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For those wanting to venture out of the Bangkok metropolis, Kanchanaburi is a perfect overnight destination. This small town to the west of Bangkok is laden with history and remnants of conflict, offering tourists both learning experiences as well as a hearty dose of nature. War history buffs can visit the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai, wander through the exceptional JEATH War Museum, and pay respects at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery; and nature lovers have access to kayaking and trekking in and around town. If time allows, the nearby Tiger Temple is a favorite spot for animal lovers who've always dreamed of getting a chance to interact with the majestic king of the jungle.