Inside the cave, there are lights provided to help guide you along the pathway. Along the route, you will view a variety of strange-shaped stalagmites and stalactites. If you continue exploring further deep inside the cave, you will hear what sounds like the barking of dogs. This makes tourists curious why dogs stay here. Actually, it is the sound of Giant Jungle Toads (so called “Jong Krong” in Thai) – one of the world’s rare animals.

When you arrive at the end of the route, you will discover the lush evergreen forest. From this point, you can walk further for around 2.5 km passing the pretty Namtok Trai Trueng and then you will reach Than Lot Yai Cave – a wide hole which has resulted from the erosion of water on limestone rocks over a long period of time. After all these years, it has become a larger hole which looks like an arched bridge. There are gaps for the sunlight to shine into the cave, and it is not surprising to see various types of plants inside the cave hall. Moreover, numerous remains of ancient human skeletons, pottery and utensils have been found here.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi city, take Highway 3199 and turn right to Highway 3086 and drive along for about 68 km to Nong Prue. Then turn left to Highway 3480 and drive straight all the way down for 22 km until you reach Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park.

Administered by Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Opening Hours Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park tel. 0 3454 7020, 0 3451 9606
Season to visit All year long
Hotels Hotels in Si Sawat Area
Thi Phu Che Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Thi Phu Che Cave
Thi Phu Che Cave
The amazing beauty of the ancient stalagmites and stalactites, hidden in the cave for thousands of years, is now discovered and will be your marvellous adventurous experience. You have to descend the waterfall cave with a height of 25 metres. In the dark, you can see the way with a head-flashlight. The cave is decorated with stalagmites and stalactites showing you the incredibly-beautiful nature. On the roof of the cave, you can see a big flock of bats. From the entrance, you can walk along the twisted stream tunnel with a depth of 100 metres. You will finally arrive the 15 metres in height waterfall where you can jump under. However, the more you walk, the way is so narrower that you have to crawl. At the exit, you will be amazed with the beautiful rocks in many shapes like the glazing peach ones. The distance is approximately 1 km long.

The cave is open for survey during October to June and takes approximately 5-6 hours. Advance reservation made at least two weeks beforehand is required. A group is limited for 12 persons whereas little children are not allowed to join.

How to get there
You can reach this cave only by the professional tour service of Hyper Venture Team. You can directly contact us or Ban Huai Ulong Resort in Thong Pha Phum to make a reservation.

Season to visit October - June
Wang Badan Cave
Location : Amphoe Sai Yok
Wang Badan or Sawan Wang Badan Cave, located within the area of Erawan National Park, Amphoe Sai Yok, some 63 km. from the province. It is accessible from behind Sai Yok Noi waterfall where there is a direction sign of 3 km. to the national park’s safeguard unit, a location of the upstream of Sai Yok waterfall. Another 1,500–metre walk from the safeguard unit will lead to the cave with nature interpretation signs along the way. Wang Badan Cave is a small but deep cave of 500 metres long. It is a 2-storeyed limestone cave with a small hole at the mouth to be entered one by one. Its upper storey houses various chambers of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes. The lower storey contains a stream to look like a tunnel of water under a large boulder.

Administered by Erawan National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Caves in Kanchanaburi
Khao Noi Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Nam Mut Cave
Nam Mut Cave
Khao Noi Cave closes to Jok Ka Din Waterfall. The highest elevation viewpoint from which we can admire panoramical surrounding forest and Jok Ka Din Waterfall.

Administered by Thong Pha Phum National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Maduea Cave
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Maduea Cave is a cave located within Wat Tham Maduea, Tambon Ban Kao, approximately 40 km. from Kanchanaburi. To get there, from Ban Kao Police Post, cross the Khwae Noi River and follow Highway 3445 for 8 km. to Sai Yok Camp, enter the camp for some 3 km. Please contact the temple upon arrival for lighting within the spacious cave with spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. The visit takes about 1 hour.
Mee Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
This large 5 roomed cave is rumored amongst local villagers to have been the home of a bear (Mee in Thai). The cave has many strange shaped rocks and striking colored stalactites and stalagmites.

