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Tour Overview

Join this impressive Death Rail day tour to discover the harrowing and tragic facts of POWs during World War II. From Bangkok, visit the War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum and hear from your guide how prisoners of war and laborers were forced to build these great structures. Then hop on the longtail boat along the River Kwai to see the famous bridge and finally enjoy an unforgettable river view tour on the Thai-Burma train.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Get an insight into the stories of the WWII POWs by visiting Kanchanaburi War Cemetery & JEATH War Museum.
  • Enjoy a long-tailed boat trip under the River Kwai Bridge and learn the harrowing story behind it.
  • Experience an exciting Death Railway ride across original bridges to enjoy amazing river views and scenery.

Itinerary

After booking, your private consultant will contact you about the pick-up time & location.

You can enjoy free pick-up service if your hotel is in downtown Bangkok (Including Silom Road, Thai Cultural Center, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, and Khao San Road).

Departure Time – 7:00 AM

Stop 1 – Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is home to nearly 7,000 prisoners of war from Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Burma, and other countries. Thousands of marble tombstones lined up amid lush green grass and blooming flowers create a very solemn atmosphere.

Thailand Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Stop 2 – JEATH War Museum

Founded by a monk in 1977, the Jeath War Museum describes how allied prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese to build the “Death Railway” from 1942 to 1943. Another part of the museum consists of reconstructed bamboo huts, which house paintings, photographs, weapons, and other items of “former prisoners”.

Stop 3 – River Kwai

Enjoy an exhilarating long-tailed boat trip under the River Kwai Bridge. Whether you’re a railway enthusiast or a big fan of war films, you have every reason to visit the Bridge on the River Kwai. The bridge was completed in 1943 to connect the existing Thai-Burma railway in support of the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of prisoners of war and laborers died in the process. After that, continue your cruise to the floating countryside for a glimpse of everyday life in a Thai village.

Thailand River Kwai
River Kwai Bridge

Stop 4 – Thai -Burma Railway

The train will take you across several original bridges built by prisoners of war to enjoy amazing river views and jungle scenery.

After the tour, drive you back to your hotel or the requested drop-off point in downtown Bangkok.

Thai-Burma Death Railway
Thai-Burma Death Railway

Price Includes

  • Private vehicle with good air conditions;
  • An excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned;
  • Pick up & drop off at hotels;
  • Lunch;
  • Long-tail boat trip & Thai -Burma train journey.
  • Bottled water on the coach;

Price Excludes

  • Flights to or off Bangkok;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities & any items not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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