The Bridge Over The River Kwai (No Train Ride)
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
||07:00 17:30 hrs
|Transfer from/to hotel included
||Pick-up from Downtown hotels in Bangkok.
||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
||Train ride on Death Railway through magnificent scenery, passing over the original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs.
||Buffet lunch at local restaurant.
||Leave form Kanchanaburi pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok
||Arrive at the hotel.