Just a few hours to the West of Bangkok lies an undiscovered gem: Kanchanaburi province. Its most famous attraction is the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Death Railway to Myanmar with its most recent history dating back to World War II as well as associated museums. More foreign visitors are discovering why Thais know it as one of the most beautiful provinces in the country as beyond the town and towards the border with Myanmar lie so much to discover: easily accessible spectacular waterfalls, national parks and jungles, mountain caves, beautiful reservoir lakes and ancient ruins. Sports fans can enjoy excellent golfing, jungle treks, river rafting and climbing. Here visitors have a great chance to make friends with Thailand’s friendly giants, the tamed elephants and take an elephant ride through the lush forested scenery and take a walk around these peaceful and sacred historical ruins.