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Take a memorable ride on the Thailand–Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway for the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives building it during World War II. On this day trip from Bangkok, you’ll visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum, and hear moving war stories from your guide. Then ride a long-tailed speedboat down the River Kwai where you’ll have a view of the famous bridge. Lunch and hotel transport by coach are included.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a memorable tour to the Death Railway and infamous bridge over the river Kwai
  • See the Allied war Grave and the Jeath War Museum
  • Take an exhilarating long tailed boat ride along the River Kwai to the famous bridge
  • Enjoy a local Thai lunch
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

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

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

Whether you’re a war buff or a railway enthusiast, there’s reason to see the bridge on the River Kwai and take a ride on the Thailand–Burma Railway, aka Death Railway. Both are poignant reminders of the WWII POWs and forced laborers who built the structures, many of whom lost their lives undertaking this Japanese wartime project.
Start your full-day tour with pickup from selected hotels in Bangkok, then travel by comfortable coach to the town of Kanchanaburi, located 80 miles (130 km) west. You’ll journey through the Thai countryside where sugarcane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations fill significant portions of the rural landscape. 
You’ll visit graves of the Allied Forces on a tour of the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery before a look at historical photographs and paintings at the JEATH War Museum — prepare for an emotionally moving experience at both sites. 
Learn about the building of the infamous bridge that was to link a direct railway line from Bangkok to Rangoon in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma (now Myanmar) in 1943. An exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride will take you down the River Kwai to the bridge, where you have ample time to explore on your own. Then hop aboard the ‘Death Railway’ for a memorable — and scenic — ride.
Your day’s itinerary includes a Thai restaurant lunch before you’re returned to your Bangkok hotel.

Customer Reviews

andrew b United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

a long day 6am to 6pm but worth every penny .cannot fault in any way perfact.

simon t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A long day, 11 hours door to door but well worth the time and the money. Everything was very well organised and our guide was great, he couldn't do enough to make it a great day for us and to help us get the best pictures in the best spots. Unusually I think the advertised write up does not do this tour justice as it was better than we expected by including a near 2 hour ride on the death railway train after reaching the bridge over the river Kwai by exhilarating speedboat ride. All in all, well worth it, best thing we did over 4 days in Bangkok.

frankch7171

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent and very informative tour guide

Diane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent value for money. Very moving to see and would have no hesitation in recommending as a must see. Only negative is the return journey home to Bangkok as long but still worth doing the trip.

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

While I highly recommend this tour, I would really like it better if they would have left us with more time at the museum reconstruction of the camp. We were a little rushed through there and didn't have time to read all of the information.

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The guide had an excellent amount of knowledge. The food at lunchtime was very good.

Thomas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent. The entire trip was superb. I happened to be the only one on the trip but I was treated to a great train journey and an informative guide who was excellent. A great day and some fantastic scenery. The JEATH museum was worth seeing was interesting and showed what life must have like for the prisoners of war. Would recommend this trip.

RUTH K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Another good value viator tour. Guide was easy to ask questions of and there was time to see things. Lunch was yummy too.

gloria c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Peter was a wonderful guide

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