Visit the Allied war cemetery, the WWII museum and the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. Enjoy a Thai lunch and explore the Grand palace, temple of the emerald Buddha and Wat Pho.
Brief itinerary: • 7.00 AM leave from our meeting point / hotel and drive to Kanchanaburi (the River Kwai), a small town 123 km from Bangkok. • 9.00 AM arrive at the River Kwai, explore the WWII museum, the allied war cemetery and the bridge over the river Kwai • Thai lunch • 2.00 PM visit the Grand Palace with the Emerald Buddha • 3.30 PM PM visit Wat Pho • 5.00 PM (approximately) the tour ends after we arrive the meeting point / hotel Kanchanaburi, The River KwaiThe River Kwai flows through Kanchanaburi and relates to the ‘death railway’, built by Japanese captivated prisoners of war during the second world war. After conquering in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia the Japanese brought in 140 000 Prisoners of War and over 200 000 forced laborers to complete a 415 km railroad. Many prisoners died building this railroad before the end of the war.Thailand Burma railway centerThe Thailand–Burma Railway Center is a museum where information and research is dedicated to the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. It was built during WWII by prisoners of war captured by the JapaneseThe Bridge over the river kwaithe Bridge over the River Kwai is part of the death railway, built by prisoners of war in WWII, and famous from the 1957 movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’.Allied war cemeteryThe Allied War Cemetery serves as a memorial to 6982 allied prisoners of war (POWs). These prisoners lost their lives while constructing the death railway and their remains were moved post-war to what is now the allied war cemetery.Grand palaceGrand Palace and temple of the Emerald Buddha, considered to be the holiest Buddha image and the buildings to showcase Thailand’s best architectural design.Wat PhoWat Pho, temple of the reclining Buddha found by King Rama I in 1788. This is the biggest temple in Bangkok with also the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok, measuring 15 meters high and 46 meters long.