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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Moving and memorable sums up your private Bridge on the River Kwai tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 km) west of the city. The Thai province is an agricultural area, with sugar-cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the rural landscape.


The famous bridge, which marks the beginning of the Death Railway, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives while building the railway during World War Two. The construction 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 to Rangoon, Burma (aka Myanmar), in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POWs and laborers died in the process.

During your tour with a private guide, visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. A long-tailed speedboat ride will then take you up the river to the bridge itself, where you have ample time to explore at your leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok.


Transport by private vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Local guide


Local train ride

Long-tail speedboat ride

Entrance fees

Instant Confirmation

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

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

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

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


Hotel pickup and drop-off are 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

9 hours