Floating Market & The Bridge Over The River Kwai Tour
If your time in Bangkok is limited then this is an ideal way to see two great places in one full day excursion! Your journey commences with a leisurely drive passing through salt fields and rice paddies before arriving at a jetty. Here we will board long tail speed-boats to take you to the market.
The market is made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful , succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats. They gently ply their way through the canal selling as they go.
From the market we will continue west to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and it’s infamous bridge. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after which a visit is made to the new Thailand – Burma War Museum which is adjacent to the War Grave Cemetery.
Combining the two attractions unfortunately means there is not enough time to take a train ride, before your journey back to Bangkok and your hotel.
Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this day tour to the Kanchanaburi province, 130 km west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area, and sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations are all part of the landscape, which in many areas is quite stunning.
The famous bridge and the beginning of the ‘Death Railway’ which lies some 1 mile outside town are a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW’s and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. 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.
||Daily from Bangkok Hotels
|Transfer from/to hotel included
||Pick-up from major hotels in Bangkok.
||En route visit farmhouse a long the way.
||Visit Floating market at Damnoen Saduak is the old traditional way of selling vegetables, fruits, etc from small boat. An exhilarating narrow long-tailed speed boat through the marshes and stilt houses prepares you for this unique market. Thai style canoes laden with colorful, succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats, gently ply
their way through the canal.(20-30 minutes speedboat trip along fruit plantation
||Lunch at local restaurant.
||Arrive Kanchanaburi, visit
- JEATH Museum (World War II Museum) : An open-air museum constructed in the form of an actual prisoners of war (POW) camp. There are collections of photographs, pictures, articles, pistols, knives, and other items from the construction of the “Death Railway”
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery : The cemetery of the remains of over 6,000 prisoners of war, who lost their lives during the construction of the “Death Railway”. Continue to visit the world famous Bridge on the River Kwai. As depicted in the movie and a part of the “Death Railway”, the historical black iron bridge was the target of Allied bombing during 1945
||Then visit world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take leisurely walks around town and pictures on the world-renowned Death Railway.
||Leave form Kanchanaburi pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok
||Arrive at the hotel.