The province boasts some of the country's most beautiful waterfalls and caves in its national parks, as well as the historic bridge over the River Kwai, and exciting activities like rafting trips are also available. Thus it is an ideal spot to explore the Thai countryside without travelling too far born Bangkok. Kanchanaburi has lots of character, and is a great place to stay in raft houses on the river. There are many places worth visiting around town, but top of most people's list are the bridge and the war museums that chronicle the building of the infamous. " Death Railway " across the River Kwai and on into Burma during World War II. The hills and valleys around are scattered with intriguing temples and historical sites, and the lushly-wooded landscapes are ideal for cycling, trekking, raft trips or elephant rides.