The Damnoen Saduak floating market and the WWII sites of Kanchanaburi are two of the most popular day trip destinations from Bangkok—this tour visits both in one day. Cruise around the floating market on a longtail boat, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the JEATH war museum and the Death Railway bridge in Kanchanaburi and learn how the notorious railway was built by Allied POWs in WWII.
Guided cruise of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Learn about the Death Railway at the JEATH war museum
Delicious Thai-style lunch at a local restaurant
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Bangkok hotel
We were collected over an hour late for this trip which didn't start the day off too well. We had a really long mini bus journey of just over two hours to the floating markets with just a driver, no guide talking about Thailand. The floating markets were good fun,, very touristy and we were a bit disappointed that the boat trip around the markets wasn't included. It was about 150bht each. After this we were put on boats to travel down through the market and along a river. We were then collected and taken to a restaurant. They were good and brought extra vegetarian options for my son and husband. After this we were taken to a cemetry where just us were dropped off for 20 mins, then collected by our guide who took us to the bridge over the river kwai. we were dropped at the Jeath museum and our admission wasn't included (this was only 50bht each) and told we had an hour to go round and then an hour to walk the 100m to the bridge. There were a few cafes to go in but not much else. To be honest we could have done both in 30 mins but I appreciate that after such a long drive it wouldn't have been worth it. The whole day was a bit disappointing and I don't think I would recommend it as a trip from Bangkok. However, if you were on your way to somewhere else and were passing they would both be worth popping in to see.