Planning Your Time
You can take in all the highlights north and west of Bangkok in about a week. Three or four days are enough to experience the top Kanchanaburi Province sights, starting with the serene River Kwai and the town of Kanchanaburi. From there you can take day trips to explore the waterfalls and other natural wonders. Historic Ayutthaya, a drive of little more than an hour from downtown Bangkok, is an easy day trip, as are Lopburi and the floating market at Damnoen Saduak.