Three Pagodas Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Three Pagodas Pass
Three Pagodas Pass is on the Thai-Myanmar border but accessible to foreigners only from the Thai side. It is located between Sangkhlaburi in Thailand and Payathonzu in Myanmar. It s was for centuries along the main land route between India and South East Asia. The strategic location was last exploited by the Japanese during World War II, who used POW labor to build the infamous Death Railway to ferry supplies across.
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Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
57.3km from Three Pagodas Pass
It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1972, and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 together with the adjoining Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary stretches over an area of about 3,647.2 kilometer square and is the largest protected area in Thailand.
60.2km from Three Pagodas Pass
Formerly known as Khao Laem Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam is one of major dams in Thailand. It is a rockfill dam made of reinforced concrete, measured 92 metres high, 10-metre-wide weir and stretch 1,019 metres across the Khwae Noi River. The main purpose is to generate hydro electricity as well as collect flood water and supply water for agriculture. The construction of the dam creates a scenic lake you should take a cruise along to enjoy the views.
Thong Pha Phum National Park
67.5km from Three Pagodas Pass
Thong Pha Phum National Park in Kanchanaburi is often overlooked due to its remote location, but its well worth the effort to get there. The undiscovered park features caves, waterfalls, tin mines, and vast jungles stretching into Burma. A popular activity is to stay the night in Tarzan huts located in the parks headquarters. A large campsite is also located with the headquarters with viewing areas looking out across the mountainous jungle.
Thanbyuzayat World War II Cemetery(သုသာန်ပၞာန်)
103.27km from Three Pagodas Pass
Located at one end of the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, Thanbyuzayat Cemetery is the final resting place of those who died on the northern section of the railway, between Moulmein and Nieke in Myanmar. This war cemetery lies at the foot of the hills which separate the Union of Myanmar from Thailand. There are 3,005 Commonwealth and 621 Dutch burials of the Second World War in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. It has a lot of history to say
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
106.18km from Three Pagodas Pass
Thung Yai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary World Heritage property lies in Uthai Thani province in the west of Thailand, alongside the border with Myanmar. The unspoiled nature of the reserve makes it an ideal home to various rare and endangered animals such as wild water buffalo, Indochinese tiger, Asian elephant, tapir, leopard, banteng, etc.
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