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

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

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$93
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Select Bangkok hotels (pickup time from your hotel may vary slightly depending on your hotel location)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7:10amHotel pickup and drop-off are 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

Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai on this thorough private tour from Bangkok. The beginning of the Death Railway (also known as the Burma Railway), the famous bridge that spans Thailand’s River Kwai is a poignant reminder of the thousands of prisoners of war and forced laborers who lost their lives during the construction of the railway in World War Two. With a private guide, visit the bridge, the JEATH War Museum and Allied War Grave, and take a long-tailed boat ride on the river. Lunch is included.

Moving and memorable sums up your private Bridge on the River Kwai tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 km) west of the city. The Thai province is an agricultural area, with sugar-cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the rural landscape.

The famous bridge, which marks the beginning of the Death Railway, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives while building the railway during World War Two. The construction 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 to Rangoon, Burma (aka Myanmar), in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POWs and laborers died in the process. During your tour with a private guide, visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. A long-tailed speedboat ride will then take you up the river to the bridge itself, where you have ample time to explore at your leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok.

What's included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Local train ride
  • Long-tail speedboat ride
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified