Essential River Kwai (from Bangkok)

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit mountainous Kanchanaburi province
  • Tour the interactive Thailand-Burma Railway Museum
  • See the poignant graves in the War Cemetery
  • Take a scenic long-tailed boat trip along the Maeklong River
  • View the famous Bridge over the River Kwai

tour details

The mountainous tropical jungle surrounding the town of Kanchanaburi provides an evocative setting for poignant reminders of the prisoners of war and forced labourers who gave their lives on the notorious Death Railway during the Second World War. We’ll visit the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, an interactive facility presenting the history of the railway, and see the moving War Cemetery, final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war, many of them in their teens when they lost their lives. We’ll take in the lush scenery of the province when we enjoy a long-tailed boat trip along the Maeklong River to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, then we’ll take a thrilling ride on the local train over wooden viaducts, and admire the stunning landscape along the Kwai River.

tour description

Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this day tour to Kanchanaburi province. The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway' is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War during the construction works of the railway. Transfer from your hotel in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. The fully air-conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. Visit the War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,000 allied P.O.W. that worked and died during the Japanese occupation and enjoy a scenic long-tail boat trip along Maeklong River to the famous Bride over the River Kwai. After lunch at a local restaurant, board the local train for the thrilling ride across wooden viaducts, which offers fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Transfer back to Bangkok.

includes

Transfer included: Yes
Meals included: Lunch
    Tour code: BKKDBRKT

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