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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast, everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge.

The famous bridge and the beginning of the \'Death Railway\', which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW\'s and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POW\'s and laborers died in the process. During your tour 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.

An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample time to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

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Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Transport by air-conditioned coach

Local guide

All entrance fees

Speed boat ride

Ride on a local train

Lunch

Instant Confirmation

Rail Tour

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Addtional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible

Restroom facilities available

You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation

Minimum 2 people per booking


7:10am


Hotel pickup and drop off is NOT available from the following hotels:


Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)

Niran Grand - Bang Na

Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na

Royal Princess Srinakarin  - Bang Na

Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)

Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi

Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak

Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng

Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai

Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)

Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)

Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9

Oasis - Huang Kwang

P R Union - Thonburi

Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan

And selected areas

10 hours