Your Bangkok Private tour of Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai is sure to be as moving as it is memorable. That’s because this popular tour travels from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers)—and also back in time. You will venture through rural countryside, past rice paddies and sugar cane fields as you make your way towards one of the nation’s most famous landmarks.
The famous bridge, which marks what is known as the Death Railway, was built in 1943 to connect Thai and Burmese railways and support the Japanese occupation of Burma in World War II. Today, the impressive structure serves as a memorial and reminder of the thousands of POWs and laborers who died during its construction.
Your private guide will share stories and insight as you visit this historically significant destination before taking you on a tour of the Allied War Grave cemeteries and the JEATH War Museum. You’ll find paintings and pictures lining the walls of this small but informative stop, before hopping aboard a long-tailed speedboat for a thrilling ride on the River Kwai. You’ll have time to ride on the local train here before returning to Bangkok after a truly memorable day.