Sights & Attractions
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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
Category : Village, Community, Historical Sites & Monuments
Attraction Details :
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 WatKhunPaen, 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.