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Chinese Temples in Kanchanaburi

February 6th, 2010

Kanchanaburi has a lot of things to see and the best way to explore this town is by packing some drinking water and a map and just walk through the different parts of the centre.

You will see a lot of historic was sights along Sangchuto Rd like the Japanese cemetery and the monuments dedicated to the fallen soldiers during WWII. Passing the Thawornwararam Cemetary on Thawomitee Rd you will notice a large gate with some clear Chinese influences. These gates lead to the Chinese Temple of Kanchanaburi and to the local schools. Look out for the many stray dogs walking up to you for a bit of attention because some of them might be cute but they don't have the best hygiene..

Gate to the Chinese Temple, Kanchanaburi Gate to the Chinese Temple,..

Walking through the gates you will find the Chinese temple of Wat Thawonwararam with its colourful decorations of red painted birds and fierceless dragons. Surrounding the temple there is also a pagoda which is beautiful at night when it lits up and shines over the waters of the river Kwai.

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Travel Tips for Kanchanaburi Thailand:

Where to stay in Kanchanaburi: Apple's Guesthouse in town

What to do in Kanchanaburi: Take a walking tour around the main attractions

Where to eat in Kanchanaburi: Apple's Guesthouse has a nice eatery too

Travel Pictures of Kanchanaburi, Thailand

  • Gate to the Chinese Temple, Kanchanaburi Gate to the Chinese Temple, Kanchanaburi
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  • Photos of Wat Thawonwararam in Kanchanaburi Photos of Wat Thawonwararam in Kanchanaburi
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  • Chinese temple decorations Chinese temple decorations
  • Chinese statue in Kanchanaburi Chinese statue in Kanchanaburi
  • Photos of Chinese temple in Kanchanaburi Photos of Chinese temple in Kanchanaburi
  • Chinese altars in Kanchaburi Chinese altars in Kanchaburi
  • Little stray dog around the temples Little stray dog around the temples
  • Thai kids going to school Thai kids going to school
  • Chinese part of Kanchanaburi Chinese part of Kanchanaburi
  • Buddhist statues in Kanchanaburi Buddhist statues in Kanchanaburi
  • Chinese Pagoda in Kanchanaburi Chinese Pagoda in Kanchanaburi
  • Inside Chinese Temple Inside Chinese Temple
  • River houses in Kanchanaburi River houses in Kanchanaburi
  • Elementary school in Kanchanaburi Elementary school in Kanchanaburi
  • Locals cleaning the temple ground Locals cleaning the temple ground
  • Chinese statues in Kanchanaburi Chinese statues in Kanchanaburi
  • Chinese Temple in Kanchanaburi Chinese Temple in Kanchanaburi
  • Photos of the Chinese Temple ground Photos of the Chinese Temple ground
  • Wat Thawonwararam n Kanchanaburi Wat Thawonwararam n Kanchanaburi
  • Pagoda of Wat Thawonwararam Pagoda of Wat Thawonwararam

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Name: Leo
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Solo travel

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Chinese Temples in Kanchanaburi
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Kanchanaburi
Period: Jan 2010
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Liked: The local school
Disliked: The bigger dogs
Trip Rating: Average

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