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Kanchanaburi is a city located west of Bangkok, with a rich World War 2 history and plenty of monuments and museums left over. The Kanchanaburi golf scene is also worth taking into consideration, with undulating courses and great value to be had.
Occupied by the Japanese during World War 2, allied soldiers that had been held as prisoners of war were forced into labour to build a railway to Myanmar. The conditions were deplorable and this led to many soldiers dying while building the railway. This resulted in the railway’s current name, The Death Railway. Visitors can take a train ride up the railway to some spectacular waterfalls. It is also recommended to visit the War Museum and Hellfire Pass. However, Kanchanaburi isn’t just known for its war history. These days, The River Kwai is a popular spot to sit by and have a nice meal and drink, or to even rent a boat or tube and float down on. There are also some excellent bars and nightlife for those looking for a bit more action.
Golf in Kanchanaburi is very good with the addition of the Artitaya Golf Resort (formally known as Nichigo), so along with Grand Prix Golf Club it has two of the best hidden gems Thailand has to offer. Golfers tend to combine Kanchanaburi with a trip to Bangkok, Hua Hin, or a stop between both of those cities. Regardless, Kanchanaburi Golf is very underrated and is a great option for those looking for great golf, off of the beaten path.