River Kwai Bridge / Death Railway / Elephant Trekking / Bamboo Rafting / Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park

Tours & Experiences, Kanchanaburi
฿1,760 THB

River Kwai Bridge / Death Railway / Elephant Trekking / Bamboo Rafting / Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park

Tours & Experiences, Kanchanaburi


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River Kwai Bridge

The bridge over the Mae Klong (or Kwai Yai, or whatever) really was part of the death railway, built with prisoner and slave labor by the Japanese during World War II. There were actually two bridges built over the river here. A wooden bridge like you see built in the movie (which was actually shot in Sri Lanka) was built first about 100 meters up-river from the current bridge to expedite construction on the line beyond the river. The concrete and steel "main" bridge was added during the war when the steel became available.

Both bridges were bombed by allied planes near the end of the war. The squarish center spans of the bridge are post-war replacements. The wooden bridge was demolished after the war since its thick structure blocked the flow of the river.

Death Railway

The Death Railway was built during World War II by the labor of the war prisoner and the Asian labor forced by the Japanese troop. During that time, Thailand was the alliance of Japan and also gave a big support to the Japanese army. The Death Railway was a route to pass Myanmar and to invade India. Japan was aware that by using the sea troop to fight with England, their armies would be attacked by the alliances. From this reason, they decided to build this railway. The railway was named after the event in the history. There is a saying that the numbers of the railway is equal to the numbers of the death labor used to build this railway.

The Death Railway starts from Nong Pladuk station, Amphur Baanpong, Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi crossing the Kwai Yai River to the west, passing Chedi Sam-Ong to the destination at Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar, which is 415 kilometers altogether with 37 stops. This railway was completed on 25th October 1943. During the building period, there were many labors who sacrificed their lives with sickness and by the torturing of the Japanese army. The bridge here was named River Kwai Bridge. This construction built a big motivation for the Japanese armies and also a big scar in the labors’ heart. The history was still unforgettable among the people’s heart.

Nowadays, the Death Railway was opened for the tourists to visit. However, there are some parts that were deserted since Japan lost the war. The State Railway of Thailand has offered the Thonburi-Namtok line for the tourists who wish to visit this place and a special line Bangkok-Namtok on the weekends and holidays. The most popular point is the River Kwai Bridge and the Krasae Cave, which is a curve bridge that follows the bank of Kwai Noi River. The train stops at Krasae Cave at 1:30 p.m. The tourists can travel in advance in order to be on time to see the picture of the train arriving at this station.

Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park

Explore the trace of once-flourish Khmer Kingdom at one of best known Khmer-style religious structures in Thailand. Historians estimated that Prasat Muang Singh (Castle of the City of Lion), and its surrounding architectures on the bank of Kwai Noi River, was built between 857 and 1157 as a religious temple of Khmer Kingdom. Prasat Muang Singh was later abandoned until the reign of King Rama I when the area of Muang Singh had become one of border cities of Kanchanaburi. The restoration of structures has not completed until 1987, though.

The main remaining structure is Prasat Muang Singh itself, a Khmer-style architecture with influences from Lop Buri arts. It is framed by 800 x 1,500 meters city walls. During the excavations, historians found precious artifacts, antiques, pottery and religious ornaments with more than 2,000 years of history.

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Cunningham Ballard

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Burnett Puckett

It’s wonderful It will much better if the trip is a bit longer

Yesenia Todd

very accessible will book again, very easy to use

Yesenia Todd

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Sadie Howard

Love how hassle-free this was! And the ticket is cheaper than the other offers online.

Herring Foley

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Josefina Erickson

Pick up point is easy to find. The price is fair enough. Thank you Tixget

Thornton Byers

it was overall a fun experience. food is expensive though.

Tanisha Terrell

Very easy to use the vouchers. Good savings. Thank you Tixget

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Sharon Nielsen

Great trip, very relaxing with magnificent view on both sides of the bay.

Sadie Howard

It was a fin experience. Just that they should improve on food quality.And must add some food for vegans.

Jenifer Mckay

Pick up point is easy to find. The price is fair enough. Thank you Tixget

Deanne Randall

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Deanne Randall

Pick up point is easy to find. The price is fair enough. Thank you Tixget

Roberson Peterson

It was a fin experience. Just that they should improve on food quality.And must add some food for vegans.

Jerri Bright

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Roberson Peterson

That a good place for family! amazing memories

Thornton Byers

Very nice and fast. The staff is friendly and very helpful.

Cunningham Ballard

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Yesenia Todd

Easy for get it in dmk. Next time i will buy again..

Sadie Howard

Great trip, very relaxing with magnificent view on both sides of the bay.

Sadie Howard

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Yesenia Todd

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Jerri Bright

it was overall a fun experience. food is expensive though.

Herring Foley

The price of this package is not expensive and cheaper than walk-in purchase of the ticket. Highly recommended!!!

Burnett Puckett

The price of this package is not expensive and cheaper than walk-in purchase of the ticket. Highly recommended!!!

Elva Kirby

Booking with Tixget was better experience for activities.

Yesenia Todd

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