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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
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 1 week ago
A bit of history

We had a driver pick us up from our Hotel in Bangkok to take us on the long drive to the bridge. We stopped to do The floating markets on the way. Had a delicious lunch at the floating restaurant near the bridge. We needed...More

1  Thank Marie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended!

We enjoyed our trip and I'd highly recommend it for those interested in history. It's not the ''smile & take pictures everywhere'' kind of trip since it's pretty ridiculous to monkey around in places built on the sacrifices on thousands of people. Suky (our guide)...More

Thank Adriana T
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adriana, Thanks for the review today and I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your day out to the River Kwai. I shall pass on your comments to Suki and I am sure she will be very pleased, Regards, Nick Business Development Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
really historical and well preserved

I took a van tour out of chaing mai,they took us to 3 places but this one was the best ,Very interesting,and the area is well preserved,its almost going back in time! also check on various tours that go to different cool places in this...More

2  Thank Robert C
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Robert, Thanks so much for writing! It is great to see that you enjoyed the tour so much. Yes, it is a beautiful, and very interesting, area! Kind regards, Christopher

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
a memorable trip with family and friends

it is a must see if you have seen the movie. it is so tranquil and beautiful . I prayed for those who lost their lives building the original bridge. there is a memorial block . then we all walked about , had lunch in...More

Thank Mobilefeet5
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mobilefeet5, Thanks for taking part on this full day trip to River Kwai. As you have said, this is a very unique tour and its a time to reflect what happened during WW2 and also visit its points of interest, Regards, Nick Business Development...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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.

1  Thank sallydeane
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Response from Mobilefeet5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You will need to check with local travel agency. i am a fellow traveler and used a friend's car to get there. u can search on google or trip adviser . u can also check at hotel desk. some of the locals may not speak... More