Kanchanaburi is the third biggest province in Thailand. The area is mostly mountains and hilly terrains. Important rivers are the Kwai Yai and the Kwai Noi which merge at the Mae Klong River.
The province is comprised of 13 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kanchanaburi, Bo Ploy, Lao Kwan, Phanom Tuan, Sai Yok, Sangkhla Buri, Sri Sawad, Tha Maga, Tha Muang, Thong Pha Phum, Dan Makham Tier, Nong Prue, and Huai Kra Jao.
During World War II, the Japanese had a railway built from Choom Thang Nong in Thailand to Than Be Au Sa Yai in Myanmar. The story of this railway can be experienced through many museums in Kanchanaburi.
Recommended places to visit in Kanchanaburi are Srinakharin Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Erawan Waterfall, Mon Bridge, Mueang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Underwater City, The Bridge of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and World War II Museum and Art Gallery.