The Bridge over the River Kwai was immortalised by the French author Pierre Boulle and made into a major movie. The bridge covers eleven spans and was brought in pieces, by the Japanese all the way from Java to be reconstructed here. Partly destroyed by Allied bombing, it was repaired after the war.
07:00 Pick up from your hotel We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby
09:00 Don Rak War Cemetery The Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi is the final resting place of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the Death Railway during World War II.
On wet days, the lawn cemetery is off-limits to the public.More...
10:30 Hellfire Pass and Konyu Cutting Take time to watch the video presentation - 7 minutes. Then take a wander through the museum. When you're ready take a walk down into Konyu Cutting. Allow about 25 minutes for the walk. Take your time on the way back up. It's not a race!More...
12:30 Lunch in a Thai Restaurant Lunch will be served in a local Thai restaurant
14:00 Bridge over the River Kwai You'll have time to walk across the bridge and take some photos.
Please be careful here because the bridge has no sides or safety rails.More...
15:00 Depart for Bangkok You can relax in air conditioned comfort while the driver returns you to your hotel in Bangkok
17:00 Arrive at your Hotel You can expect to be back at your hotel by 5:00pm depending on the traffic.
Important Information Unfortunately Pierre Boulle had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway actually crosses the Mae Klong River & not the River Kwai. When the movie - which was actually filmed in Sri Lanka - became popular, Thailand faced something of a problem because many tourists came to see the Bridge over the River Kwai and they didn't actually have one. So, with admirable lateral thinking, they simply renamed the river.