Journey along railways & over bridges built by POW labor
Inspiration for book & film, The Bridge on the River Kwai
POW cemetery memorializing over 6,000 WWII prisoners of war
Scenic long-tailed speedboat ride along Mae Klong River
Authentic & sumptuous buffet lunch with Thai specialties
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Mae Klong River and Mueang region
Long-tail speedboat ride
Train ride along Death Railway
Live tour commentary provided in English
Additional beverages and snacks
What you can expect
Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labor camps. Travel by road, river, and railway as you visit a prisoner cemetery, examine exhibits at the JEATH Museum, and see the span made famous by Bridge on the River Kwai.
Start your day with early hotel pickup (if option chosen) and head toward the Mueang region. Along the way, listen as your guide shares stories about the POW camps during WWII, and stop at a cemetery where 6,000 prisoners are interred. At the nearby JEATH War Museum learn about the harsh realities of war and observe mementos that were left behind.
Afterward, head upstream along the Mae Klong River in a long-tail speedboat towards Bridge 277, the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai that inspired the book and movie of the same name. Walk along the bridge, check out local street markets, and then climb aboard a train to travel along the Burma Railway. Also known as the Death Railway, this section of track was infamous for its dangerous construction, built along the edges of cliffs and through deep sections of forest.
At the end of the day, disembark the train and take a walk through the jungle to reach a nearby restaurant where you can discuss the day's experiences over a delicious buffet-style lunch. Enjoy a wide selection of Thai specialties, ask your guide questions about any sites you visited, and then catch a comfortable return ride to Bangkok.