River Kwai in Brief
One of Thailand’s largest provinces is also one of the region’s most talked-about ones. A good two and a half hour’s drive from Bangkok and snuggled against the eastern borders of neighbouring Myanmar, Kanchanaburi automatically instils images of vast, untouched forest and jungle with the two River Kwai rivers meandering through its landscape.
Yet what drives the interest is of course its past; seen as an important gateway between former Burma and further south, the Bridge over the River Kwai, the DEATH Railway and the numerous landmarks and monuments depicting a black page in Thailand’s history are essentials to take in when visiting the country. A compact yet complete overview of the true story behind the River Kwai.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, 73 Jaokannun Road BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
Once reaching downtown Kanchanaburi, we head over to the interactive Thailand – Burma Railway Centre. Located overlooking the famous war cemetery, the two-floors of this captivating museum showcases the time line of the construction of the DEATH Railway through scaled models, documents and tools from this era.
The air-conditioned facility is seen as one of the leading centres in preserving the stories of this part of Thai history.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 284/66 Sangchuto Rd, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
We continue to the cemetery, containing the graves of an estimate 6000 allied soldiers who lost their lives while constructing the notorious train tracks. These final resting places are among the most impressive sites today, providing the harsh reality of the casualties of war.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
Next is the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Still in use today, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the war ended. The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, we board a local train that crosses large parts of the original track, including traveling over an original wooden bridge.
Upon disembarkation from the train, your transportation awaits you for the 3 hour journey back to Bangkok via the main motor way. Depending on traffic conditions, expect to be at your hotel at around 6pm.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide."
"Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only."
"Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply."
"We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area."
"Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment."
"We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant."
"We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour."
"The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle."
"Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this."
"Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power."
"It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request."
"In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 10 To 14 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up the guest within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.