Day Tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and River Kwai
- Discover Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on a long tail boat
- Observe as the boats are filled with goods
- Find out how the war destroyed at the JEATH War Museum
- Visit Don Rak War Cemetery with 7000 graves of POWs
- See the Death Railway, nicknamed Bridge Over The River Kwai
Live Commentary in English.
What's included, what's not
Know Before You Book
- Hotel pick up and drop off service is available in Bangkok city centre only.
- Please be ready and waiting at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the stipulated pick-up time.
- This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to take place.
What you can expect
06.30 AM: Pick up time from hotels in the city center or the meeting point.
07.00 AM: Leave Bangkok to start the tour.
08.30 AM: Arrive at the boat pier, sit on the long tail boat to the floating market.
09.00 AM: Time to discover the floating market!
1.00 PM: Have lunch at the restaurant.
Visit bridge over the River Kwai, JEATH Museum and Donrak War cemetery.
5.00 PM: Say goodbye to Kanchanaburi to comeback to Bangkok.
7.00 PM: Arrive to your departure point.
You will meet the tour guide at your hotel (hotels in city center) or meeting point for starting tour.
The first destination of the tour is Damnern Saduak floating market, one of the oldest and famous in Thailand. The market was formed and developed from 20th century.
To go to the market, you will sit on a long tail boat along the river. On the way, you will see villages with small house near the river. Let be free your mind, feel the sunshine and wind on your skin as the boat follows the river flow and observe the landscapes along riverbank at the same time. Let’s begin your day with great mood!
The market has diverse goods, from fruits, food, cloth and souvenir. The boat will move among sellers’ boat, you can find and buy something to eat or keep them as souvenirs for your friends. Maybe you can have a better understanding about Thailand’s habit consume there.
Then, you will enjoy the lunch and a short break before the tour in the afternoon.
In the afternoon, you will move to the bridge over the River Kwai. You will go through River Kwai Bridge to visit The War Cemetery (Don Rak War Cemetery). This place has approximately 7000 graves of POWs (prisoners of war) who died during the construction of the Death Railway in World War II. You will hear real and emotional stories of prisoners in that tough period.
To learn more about Death Railway, you will move to JEATH War Museum. This museum was built in 1977, and its name JEATH stands for the primary nationalities involved in the construction of the railway such as Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai and Holland. The museum is divided into two sections, one depicting the construction of the Death Railway which is meant to recreate the quarters used by Allied POWs, and the other consisting of reconstructed bamboo huts with items as paintings, drawings and photos of and by former prisoners, weapons, etc.