4.5 334 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Kanchanaburi
  • Hours: Open daily

Bangkok ATTRACTIONS See all

Bridge on the River Kwai

Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province is home to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Thai-Burma Death Railway, both poignant reminders of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in WWII. 

Made famous by the 1957 David Lean movie of the same name, the building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link Thai and Burmese railway lines and create a direct route from Bangkok.

Due to illness, starvation and neglect, thousands of people lost their lives building the bridge and railway – you can visit the graves of nearly 7,000 POWs at the nearby Kanchanaburi war cemetery. Parts of the original bridge are now displayed in the War Museum here. You can walk along the restored railway bridge on foot or take a train specifically for tourists.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.11

Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Take a privately guided tour to Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway, a poignant reminder of the thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.88

3-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok: Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Thai-Burma Death Railway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Leave Bangkok behind on this three-day tour of Thailand’s historical and cultural attractions – including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples of ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $465.00

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Combine a cruise through the Floating Markets with a visit to Bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day guided tour from Bangkok. With the knowledge of your ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.84

Private Tour: Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Day Trip from Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

This privately guided, full-day excursion out of Bangkok is a wonderful way to maximize your time to experience the amazing floating markets of Thailand as ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.64

See all Bridge on the River Kwai Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message