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From Bangkok: Historical Day Tour to River Kwai

From Bangkok: Historical Day Tour to River Kwai

From US$ 53.93 per person

Travel back in time to see the world-famous bridge on the River Kwai near the town of Kanchanaburi. Learn about the construction of the infamous “Death Railway” at the poignant Thailand-Burma Railway Centre.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup optional
Sukhumvit 1-39 , 2-26 at 6 AM Khaosan pickup is 6 AM Silom area pick up time is 6:15 AM


  • Travel with a small intimate group to Kanchanaburi Province where the WWII memorials and museums are a reminder of darker times
  • Ride along a stretch of the notorious Death Railway
  • See the infamous bridge on the River Kwai
  • Learn about the history of the railway's construction by Alllied prisoners of war
  • Visit the famous Thailand-Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi
Full description

Learn about the construction of the Burma Railway, also known as the “Death Railway,” on this 10-hour historical tour to Kanchanaburi, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will tour the well-kept War Cemetery, where the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers are tended. They perished while constructing the notorious "Death Railway,” which the Japanese had hoped would stretch all the way to the Burmese border. Uncover the terrible history of the railway at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum, research, and information center dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway built during World War II. See the past recreated and relived with pictures and artifacts.

You will also ride a train along the original Death Railway track, with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the disembarkation station. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon for your hotel drop-off.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Porterage
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to Kanchanaburi by air-conditioned van
  • Basic train fee on the Death Railway track (THB 100)
  • Speedboat fee (optional for THB 300/person)
  • Assigned train seat (optional for THB 200/person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

BMP Bigcountry meeting point located at River City Bangkok: 23 Charoen Krung Soi 24 Talad Noi, Sampantawong Bangkok 10100 Thailand

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Important information

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  • Please note that there could be a delay in pick-up/drop-off schedule due to heavy traffic conditions in Bangkok
  • It takes approximately 3 hours to commute to Kanchanaburi one-way
  • The basic train ride fee included in the package does not guarantee a seat. If you would like to have an assigned seat, it is encouraged to pay 200 Baht upfront on the train
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it is really great you can know more about the river kwai and the death railway and how many people sacrificed their lifes to build this railway, there's also a train trip to let you to experience the death railway journey. the tour guide is also very good and he is very informative.

November 24, 2022

We had an amazing day trip to visit The Bridge Over The River Kwai. We were picked up promptly from our hotel by our guide Joe and driver Kasem. They were both very friendly, respectful and informative. We went to the Railway museum which was incredibly interesting and so much to read the time flew by. The walk over the bridge was much better than we expected and the one hour train ride was well worth it. After the train ride we had a delicious lunch before returning back to Bangkok.

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November 23, 2022

Fantastic day out with the friendly, knowledgeable and fun guide Tum. From pick up until drop off she made sure the day went smoothly, pointing out things to the group, always with a smile on her face. Although it is a bit of long day with the traffic coming back in to Bangkok in the evening I think this tour is great value for money, very interesting and even a little bit moving (the war cemetery visit.) If you have a day to spare in Bangkok this tour is worth the time.

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November 18, 2022

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