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Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch

By Tour East Thailand
Free cancellation available
9h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Hotel pickup
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Mae Klong River and Mueang region

  • What's included

    Long-tail speedboat ride

  • What's included

    Train ride along Death Railway

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Additional beverages and snacks

Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you choose the option with hotel pickup, the pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to pick up time.

  • If you choose the option without hotel pickup, please make your own way to Narai Hotel and is non-refundable.

  • Optional extras on train - approx 200baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx 300baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.

  • Should you take a train trip upgrade option, this is to be paid direct at the station.

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.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Khwae Yai
  • Mueang

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup (for option with Hotel Pickup)
  • Bangkok
  • Narai Hotel Bangkok (for option without Hotel Pickup)
  • 222 Si Lom
  • Bangkok Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
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