- Join a guide for a tour of the Bridge over the River Kwai in the quaint Thai town of Kanchanaburi, made famous by the book and later the film
- Learn the tragic history surrounding the bridge, built by Asian slave laborers and Allied POWs to connect Myanmar with Thailand
- Get return transport from Bangkok, visit the Thailand–Burma Railway Centre, and ride along the tracks of the Death Railway
The Bridge on the River Kwai shot to fame all over the world when it was featured in the award-winning 1957 movie. Cross it yourself on foot on a full-day guided tour from Bangkok. You'll learn about its tragic history and unwind over lunch in a local restaurant.
Some people say that each sleeper laid in the tracks of the infamous 'Death Railway' represents one life that was lost during its construction.
Built by POWs and Asian slave laborers during WWII to connect Myanmar with Thailand, the line ran for 250 miles and conditions were so bad that disease, malnutrition, and exhaustion wiped out most of the people forced to work on it.
On this fascinating tour, you'll be collected from Bangkok and driven to the town of Kanchanaburi, where you can enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and pay homage to those who took part in this dangerous project.
See the world famous River Kwai Bridge, a part of Death Railway. Feel this history-rich wooden structure rattling as a 'Death Railway Train' passes over the viaduct, which was also constructed by Asian civilian laborers and Allied POWs.
Visit two well-cared-for cemeteries, home to roughly 9,000 soldiers, and get a real insight into the harsh realities of war at the renowned Thailand–Burma Railway Centre.
- Go to the Bigcountry Vacation office and show your smartphone ticket to the guide
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. The tour starts at 06:30
- Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
- Changes may be possible for this ticket