When you are looking to explore the Kanchanaburi Province, visiting some of the area’s off-the-beaten-path locations is what makes the region so much fun. The remote villages of Pilok and the stunning Vajiralongkorn Dam offer an interesting option for travellers looking to explore and see something different.
399 Curves to ride
Halfway you will reach a beautiful vantage point where you can relax.
Nern Sao Thong Viewpoint
The Myanmar Border Patrol and Station is right at the Nern Sao Thong Viewpoint. A must see place if you are in this area. Take the time and enjoy the stunning view over the mountain range in Myanmar.
Pilok Villages – Ban I Tong
Pilok is a sub-district in Thong Pha Phum, which is located in the Kanchanaburi Province, surrounded by the stunning jungle terrain of Thong Pha Phum National Park.
The main village in the Pilok region is Ban-I-Tong (aka Baan E-Tong), which is a very remote village that sits directly on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. The national park makes up the vast majority of the sub-district and is a real spectacle for nature lovers.
One of the most interesting aspects of Pilok Village is that it was a thriving tin and tungsten-mining region back in the 1940s, but when the tin markets crashed in the mid-1980s, mining ceased in the area and the once bustling village became a bit desolate. In recent years, the village has enjoyed a boom somewhat with the arrival of Western tourists looking to explore off the map places.
I-Tong is one of the most popular villages in Pilok due to the rolling fog that sometimes cloaks the area along with the now-defunct Pilok mines, which are still open to tourists. If you want to enjoy some jaw-dropping elevated views overlooking the village and the Andaman Sea 50km in the distance, the Noen Chang Suek hill is over 1,000 meters above sea-level.
If you are looking to visit somewhere truly remote in Kanchanaburi, Pilok Village and its surrounding areas are very intriguing.
Noen Chang Suek Viewpoint
One of the most beautiful views over Thailand and Myanmar, you get at Noen Chang Suek Viewpoint. The road is in a bad condition and it take time to go up, however, the stunning view is worth it.
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