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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
From US$70.58
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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Reviews (559)
1 - 5 of 71 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Good experience but not a delight

Bus journey from Bangkok was tiring.We expected better inclusions in the package.We paid 200 Bht extrafor train ride but were not seated in compartment with better seats. Lunch was very ordinary south limited set off options and extra payments for drinks.We expected a lavish lunch....More

Thank rawal79
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing experience

Bridge with historical story. The Ambience was good. There are so many food street around the bridge. There are restaurants nearby the bridge and some of them provide river-tour using jetski or small boat. A good place to visit and to learn about history of...More

1  Thank johannnnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
History alive

Visit was great. The little museum is in a grass hut.. a replica of what those poor humans were housed in while building the railway. The museum is a set of framed photos taken during their internment. A short boat ride in a long boat...More

Thank paulad866
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Well organised day trip

We booked through trip advisor, and the trip was well organised and hassle free. The company contacted our hotel the day before to confirm pick up time, and were waiting for us when we went downstairs. We were staying in the old town, and so...More

Thank M7460BCdanr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Beautiful Place with a harrowing Past

Value for money this was a fantastic Tour, good Guide and very interesting to any History Buff or for someone who lost relatives in East Asia during WW2. Pick up was on time at my Hotel by Feeder Mini Bus then transfer to Main Coach.....More

1  Thank Charles R
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19 November 2018|
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Response from MarabelleS | Reviewed this property |
PS: You can also ask in Spnaish
14 November 2018|
Response from alanbritton | Reviewed this property |
You pick up the train at the station by the bridge , which takes you across the bridge and passes interesting sites on the other side of the river . It travels towards Burma .
14 November 2018|
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Response from David Q | Reviewed this property |
It ends about 2 or 4, they provide one Thai meal but they can cater to your needs.