Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PTX7YJ
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 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—which stands for Japan, England, Australia, America, Thailand, and Holland—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.
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
Guided tour of Mae Klong River and Mueang region
Long-tail speedboat ride
Train ride along Death Railway
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok hotel by coach
Live tour commentary provided in English
Beverages, bottled water, and snacks
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
Hotel 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 your scheduled pick-up time.
You can skip the boat due to mobility issues, the driver will take you from the museum to the bridge to rejoin the group.
Optional extras on train - approx 160baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx 300baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.