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Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

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Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 220 per group up to 4

Join a tour around Kanchanaburi province. Soak up Thailand’s history and visit the famous Bridge Over The River Kwai, the Death War Museum, and Tiger Cave Temple.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Look for a guide wearing TripGuru attire or holding a TripGuru sign. Kindly be in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the stated pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Honor the fallen prisoners of war in the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Soak up historical exhibits at the JEATH museum
  • Visit the infamous Bridge Over The River Kwai
  • See the picturesque Tham Krasae Station
  • Explore Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple) and admire its Buddha statue
Full description
Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from Bangkok. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to Bangkok, with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee to JEATH Museum
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering temples. Please avoid mini skirts and short shorts.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Wir hatten einen schönen Tag mit unserem Guide und Fahrer. Die Spots die besucht werden sind grossteils ziemlich cool und man kann sehr gute Fotos schiessen. Es kam uns aber so vor als wäre unsere Guide nicht sehr gut vorbereitet gewesen (sowohl inhaltlich als planerisch). Deswegen war sie für uns hauptsächlich ein Fotograf. Wer also tiefes geschichtliches Wissen sucht ist hier falsch am Platz. Für mich war das alles kein Problem da ich mich hervorragend mit der Geschichte auskenne. Dennoch wurden wir glaube ich zum falschen Jeath Museum gefahren (es gibt nämlich 2). Der Lunch war unvergleichlich an einem wunderschönen Spot und sehr lecker. Alles in allem würden wir es auf jeden Fall wieder machen. Es wäre noch besser wenn unser Guide eine bisschen bessere Aussprache hätte (english). Teilweise haben wir erst die Tage danach verstanden was sie uns sagen wollte . Packt auf jeden Fall eine gute Kamera ein. Es gibt so viel schöne Hintergründe und Motive

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January 16, 2023

Thanks to our sympathetic guide Nuch we had a very informative and exciting day. She adapts the program to your personal taste and gives you all the time you need. Our day consisted of visiting the war victim cemetery in Kanchanaburi, the two bridges where the POW and local labourers worked on, and Hell Fire Pass. It is a real convenience that you are picked up from the lobby of your own hotel and that you are returned there in the evening. Nuch is very helpful and flexible. Thanks to Nuch we had a nice meal at a local eatery. The friendly driver maneuvered us safely through the traffic.

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August 8, 2022

Auntie Nancy was a really lively and energetic person, able to bring up the atmosphere and giving detailed explanation of the history of the place, will definitely recommend anyone else to join this tour, you will enjoy it!

May 29, 2022

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