Kanchanaburi Ancient Town  
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 Description:   Kanchanaburi is an old city with a long-run history dated back to Ayutthaya era. Serving as a fortress city for both Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin kingdoms (circa 1548-1784), the ancient Kanchanaburi was centered near the Three Pagodas Pass at the Thai-Burma border with archeological evidences remain on site. While most architectural structures now remain as ruins, a number of Buddhist temple still exist, such as Wat Khun Paen, Wat Mae Mai and, most importantly, Wat Pa Lelai, an ancient temple best known for the giant Buddha statue with a unique posture when receiving alms from an elephant and a monkey.  
 Province   Kanchanaburi  Direction:      
 District   Mueang     
 City   Lat Ya  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Historic      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM-PM          
 Opening time   n/a          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   14.11724 N 99.402430 E  
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Kanchanaburi Ancient Town  Wat Kanchanaburi Kao
Wat Khun Phaen  Wat Mae Mai Nua
Wat Mae Mai Tai  Wat Pa Lelai

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