River Kwai Bridge / JEATH War Museum / Elephant Trekking / Bamboo Rafting / Death Railway

Tours & Experiences, Kanchanaburi
฿1,480 THB

River Kwai Bridge / JEATH War Museum / Elephant Trekking / Bamboo Rafting / Death Railway

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.

JEATH War Museum


The JEATH War Museum is a war museum in Thailand about the Death Railway built from 1942 to 1943 by Allied POWs under the direction of the Japanese, a part of the Thai-Burma railways.

The museum was founded in 1977 by the chief abbot of Wat Chaichumpol Venerable Phra Theppanyasuthee. It is located on the grounds of a temple at the junction of the Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi rivers in Kanchanaburi and it is a part of the famous River Kwai Bridge.

The acronym JEATH stands for the primary nationalities involved in the construction of the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai and Holland.

The museum is divided into two sections, one depicting the construction of the Death Railway which is meant to recreate the quarters used by Allied POWs, and the other consisting of reconstructed bamboo huts containing such items as paintings, drawings and photos of and by former prisoners, weapons, tools, and maps.

Tourist photos are not permitted in Section I of the museum.

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.

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Review 116
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Josefina Erickson

สะดวกดีครับ ไปถึงแล้วชัวตั๋วแล้วเข้าได้เลย

Clark Sims

That a good place for family! amazing memories

Yesenia Todd

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Vilma Burke

อาหารอร่ายมากเลย

Elva Kirby

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

Sadie Howard

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

Deanne Randall

very accessible will book again, very easy to use

Tanisha Terrell

Very efficient redemption way, cheaper than the tickets bought on spot

Santos Page

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

Sadie Howard

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

Jenifer Mckay

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

Sadie Howard

That a good place for family! amazing memories

Roberson Peterson

nice place worth to go

Josefina Erickson

อาหารอร่ายมากเลย

Geneva Cabrera

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Burnett Puckett

It was very easy to find the place. Good service. Very frontly people. Compare to other services it is very cheap.

Yesenia Todd

That a good place for family! amazing memories

Elva Kirby

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

Jerri Bright

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Roberson Peterson

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

Shana Sutton

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

Burnett Puckett

สนุกมากๆ

Jenifer Mckay

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

Woods Nolan

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

Josefina Erickson

very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience

Clark Sims

สนุกมากๆ

Josefina Erickson

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Sawyer Roy

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Santos Page

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Woods Nolan

ราคาถูกกว่าหน้างานมาก แถบบริการมากครับ

Jenifer Mckay

very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience very nice experience

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