Day trip

Kanchanaburi: River Kwai and Death Railway Day Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Kanchanaburi: River Kwai and Death Railway Day Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 175 per group up to 4

Get a change of scene on a full-day tour around Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok. Soak up Thailand’s history and visit the Hollywood-famous Bridge Over The River Kwai, Death War Museum, Tham Krasae Station perched on a cliff, and Tiger Cave Temple.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Thailand's history first-hand at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary
  • Get in-depth knowledge of the rich history of Kanchanaburi and the Death Railway
  • Visit the JEATH war museum and honor those who died building the Death Railway
  • See the Bridge over the River Kwai and marvel at its historical significance
  • Explore Wat Tham Suea, the Tiger Cave Temple, and spot its tiger paw prints
Full description

Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from your accommodation in Kanchanaburi, or meet your guide at the Kanchanburi Bus Terminal. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to your accommodation with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Private tour option)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees (JEATH Museum)
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering temples. Please avoid mini skirts and short shorts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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We had a wonderful tour with our guide Ms. Nan. She was super enthusiastic and energetic. Not only was she a great guide, but she knew the best spots and always showed us the nicest views for taking excellent fotos of unforgettable moments.

August 20, 2022

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Had a great experience my hilight was the buddy temple. My husband enjoyed the experience of the train ride and ceremony.

November 7, 2022

Product ID: 394476