Sangkhlaburi is located 215 km to the north west of Kanchanaburi near to the border with Myanmar. The only way to travel there is by road. There are frequent minivan and bus services from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi departing from the main station or from a minivan stop near the main station. Travelling by minivan from Kanchanaburi to Sankhlaburi is around an hour quicker than travelling by public bus.
Travel Times to Sangkhlaburi
There are 11 daily minivan services from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi which you can book online.
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- The journey by minivan from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi is scheduled to take 4 hours 20 minutes.
Tickets to Sangkhlaburi
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Minivan tickets are available to book through the Search Box above. You need to go to the ticket counter in Kanchanaburi Bus Station if you want to buy a ticket for a public bus from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi.
Kanchanaburi Bus Stop
Minivan services to Sangkhlaburi depart from the Asia Saiyoke office bear Kanchanaburi Bus Station on the U-Thong Soi 6 Road.
Sangkhlaburi Bus Stop
Minivan services from Kanchanaburi terminate on the Thetsaban 1 Alley in Sangkhlaburi.
Sangkhlaburi is a town of two halves, on the edge of the large Vajiralongkorn Lake (also known as the Khao Laem Lake). One half of the town is to the north of a river inlet feeding the lake. This is the more modern ‘Thai’ half of the town with the bus station and the central market. Two bridges connect this part of the town to the Mon Village, known as Wangka, on the south side of the river inlet. The original Karen village of Sangkhlaburi is now submerged and the Karen people, many of whom still live in villages in the surrounding area, are outnumbered by Mon people who first came as refugees from Myanmar in 1949 and a more recent influx of Thai people who came as Sangkhlaburi as it became a popular tourist destination.
The most famous tourist attraction in Sangkhlaburi is the Saphan Mon (Mon bridge) which is one of two bridges connecting the two parts of Sangkhlaburi town. Saphan Mon is a 440 metre long wooden bridge which is often claimed to the longest hand made bridge in the world. The bridge was constructed by the Mon villagers under the supervision of the abbot of Wang Wiwekaram temple, Luang Phor Uttama. As well as being a masterpiece of rudimentary construction methods, the bridge is also highly symbolic to the local people of community action to solve a collective issue without the involvement of government. When the bridge partially collapsed in 2013 there was some controversy over whose responsibility it was to fix the bridge. After initial unsuccessful attempts by the Thai authorities to fix the bridge the local people, again under the supervision of the local abbot, were given permission to repair the bridge, which they did successfully. The bridge is an interesting attraction and, combined with a tour of the lake and surrounding national park, it makes Sangkhlaburi one of the most rewarding parts of Thailand to visit.