Administered by Erawan National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Nam Mut Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
It is situated in the area of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat. Its entrance is 15 metres in width and 10 metres in height. It contains a deep hole and stream continuously flowing out of the cave.

Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Namtok Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Namtok Cave
Namtok Cave
Namtok Cave, similar to Sao Hin cave and Nok Nang Aen cave in that it is a cave with a creek flowing through it. It features underground water cascading down the rock to form a 17-tiered waterfall, with the tallest tier being some 20 metres high. There are also spectacular stalagmites and stalactites in various forms throughout the 2,710 metres long cave.

How to get there
Visiting the cave is not recommended in the rainy season as the water level inside will be very high. Please contact the national park official for guidance. Advance arrangements and preparations are suggested.

Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Neramit Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
It is a large cave with many rooms with amazing strangely-formed stalagmites and stalactites.To get thete go along the way to Wat Tham Neramit for 2km and walk on for 300m. Please contact guides or Khuean Srinagarindra National Park officials. Travelling by a pickup or four-wheel-drive is recommended.

Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Phra Prang Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
Phra Prang Cave, it is another massive beautiful cave of Kanchanaburi, located in the area of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat. It is divided into many rooms with stalagmites and stalactites.

Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Phu Phra Cave
Location : Amphoe Muaeng
Neramit Cave
Neramit Cave
Phu Phra Cave or Wat Tham Khun Pan. A large cave located on high mountains. With a history of finishing a plan told the boy took gold grill in this cave. Push the cave on route Kanchanaburi - Sai Yok - Thong Pha Phum straight KM. 7-8 1 km turn left again into the clear signs bus Kanchanaburi - Sai Yok. Ran through the entrance to this cave will have to walk 1 km more.
Rua Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
The sister cave of Mee cave, starting from Soi Samakkhi Tham 10 for 100 - 200 meters across Khlong Takhian. Make the right-turn on a 200 - 300 meters drivable route, then park the car and walk for one kilometer to its entrance. Ruea cave is about 40-50 meters deep with no stalagmites or stalactites at all. Its attractions are the relics of the prehistoric people. Several coffins made from the whole trunk of an ancient tree look similar to boats and give the cave it's gnficance. The upper part of the coffin was carved in image of human head with eyes, nose, and ears. Currently, the coffins are protected by the cave.

Administered by Erawan National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Sawan Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
The cave has just been discovered in the area of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, near Ban Ton Maphrao, Tambon Mae Krabung, Amphoe Si Sawat. The characteristic of the cave is a natural hole which is 9 metres wide, 9 metres high and 150 metres long. There are also prehistoric cave paintings.

How to get there
The cave is situated on the way from Namtok Huai Mae Khamin to Namtok Erawan. Turn right at Ban Ton Maphrao School and go straight on for 1.5 km. until getting to Ban Ton Maphrao. Take a car from the village to the entrance of the cave another 500 metres. A four-wheeled drive car and a local guide from Ban Ton Maphrao are suggested.

Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Ta Duang Cave
Location : Amphoe Si Sawat
Sawan Cave
Sawan Cave
From Kanchanaburi along the Si Nakharindra-Tham Phrathat route where Sai Yok district is 2 kilometers on the left side of the route, drive 2 kilometers along the branch road through the district and then make the right turn after passing the district at the first junction to a village nearby the river Khaeo where Tha Thung Na dam is behind this village, drive further on another 2 kilometers. On the unpaved road to a foothill of the Tha Thung Na vicinity where Ta Duang cave is situated. At the foothill, trek another 700 - 800 meters up to a very steep slope. Beware of the fallen rocks along the route. The main attraction of this cave is rock paintings in the form of trees and human figures. Evidence of human habitation, potteries and tools may be seen.

Administered by Erawan National Park, Amphoe Si Sawat
Yai Cave
Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum
Yai Cave, a large spacious cave with a mouth of approximately 50 metres wide. The chamber inside can accommodate thousands of people. It is the province's largest cave located about 1 km. from Namtok Cave.

Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum