Kanchanaburi is where you'll find the 'Death Railway', so called because of the large number of Allied POWs and Asian conscripts who died during its construction. April 25th is ANZAC Day and each year a Dawn Parade is held at Hellfire Pass followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Kanchanaburi town.
01:00 Pick up from your accommodation in Bangkok We'll pick you up from wherever you're staying in Bangkok. Please make sure that you are waiting at the time allocated as we cannot wait for you if you are late.
04:15 Arrive Hellfire Pass for Dawn Parade We aim to get to hellfire Pass around 4:15. From the museum you'll have to walk down into Konyu Cutting which will take about 25 minutes. Please wear suitable shoes and the rail bed is rocky and the stones are sharp.More...
06:30 Hot Toddies Served Hot tea or coffee with a tot of Bundy Rum will be served back up at the museum after the Dawn Parade is finished.
08:00 Breakfast in Kanchanaburi It'll be about 08:00 by the time we get back to the two of Kanchanaburi, and breakfast will be waiting.
You have a couple of hours here so just relax.More...
10:00 Wreath-laying Ceremony The wreath-laying ceremony takes place at the Kanchanaburi War Memorial and is attended by the Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand together with the Governor of Kanchanaburi ProvinceMore...
12:00 Lunch beside the River Kwai Lunch will be enjoyed on a floating restaurant beside the River Kwai
13:30 Depart for Bangkok Vans will leave for Bangkok at 1:30 in the afternoon.
16:00 Arrive back in Bangkok You can expect to be back in Bangkok about 4:00 pm.
Important Information This One Day ANZAC Tour leaves Bangkok at 01:00 in the morning and is only designed for expats who are working and cannot get two days off. The best tour is over two or three days.