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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour - Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand

About This Tour

Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Location: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Product Code: 3685BKK36C

Activity Details

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.

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Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is the main prisoner of war cemetery for victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Burma Railway during the 2nd World War.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: JEATH War Museum, Wat Chai Chumphon Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

Visit the Jeath War Museum. Dive into the history of the construction of the Death Railway and how it was built by the prisoners of war during World War 2.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Take a long Tail Boat and cruise under the River Kwai Bridge

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Burma-Thai Railway, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Hop on a train which will make you discover the jungle of this region while Riding the Death Railway.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Type of Activity

Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours >

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