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Kanchanaburi and Death Railway Private Tour from Bangkok

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Experience a piece of World War II history on a private full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn the 20th-century history of Kanchanaburi Province and ride the infamous Death Railway over the River Kwai.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok city center.

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  • Learn the World War II history of Kanchanaburi Province
  • Take a scenic ride on the infamous Death Railway
  • See the original bridge over the River Kwai
Full description
Benefit from very early morning pickup at your hotel in Bangkok, and then travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi, established in the late 18th century by King Rama I as a defensive outpost against attack from Burma.

Visit the interactive Burmese Railway Museum, dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway built by the Empire of Japan in 1943. See period photos and models to get a better understanding about the background of what happened during World War II. Pay your respects at the War Cemetery and visit the memorial to some 6,000 Allied prisoners of war.

Then, take a scenic train ride on the notorious Death Railway, constructed by prisoners of war on the orders of the Japanese. Break for a local lunch at a restaurant before exploring the local community of Pak Preak. Visit the house of a former member of the underground V Organization from the days of Japanese occupation before traveling back to Bangkok.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Train ticket
  • Lunch
  • Expressway fee
What’s Not Included
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional or additional expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
Know before you go
• It is roughly a 2 to 2.5 hour journey to reach Kanchanaburi province
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