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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.
Reviews (536)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Long day but worth it.

Be prepared for lots of travel time. You may want to consider getting there under your own steam. We were lucky there was only 3 of us on the tour so despite 7 hours round trip in mini bus it was comfortable. The guide was...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 6 days ago
It's mesmerizing..Trust me!

One of the best places to see the history of WWII Don't forget to carry Sunglasses, Water Bottle, Sunscream & hand towel. Avoid going during July as you have high chances of experiencing extreme humidity & sudden showers Rest you will get the best experiences...More

Thank Coastal796534
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
great tour

the whole tour was really good. we took in the cemetery.. museum and bridge and we even felt a little emotional given the rich history of the place.

1  Thank rss465
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from this trip & it was brilliant. Guide was knowledgeable & the tour company made sure everything ran smoothly. The trip itself covered all the bases - poignant & informed. You had time to pay respects to the fallen and also plenty more...More

3  Thank keith m
Reviewed 12 September 2018
An iconic trip to a famous landmark , while on holiday in Thailand

We were picked up from our hotel by a minibus and the first stop was the Commonwealth Graves Site ,each countries plot was surrounded by grass native to that country and very humbling . On to the bridge by boat which was the best way...More

7  Thank alanbritton
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areej s
15 October 2018|
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Response from keith m | Reviewed this property |
I arranged it through trip advisor before I left the UK.
15 October 2018|
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Response from Marie T | Reviewed this property |
I do believe it’s longer on the train and works out more expensive .I think your best bet is to arrange your trip through your Hotel.