Kanchanaburi Province

Sai Yok Elephant Village

Located at Mu 3 Ban Lum Phueng, Tambon Lum Sum and offering a 30-minute nature trek on elephant and rafting. There is a daily elephant show during 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. To get there, from Kanchanaburi, take the Sai Yok – Thong Pha Phum route for some 30 minutes to around Km. 45, or a train and get off at Wang Pho Station. Open daily during 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. For a group visit, please contact in advance. Tel. 0 3459 1255, 0 3459 1102, 08 1878 9979.

Wang Pho Elephant Camp

Located near Wang Pho Railway Station. Elephant shows, elephant riding and rafting are provided for visitors. It opens at 8.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m. For further information, please call Tel. 0 3459 1018. To get there, take Highway 323 and turn into Highway 3343 for 7 km.

Wang Sangkawat Fish Sanctuary

It is situated in the area of Wat Wai Niao, Tambon Wai Niao. From Bangkok, drive on
Highway 323, Km. 92-93, the same route to Boran Sathan Phong Tuek. After coming off the Chantharubeksa Bridge, turn right and go along the route on the Mae Klong riverside for about 3 km. to get to the fish sanctuary. People often come to the park to feed fish. We can find carp of the genus Puntius Fish (Taphian Fish) in the daytime. After 7.00 p.m., Sangkawat Fish, a species in the Pangasius family rare to see, will come out. The folk museum in Wat Wai Niao opens at 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.

Kanchanaburi Safari Park

The Safari Park is located approximately 40 kilometers from town along the Kanchanaburi-Bo Phloi route. It is home to numerous African and Asian mammals, including giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers and bears that dwell in beautifully landscaped environs. Visitors can drive their private car to explore the park or use the bus service provided by the park. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee is 300 baht for adults and 150 baht for children. Call 0 3453 1888, 0 3453 1999, 0 3450 0089 or fax. 0 3450 0088 for further information.

Sangkhla Buri Jungle Trek

This service is offered to tourists by hotels in Amphoe Sangkhla Buri. The programme starts with rowing boats along Huai Song Ka Lia, riding elephants and rafting. Please contact tour agencies in Kanchanaburi in advance or get more information at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Central Region Office, Region 1, or call Tel. 0 3462 3691 and 0 3451 2500.

Animal Shelter

located at Ban Phu Pradu, Tambon Nong Bua, some 20 km. from Kanchanaburi. It is accessible by Highway 3229 with a turn for 3 km. between Km. 16 – 17. The animal shelter covers a total area of 38 rai and was relocated from Thung Si Kan and houses mostly dogs, as well as cats, cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep. Dogs are available for adoption. Open daily during 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. for more information, please call Tel. 08 1914 3444, 08 1763 3467.