Tham Khao Pun Temple

Once a major POW camp, the temple where many Buddha images are enshrined is located in the middle cave and is surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. The temple is 3 kilometers from Chongkai War Cemetery.

Tham Mangkon Thong Temple

Tham Mangkon Thong Temple (Wat Tham Mangkon Thong)
Situated 5 kilometers from town, the splendid temple is located in a cave which is only assessable via steps flanked by dragon carvings on both sides. The temple is well known for the incredible performance of a nun floating on the surface of a deep pool. A small museum displaying a variety of ancient objects found in the area is located nearby. Visitors can take buses from Kanchanaburi - Dan Makham Tia and get off at the temple.

Tham Phu Wa Temple

The compound which is set in natural surroundings is situated approximately 15 kilometers away from the city. The temple is famous for meditation courses. In addition, there is a beautiful cave with plenty of stalactites that is worth a visit.

Tham Suea Temple

Wat Tham Suea is located at tambon Muang Chum, 4 kilometres beyond Wachiralongkorn Dam. The temple is built in a mixed, splendid Thai-Chinese style and enshrines a huge Buddha image.

Tham Khao Noi Temple

Wat Tham Khao Noi is located near Wat Tham Suea. It was constructed on the hill and decorated in Chinese style. Going up the hill is rewarding as you can see panoramic view of the city.

Wat Wang Wiwekaram

About 6 km. from Amphoe Sangkhla Buri, this temple is the residence of Luangpho Uttama, a respected monk of Thais and Mons including Karens and Burmese living in the area. On the riverside, an elegant marble Buddha image named “Luangpho Khao” is situated in the Wihan (Buddhist assembly hall). Besides, 1 km. from the temple, the Buddha Gaya Chedi with a square-formed base is situated containing relics of Lord Buddha’s right thumb. Near the pagoda, there are lots of shops selling products from Myanmar such as clothing, cosmetics, Burmese talcum powder and wooden furniture at low prices.

Thung Samo Temple

The temple located approximately 15 kilometers from the city can be on U-Thong Road via Highway No. 324. The major attraction is a big Kuan Yin statue.

Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno

This is a meditation temple surrounded by forested area. Various kinds of animals live together freely in the nature such as barking deer, deer, hog, gibbon, peafowl, red junglefowl, horse, water buffalo, goat, etc. Wildlife of different species will be seen living together in peace and being friendly to the monks and visitors. The temple is open during 8.30 a.m. – 3.45 p.m. . For further information, please contact the Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno Foundation, Tel. 0 3453 1557 Fax 0 3453 1558.The temple is 37 kilometers far from Kanchanaburi on highway no. 323. You could take the Kanchanaburi-Sangkhlaburi public bus and get off at k.m. 21 on the main road. Then walk about 2 kilometers from the main road to the temple.

Wat Pho Chai Na Phung

Wat Pho Chai is an old temple, which was established even before the village was founded. Most historians believe it could be dated to the 22nd – 23rd Buddhist centuries. Within the compound of the temple is a Buddhist scripture library built on tall poles and an elaborate main hall or chapel over 400 years old that is a fine example of Loei’s local buildings. The murals on both the inner and outer walls depicting Lord Buddha’s life and featuring the beliefs of the people of Ban Na Phung in the late Ayutthaya period and the Ratanakosin period respectively. Enshrined within the temple is the bronze Ong Saen Buddha or Fon Saen Ha image. It is believed that wherever this image is placed, that area will not be dry. To get there, take the Loei-Dan Sai Road for 82 kilometers, turn right and proceed on the Dan Sai – Na Haeo Road for another 23 kilometers.

Phra Thaen Dong Rang Temple

Phra Thaen Dong Rang Temple (Wat Phra Thaen Dong Rang)
The temple which is situated approximately 10 kilometers from Tharua Market, or some 40 kilometers from the town houses a sacred stone which locals believe was a bed for the Lord Buddha during his illness before he ascended to Nirvana.