Bridge over the River Kwai
The story of the Bridge over the River Kwai was made famous by the 1957 World War II movie. This movie is a work of fiction, but is based on stories of the construction on the Burma -Siam Railway. The story has close parallels with the construction of a bridge over the Mae Klong near the town of Kanchanaburi in Thailand. The construction of this bridge was a Japanese project which utilised forced labour of allied prisoners of war in notoriously horrific conditions.
This tour visits the real sites along the railway including the Hellfire Pass and Konyu cutting to explain and remember those whose gave the ultimate sacrifice in this region during the second World War.
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
- Hellfire Pass
- Jeath War Museum
- Changai Cemetery
- Bridge over the River Kwai
Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok International Airport and check in to accommodation.
Day 2: Kanchanaburi Region
Pick up at Bangkok airport and travel to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the main prisoner of war cemetery for victims of Japanese imprisonment, and final resting place of 6982 POWs. Visit the Kanchanaburi Thailand Burma Railway Museum.
(Overnight River Kwai)
Day 3: Kanchanaburi Region
Visit Hellfire Pass and Jeath war Museum and Changai Cemetery.
Day 4: Return to Bangkok
Visit Bridge on River Kwai and take a train journey before returning to Bangkok.
Meals: 3 Breakfasts
Transport: Tour Bus
Flights: No flights included
Accommodation: 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation
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