Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
It was very moving, my father was a POW who worked on this railroad, so to see and experience it was amazing.
Tour was fine, only comment would be that rather than hit everyone up for an extra 100 Baht so we can sit on the train, add it to the cost of the tour.
Wonderful day out with the family. Our guide was very knowledgeable and polite. We were picked up early and only had 2 other people with us. The lunch provided was great and the atmosphere very peaceful. Crossing the bridge and seeing the countryside by train was a very relaxing way to go.
A long day but worth it. Be aware that there is nothing left from the original timber bridge - only a gap in the trees on one river bank and the museum is little more than a series of photographs and a few artifacts but the boat ride up to the bridge is good fun
I am pleased I did this trip as it is somewhere I have wanted to visit due to having an interest in history. There is a fair bit of travelling involved if you are going from Bangkok. We were fortunate and were the only people on the trip. The weather was bad and it took us
2.5 hours to get to the first stop and when returning it took us due to traffic over 3 hours. The train ride is good and they have introduced that for 300 Baht each you can travel in a Tourist Only carriage. You get coffee, water and a snack box and most importantly are guaranteed a seat. I recommend you do this as the journey can take about 2 hours and if the train is full and you are not in the tourist carriage you may have to stand all the way and I would think the enjoyment would be reduced. The guide was very informative and freindly and we enjoyed the day. Be prepared for a fair bit of time travelling though.
Absolutely loved this trip although was a little hurried at times by the guide which was a bit irritating, when there was no need to be rushed. The sites we saw were amazing and it was very sad to see how people suffered esp in the Dearth Museum. We enjoyed the train ride esp when it went along the narrowest part of the mountain. Wonderful trip thank you.
Trip was good and interesting, Saw many sites and enjoyed the long boat ride and train trip.
Good value - interesting trip; the trainride was terrific!!!!
brenda j k
thai burma railway was good, long boat ride was excellent would have liked it to go a bit longer, train was long would have liked a commentary on the train so you knew what you were looking at but regardless the day was good and our guide was very informative about thailand and the politics, would have liked a bit more info on the cemetery as it is looked after by aust and england
I enjoyed it a lot. Very informative and the guide June, was fun. Sobering experience.
Was lucky enough to book a tour on a day when no one else booked and got a private tour. The tour is a bit out of the city, starts early has a few stops along the way and the train ride takes up majority of it. It's close one, but the train ride was bordering on being a bit too long, by being well over an hour and half. After the train ride its a late lunch and the drive back to Bangkok.
We found the tour very informative. A full day but well worth the early start. Many thanks to our guides.