The nature ride in Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)

Our first day in Kanchanaburi.. After a few hours train ride from Thonburi Train Station, my friend wanted to go check out one of the tourist attractions 30 mins motorbike ride outside of city center ‘A Giant Rain Tree‘. We went without knowing how gigantic it was going to be.

** There are motorbike rentals everywhere around the city as it’s a tourist spot. We got it for 200 THB per day.

The ride after we’re out of town for a bit was indeed a beautiful ride. We enjoyed the view on the way along with the pastel sky after sunset. Nature and mountains everywhere! Oh! The river too, the famous Kwai Yai River

We also rode past a super big Chinese graveyard. Like, really big one right there by the mountains.

The Giant Rain Tree (ต้นจามจุรียักษ์)

After 30 mins, we got to the destination, ‘The Giant Rain Tree‘. We didn’t really expect how big it would be. Turned out, it’s pretty big. Like, real wide. Wider than the redwood tree if you can imagine!

The massive specimen of a chamchuri (rain tree), over 100 years old

A Korean friend that went together kinda said that it looked like a really big broccoli. Well, you decide!ai

We went a bit late in the evening so not much of the sun light. It was still really exciting to see how big it is and to know how long it’s been surviving for century.

If you love trees, for sure check out the Giant Rain Tree if you ever visit Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Make sure you get there a bit earlier (than we did) so you get more light for some decent photos.

Enjoy the nature ride, of course!

The Giant Rain Tree (ต้นจามจุรียักษ์)
Address : Ko Samrong, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand

Would love to know more a bit about this Giant Rain tree, – Its other name is Giant Monkey Pod Tree (Too long I know!) Check out this post from

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