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Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

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Join a tour around Kanchanaburi province. Soak up Thailand’s history and visit the famous Bridge Over The River Kwai, the Death War Museum, and Tiger Cave Temple.

Highlights

  • Honor the fallen prisoners of war in the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Soak up historical exhibits at the JEATH museum
  • Visit the infamous Bridge Over The River Kwai
  • See the picturesque Tham Krasae Station
  • Explore Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple) and admire its Buddha statue

Description

Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from Bangkok. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to Bangkok, with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected) English-speaking tour guide Air-conditioned vehicle Entrance fee to JEATH Museum Drinking water
Lunch Personal expenses

Important Information

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering temples. Please avoid mini skirts and short shorts.

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