Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok information and booking

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$67
Duration
10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Bangkok city hotels 30 - 60 minutes prior to the following departure time
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
Time of departure
7:10amHotel pickup and drop off is NOT available from the following hotels: Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport) Niran Grand - Bang Na Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na Royal Princess Srinakarin  - Bang Na Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9 Oasis - Huang Kwang P R Union - Thonburi Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan And selected areas
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Tour description provided by Viator

Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai 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. This full day guided tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the opportunity to ride a local train.

Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast, everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge.

The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway', which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POW's and laborers died in the process. During your tour a visit will be made to one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries (often an emotional experience) before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period.

An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample time to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Speed boat ride
  • Ride on a local train
  • Lunch

What isn't included

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)