Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

From $55 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Look for a guide wearing TripGuru attire or holding a TripGuru sign. Kindly be in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the stated pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

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
Full 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
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering temples. Please avoid mini skirts and short shorts.
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Product ID: 391714