A full day excursion to Kanchanaburi, to visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and take a train ride along the Thai-Burma railway. Start time: 6:00am Duration of tour: 11 hours
Kanchanaburi city is 130 km west of Bangkok in a wild mountainous province abutting Burma. Limestone hills and fields of sugar-cane surround this pleasant town by the rivers Kwae Noi and Kwae Yai. On arrival visit the peaceful and well-maintained Don Rak War Cemetery, last resting place for many who had toiled on the construction of the railway. Entrance to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre opposite gives a full overview of the story of the railway and the hardships endured during construction. Then take a scenic boat ride along the three rivers converging in Kanchanaburi, the Mae Klong, Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai, and view the world famous River Kwai Bridge. Lunch is taken at a restaurant at Pakseng Pier. in the afternoon board a train for a ride through lush forest scenery along the notorious 'Death Railway'. The tour returns to Bangkok after this.
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