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From Bangkok: Historical Day Tour to River Kwai

From Bangkok: Historical Day Tour to River Kwai

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Travel back in time to see the world-famous bridge on the River Kwai near the town of Kanchanaburi. Learn about the construction of the infamous “Death Railway” at the poignant Thailand-Burma Railway Centre.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel with a small intimate group to Kanchanaburi Province where the WWII memorials and museums are a reminder of darker times
  • Ride along a stretch of the notorious Death Railway
  • See the infamous bridge on the River Kwai
  • Learn about the history of the railway's construction by Alllied prisoners of war
  • Visit the famous Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi
Full description

Learn about the construction of the Burma Railway, also known as the “Death Railway,” on this 10-hour historical tour to Kanchanaburi, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will tour the well-kept War Cemetery, where the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers are tended. They perished while constructing the notorious "Death Railway,” which the Japanese had hoped would stretch all the way to the Burmese border. Uncover the terrible history of the railway at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum, research, and information center dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway built during World War II. See the past recreated and relived with pictures and artifacts.

You will also ride a train along the original Death Railway track, with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the disembarkation station. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon for your hotel drop-off.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Porterage
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to Kanchanaburi by air-conditioned van
  • Basic train fee on the Death Railway track (THB 100)
  • Speedboat fee (optional for THB 300/person)
  • Assigned train seat (optional for THB 200/person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

BMP Bigcountry meeting point located at River City Bangkok: 23 Charoen Krung Soi 24 Talad Noi, Sampantawong Bangkok 10100 Thailand

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that there could be a delay in pick-up/drop-off schedule due to heavy traffic conditions in Bangkok
  • It takes approximately 3 hours to commute to Kanchanaburi one-way
  • The basic train ride fee included in the package does not guarantee a seat. If you would like to have an assigned seat, it is encouraged to pay 200 Baht upfront on the train
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 281 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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It was a perfect trip my guide Mr phayungsin 'Sam' was just wonderful friendly and helpful and very knowable about the bridge and it history he answered all my questions and even thought me things I never even knew the driver MrDenchai was professional and certious and made me feel safe and comfortable sitting in the back of the car , throughly recommended this trip if you have a liking for history especially ww2 and the bridge very y good value for money and lunch was delicious with stunning views of the river and rail way very happy with my day trip

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April 8, 2022

The van team were excellent, kept us informed on where we were going, what we would see and timings to expect. Knew all the info at the various sites we visited and treated us as friends. Although the Kwai Bridge is very commercial, there was no pestering from sellers. Would heavily recommend but watch it is a long journey there and back from Bangkok

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March 8, 2020

The trip plan fulfilled our expectations. This place is very impressive. Only the guide was a bit "beyond the standard", as if he took the job, because there was no one :) But OK, they had a holiday on that day, so it's not worth picking on :) I recommend the trip.

February 11, 2020

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