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Ancient Town of Kanchanaburi Ancient Town of Kanchanaburi
located in Tambon Lat Ya between Km. 2 – 3 on Highway 3199 off Highway 323
Kanchanaburi is an old city with a long-run history dated back to Ayutthaya era. Serving as a fortress city for both Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin kingdoms (circa 1548-1784), the ancient Kanchanaburi was centered near the Three Pagodas Pass at the Thai-Burma border with archeological evidences remain on site. While most architectural structures now remain as ruins, a number of Buddhist temple still exist, such as Wat Khun Paen, Wat Mae Mai and, most importantly, Wat Pa Lelai, an ancient temple best known for the giant Buddha statue with a unique posture when receiving alms from an elephant and a monkey.
Contact: The Ancient Kanchanaburi is located in Tambon Lat Ya between 2nd – 3rd km on Highway 3199 off Highway 323.