The Bridge Over the River Kwai with Train

BKK 001

The Highlights

After the Japanese had occupied Thailand in the Second World War, they planned a Second link between Thailand and Burma to supply their troops. At that time, the 320 m bridge was Thailand’s second longest Bridge. The steel and wooden bridges were constantly bombarded and had to be repaired repeatedly. Besides that, one used a train ferry, and 1945 the operation was finally stopped.

         In reality, the lack of hygiene in the camps thus caused diseases was the biggest problem for the forced labourers. Inhumane treatment was shown as a war crime.

Today, 131 km is still operating on the Thai side to Nam Tok, mainly for tourist reasons. Besides 50,000 to 70,000 Pow, 200,000 Asian forced labourers and hundreds of thousands of Thai civilians were used as forced labours to construct this line. One had promised wages to the civilians but never paid.

Depending on the estimates, 40000-90000 people died during the construction of the track.

         The Bridge got its literary monument in the novel “The Bridge over the River Kwai” by the French novelist Pierre Boulle and later in the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” directed by David Lean. Not at least by the soundtrack, The River Kwai March, the film remains unforgettable.

 

Tour Itinerary

6.00 Pick Up from Hotel Depart for Kanchanaburi.
9.10 The War Cemetery of the Allied Prisoners of World War II.
10.00 Visit the Jeath War Museum.
10.40 Walk along the Bridge Over the River Kwai.
11.10 Take The Train trip along the Death Railway, sightseeing the Countryside.
13.45 Lunch will be provided at the Restaurant.
15.00 Depart from The Restaurant to Bangkok.

Trip Includes

  •  Transfer round trip from & to your hotel in Bangkok City centre
  • Admission fee
  • Train ticket
  • Lunch on trip
  • English tour guide
  • Insurance coverage under Thai law
  • Trip excludes
  • All other expenses are not mentioned in the program
  • CHILD POLICY: Children 1-3 years old will be free of charge (Sitting with parent)

Children 4-10 years old Child rate

Policy

Booking within 24 hours before the travel date

Cancellation before the travel date 24 hours free of charge

No show & Cancellation on the exact date of travel charge 100%

Payment

Total Amount on reservation confirmation or 24 hours before travel date

 

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