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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
"Fascinating nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge. The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway' which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to creat
From THB1,900.00
 
Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
"Moving and memorable sums up your private Bridge on the River Kwai tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi 80 miles (130 km) west of the city. The Thai province is an agricultural area with sugar-cane fields rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the rural landscape. The famous bridge which marks the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives while building the railway during World War Two. The construction of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Bur Burma (aka Myanmar)
From THB3,150.00
 
Full-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
"Learn about the history 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 Wat Cemetery where there are an estimated 9000 Allied soldiers graves. The soldiers perished whilst 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 JEATH Museum
From THB4,175.00

More Things to Do in Kanchanaburi

Kwang Im Chapel

Kwang Im Chapel is reached by crossing the bridge, and it is a beautiful Chinese temple. There is a lot of colourful art and sculpture here, and it's very peaceful. I really enjoyed spending time...
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Gyppo
Nov 11, 2015

The Bridge On the River Kwai

I've used the film title for this review, as I suspect it was more instrumental in the popularisation of this bridge as a tourist destination than the French authored book (interestingly written by...
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Gyppo
Nov 11, 2015

Worst WW2 museum? JEATH Museum

The World War 2 and JEATH museum (stands for Japan, England, Australia, Thailand and Holland) is very near the Bridge over the River Kwai. It is nominally a museum dedicated to the Burma railroad and...
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Gyppo
Nov 10, 2015

Big dam

Erawan dam is about 10km from the entrance to the national park. There isn't much to see other than an excellent feat of engineering and a pretty lake, but if you've been to the park and have 45...
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Gyppo
Nov 09, 2015

Nice jungle park

Erawan national park has a steep entrance price for Thailand, but it seems worth it to me. It costs 300THB for non residents, 150 for Thais. It's a good place to walk, and it has many trails,...
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Gyppo
Nov 08, 2015

Waterfall hiking

Erawan waterfall is situated in the Erawan national park. It's actually a series of small falls with 7 major 'levels' where enough water has pooled to allow people to swim. A trail runs alongside the...
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Gyppo
Nov 08, 2015
 
 
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Japanese war memorial 1943 - Kanchanaburi

Memorial built by the Japanese to mark the death of so many in building the Thai- Burma railway. The plaque states:-"This memorial was built for southern countries labours and prisoners who...
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Oct 05, 2015

Go beyond the River Kwai northwards

Either some contributor's have incorrectly written that Hellfire Pass is on the line to Nam Tok so clearly have never been there, or have got their geography terribly wrong.Hellfire pass used to be on...
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Jun 15, 2015

Overnight accommodation around Hellfire Pass

River jungle rafts http://www.riverkwaijunglerafts.com/http://grrrltraveler.com/countries/asia/thailand/video-kanchanaburi-river-kwai-jungle-rafts-review/Pechmaneekan Beach Resort ( actually within...
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May 24, 2015

Boonpong Sirivejaphan Museum

The history of the Thai–Burma railway is often told with little reference to the people on whose territory much of it was built: the Thais. In late December 1941 Thailand signed an agreement with the...
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Aug 13, 2014

THOUSANDS OF LIVES TO BUILD THIS BRIDGE

Let me tell you that most people say Bridge over the river Kwai, when it should actually be pronounced as Kwae. There are many tips regarding this bridge so here are a few facts that some of you may...
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Aug 01, 2014

Original Changi Prison -all but gone

Sadly there is virtually nothing left of the Original Changi or Selerang Barracks today other than part of a wall in the Changi MuseumThere were in fact two ‘Changis’, which over the years came to be...
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PeterVancouver
Jul 01, 2014

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery also referred to as the Dom Rak Cemetery by the locals, is the largest cemetery in the town, where you can find the graves of thousands of World War II victims. The...
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Jun 30, 2014

Thailand -Burma Railway Centre

A fascinating, yet somber record of what some of the conditions were like during the building of this rail link from Thailand to Burma in particular, the endless struggle against malnutrition and...
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Jun 26, 2014

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