88 reviews of Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Reviewed by Charles F, March 2013
We found it an amazing experience, the maket was very busy and congested, but that was the whole fun of it, I thought we would all end up in the water, nevertheless I would reccomend it to anybody visiting Bangkok we did the floating market and the River Kawi it was a very long day, but totally worth it all. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgable, and great fun, All in all it was a fantastic day.
Reviewed by Fiona F, United Kingdom, February 2013
Very full and long day but well worth it. Accessing the floating markets by longtail speedboat and then floating through the markets so different. A most humbling experience visiting the cemetery, the Jeath museum and seeing from speedboat the Bridge on the River Kwai.
Reviewed by Emma O, January 2013
Fabulous tour with a very knowledgable guide. Well paced with a good amount of time at each stop. Just a small mini bus with group of 7. Great day
Reviewed by Shafique, January 2013
The floating market is one of a kind with all sorts of stuff available on motor driven boats. One can leisurely enjoy a delightful snack, lunch or dinner freshly ordered from the food boats. They cook and provide the food within minutes either on other passenger boats or on the deck next to the boats. Fresh fruits are also available.
The legendary Bridge on the River Kwai is worth visiting as it brings back memories of the famous movie "Bridge on the River Kwai".
With an excellent tour guide; in our case it was sort of a private tour as we were the only two people on that tour. The tour guide also provided some additional site seeing, the elephant ride as well as the world famous snake museum with breath taking shows
Reviewed by Natalie O, December 2012
Fantastic experience, the day was well worth it. The bridge and the long tailed boat were the best parts of the trip and you get a lot of time at the Floating Markets.
Reviewed by Jeanette W, July 2012
Very worthwhile tour. The floating markets are a bit of a hoot, with soooo many boats all trying to move up and around, but fun. The stalls are excellent to barter with and got some very good deals. Also enjoyed the deep fried banana's cooked on a little boat. You definately should try them. The Kwai was very emotional seeing the site the soldiers had to work in. I looked at the mountains and wonder how they must have looked at them to, wishing they could escape away and over them. The area then would have been dense jungle and the heat was amazing, my heart went out to the soldiers. They have made the area a lovely site now, and there was a Thai playing the violin on the bridge as you walked it and that bought tears to my eyes of the many who never made it back. The only thing I felt should be shortened was stopping at working farms as there were too many and more time would have been enjoyed at the floating market and Kwai bridge, but overall an excellent tour.
Reviewed by Mary S, May 2012
Great tour! The floating markets were a sight to behold. The Bridge portion of the tour included side trips to a museum and a cemetery that made it even more special. Lunch was great, and well timed! I would recommend.
Reviewed by Ian A, United Kingdom, April 2012
Excellent trip. The floating markets has to be seen , it's like nothing you'll ever experience anywhere else. River Kwai is one of those places you've heard so much about and to actually walk on the bridge was just amazing.
Reviewed by Shobha G, April 2012
Unforgettable! the lovely boat trip and the bargaining worth every penny! Don't miss it!
Reviewed by Timothy L, March 2012
No complaints about this trip. We had an excellent time. The floating market is very touristy, but still quite the experience, and one of our favorite experiences of our trip to Thailand. A boat through the actual market is not included in the tour price. We also covered the Bridge on the River Kwai. The museum this tour takes you to is kind of a dump, but the paintings by one of the former POWs are interesting. The cemetery, in contrast, is impressively maintained. The bridge is nice but we only spent a few minutes there (and it was enough). One of the highlights of our trip was actually a stop at a place where they demonstrated how to make palm sugar. They also had an extra stop at a woodworking shop and gift store. I would say the lunch was average, but I love green curry and there was no shortage of that. The guide and the driver were both excellent. One of the biggest pros of this trip was that we were two of only four tourists in the van.
Reviewed by Holly F, January 2012
Prompt pick up time, with a friendly host and other travellers. The day had a few extras such as a visit to a coconut factory and a wood carving workshop with some of the most brilliant works. The floating market is a lively experience and the River Kwai and war cemetery an eye opener. A great day
Reviewed by Raymond M, December 2011
Great tour, both Floating Markets and River Kwai had plenty to see. Guide was great also
Reviewed by Goosegog, October 2011
What a long day! 12 hours in total but well worth it.My husband Geoff and I were the only people on the bus so received the full benefit of our lovely tour guide Gail + Todd the driver. No faults could be found from this great day. The floating markets were wonderful and as I have a bad leg Gail was very attentive in making sure I could manage getting in and out of the long boat - although I had no problems with the bargaining for clothes when there much to Geoffs dismay! Lunch was delicious with many yummy choices and lovely hosts in a beautiful setting. River Kwai we are pleased to have seen and walked over the bridge but slightly disappointed that it has become so commercialized now with restaurants and market stalls all around.All in all it was a wonderful day which will stay with us forever. Even the 3 hour drive back didn't matter as were both able to stretch out in a comfortable minibus and sleep for most of it. Gail also taught us some thai language so if she gets to read this will understand that I now have to go for a 'ching chong' before getting dinner ready for 'Ting tong chai' before he gets home and also make myself 'Swayee'!! Thanks again. Terri and Geoff Rice xx
Reviewed by Cory A, New Zealand, September 2011
Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide.Only a small group of us (3) again. Pickup from/to the hotel was efficient and on time. First we visited some local markets and then it was off to see a coconut factory and a wood carving factory.Both were excellent and an added bonus- the craftmanship on the products was second to none. The floating markets were next- worthy of a tour in itself. Nice to se the hussle and bussle of market life on the river. After this we stopped for lunch which was included with the tour. The food was excellent with a good variety on offer.
Next it was onto the Bridge on the River Kwai. We stopped at the JEATH museum , a humbling exhibition of what the prisioners life was like and then visited the cemetary where thousands of soldiers are buried. The Bridge was after that- and interesting spot but unfortunately very "touristy" . Remember to take your camera- youre going to need it for this one !
The drive back to Bangkok took around 2hrs.
Reviewed by marilyn f, July 2011
We are so glad we booked with you we had a fantastic time. Pau the guide was very knowledgable and gave us time to ourselves as well as guiding us through the day. The Floating Markets and the Bridge over the River Kwai, and also the trip to the Grand Palace are not to be missed.
Regards Marilyn and Michael.
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