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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

By: Tour East
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and River Kwai tour from Bangkok
  • Ride a speedboat on the river to the landmark bridge
  • Learn the story of the Death Railway as you ride the historic line
Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Visit the “Bridge on the River Kwai” and the Death Railway on a full-day tour from Bangkok that explores Thailand’s wartime history. See Kanchanaburi’s main World War II sites in a single day, including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, and ride the Death Railway that was laid by imprisoned laborers. You’ll hear fascinating commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient pickup at select hotels.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province that’s 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok.

You’ll pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the River Kwai, boarding a long-tail speed boat to the site of the bridge, an icon of the classic novel about wartime Thailand.

Next, pay your respects to fallen prisoners of war and laborers at the Kanchanaburi cemetery, and continue to the JEATH War Museum to see WWII artifacts and images. Delve into the jungle where POWs lived and worked as you ride the “Death Railway,” covering tracks built to join the Thai and Burmese railway lines.

After a full day of exploring Kanchanaburi, begin the scenic return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Sombre Day

It's a long drive 2.5 hours each way but don't let that put you off. If you are into history it's worth the experience.

Thank sallydeane
Reviewed yesterday
amazing trip.

its a great trip and part of our history. everything is on time and no time wasted, so its easy to plan even if you have a flight that night.

Thank ughpain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Real great place to review history

Kanchanaburi does have many places to visit. River Kwai and it's historical railway (you must make this trip) is a touristic event beyound tourism. Other good places to visit is Erawan Waterfalls (Nam tok Erawan) and spending one or more nights on Lake Havem (Volcano...More

Thank ChangNoiNung
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
River Kwai Tour

The tour was fantastic ... guide was great, very informative and friendly. We had a great time the whole day and would highly recommend the tour.

1  Thank Colin K
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Colin, Thank you for your review and for choosing the full day River Kwai tour. I’m happy that you enjoyed your day out and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in the future. Regards. Nick Business Development Manager

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Historic tour of world war 2

Really enjoyed the trip, group size was ideal around 10-14 people. Excellent planning, without wasting anytime, we were out of Bangkok. Guide was knowledgeable and kept us with her all the time, and took care of every little detail

1  Thank Xieschan
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Xieschan, Great to see that everything went smoothly and you enjoyed the complete experience that is the full day tour of the Bridge on the River Kwai and surrounding areas. Kind regards, Tour East Thailand

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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was a tourist. The tour company picked me up and dropped me off close by to my hotel. Suggest you discuss with the tour company. Regards John Kay