Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Duration
9 hours
Language
English
Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labor camps.

Highlights:

  • Bridge on the River Kwai

  • Exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region

  • JEATH War Museum

  • Bridge 277

  • Burma Railway

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

  • Guide

  • Transportation 

  • Entry or admission fee

  • Thai Lunch 

  • Train ride along the Death Railway

  • Long-tailed speedboat ride

Please note: Minimum 2 people. If you have mobility problems, you may have difficulties getting into or out of the long-tailed speedboat. Please advise your guide of this at the commencement of the tour.

The name 'Bridge on the River Kwai' is a well known British/American war movie based on the thousands of POW's and forced labourers who lost their lives in the Second World War building the infamous bridge and the tracks of, what would become known as, the Death Railway. This full day guided tour from Bangkok includes touching visits to a small war museum and a POW cemetery. The day will also consist of an exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride, a walk across the Bridge and a ride along the tracks of the Death Railway on a local train.

Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labor camps. Travel by road, river, and railway as you visit a prisoner cemetery, examine exhibits at the JEATH Museum, and see the span made famous by Bridge on the River Kwai.

Start your day with early hotel pickup and head toward the Mueang region. Along the way, listen as your guide shares stories about the POW camps during WWII, and stop at a cemetery where 6,000 prisoners are interred. At the nearby JEATH War Museum, maintained by the local monks, learn about the harsh realities of war and observe mementos that were left behind.

Afterward, head upstream along the Mae Klong River in a long-tail speedboat towards Bridge 277, the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai that inspired the book and movie of the same name. Walk along the bridge, check out local street markets, and then climb aboard a train to travel along the Burma Railway. Also known as the Death Railway, this section of track is particularly known for its dangerous construction, built along the edges of cliffs and through deep sections of forest.

At the end of the day, disembark the train and take a walk through the jungle to reach a nearby restaurant where you can discuss the day's experiences over a delicious lunch. Enjoy a wide selection of Thai specialties, ask your guide questions about any sites you visited, and then catch a comfortable return ride to Bangkok.

Nick
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Bangkok, Thailand
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$60.92 / person