Thailand

Riverside: Floating Market & River Kwai: Group Escape

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Explore the floating market at Damnoen Saduak
  • Traverse the canals in a long tail boat
  • Experience the interactive Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
  • Visit the graves of the many Allied soldiers who died constructing the 'Death Railway'

tour details

This fascinating tour starts 100km west of Bangkok at the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Here you will glimpse the rural lifestyle of this province as you take a short trip along its canals in a long tail boat. Next, we continue on to Kanchanaburi where the famous bridge over the River Kwai awaits you for a photo stop. After lunch you will be able to explore the interactive Thailand-Burma Railway Centre which offers an educational and moving experience for its visitors. Finally, we take you to the two well-kept war cemeteries, which contain the graves of an estimated 9000 allied soldiers who lost their lives while building the bridge and constructing the notorious “Death Railway” which the Japanese had hoped to stretch all the way to the Burmese (Myanmar) border.

tour description

This most interesting excursion brings you to the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak, situated 100 kilometers west of Bangkok. A a short long-tail boat ride offers glimpses of rural life style along the canals of this province. Continue to Kanchanaburi for a photo stop at the famous bridge over the River Kwai. After lunch, visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center, 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. Then visit the two well-kept war cemeteries, which contain the graves of an estimated 9,000 allied soldiers who lost their lives while building the bridge and constructing the notorious "Death Railway" which the Japanese had hoped to stretch all the way to the Burmese (Myanmar) border.

includes

Meals included: Lunch
    Tour code: BKKDBFRKJT

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