I hope you saw part one and part two of my visit to Kanchanaburi. If not check them out first. This is the final segment in this series. Let’s find some more food options as well as ways to chill out in Kanchanaburi and also talk a little bit about the historical significance of this fine town.
In this series I’ve headed off to see what Kanchanaburi has for a RIPper wanting a little more peace and quiet than what a city like Chiang Mai offers but wants to be closer to Central Thailand and Bangkok. Chiang Mai with its growth and being a major tourist destination is quickly losing some of its small town charm.
So what are some more options for a RIPper on a limited monthly budget? What does it cost and what is it like to live in a Thai city like Kanchanaburi? Can living only a little more than two hours from Bangkok really give us the quality of life we want? Can a category 1 RIPper (Retiree In Paradise) live well in Kanchanaburi? Well I am here to find out. Let’s see what the upsides and downsides are to living in a smaller Thai town in the Central area of Thailand are. Here is some more info and options about Kanchanaburi along with its history and some things that have put Kanchanaburi on my radar screen as a great place to retire to. So join with me as we dig in and explore what Kanchanaburi has to offer!
Kanchanaburi is actually pronounced gaan jà ná bù rii and is located where the rivers Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai meet. For most visitors the main sight of interest is the Bridge over the River Kwai which is pronounced khwaae as in air, which started the World War II Death Railway to Burma (now Myanmar).
There is an increasing amount of people taking advantage of the chilled-out riverside vibe for those that want to be close Bangkok but without the hectic pace. More foreigners are discovering why Thais know it as one of the most beautiful provinces in the country with its easily accessible waterfalls and national parks.
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