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Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch

By Tour East Thailand


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  • Journey along railways & over bridges built by POW labour
  • Inspiration for book & film, The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • POW cemetery memorialising over 6,000 WWII prisoners of war
  • Scenic long-tailed speedboat ride along Mae Klong River
  • Authentic & sumptuous buffet lunch with Thai specialities

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What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of Mae Klong River and Mueang region
  • Long-tail speedboat ride
  • Train ride along Death Railway
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Additional drinks and snacks

Know before you book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.
  • If you choose the option with hotel pick-up, the pick-up is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pick-up 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 pick up time.
  • If you choose the option without hotel pick-up, please make your own way to Narai Hotel and is non-refundable.
  • Optional extras on train - approx 200baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx 300baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.
  • Should you take a train trip upgrade option, this is to be paid direct at the station.

What you can expect

Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labour 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 pick-up (if option chosen) and head towards 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 learn about the harsh realities of war and observe mementoes 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 film of the same name. Walk along the bridge, check out local street markets, and then climb on board 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 specialities, ask your guide questions about any sites you visited, and then catch a comfortable return ride to Bangkok.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Khwae Yai
  • Mueang

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup (for option with Hotel Pickup)
    • Bangkok
    • Narai Hotel Bangkok (for option without Hotel Pickup)
    • 222 Si Lom
    • Bangkok Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500

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