The Bo Phloi district, located some 40 kilometers from the city, is well known for its locally mined blue sapphires and semi-precious stones such as onyx. Visitors can visit a Jewelry Handicraft Centre to see how these materials are honed and fashioned into spectacular jewelry sets.
Bo Phloi can be reached from Kanchanaburi by non air-conditioned buses departing from Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal every 20 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. The journey takes 1 hour and costs 20 baht.
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