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Tour code: RR009A
The trip takes you to Kanchanaburi, 128 kms. West of Bangkok. The province is full of historical sites of different periods, natural beauty of varied landscapes, tropical forests, caves, and ethnic communities. Experience an historical train ride on the notorious Death Railway, and the Bridge Over the River Kwai. Enjoy a relaxing visit to Sai Yoke Waterfall and Lawa Cave. Guests can choose to stay overnight at the comfortable Resotel Resort or experience a romantic night at the River Kwai Jungle Raft with simple rooms and lamp light (no electricity).
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Early morning pick up from hotel and drive to Kanchanaburi province, approximately 129 kilometres west of Bangkok. Visit Donrak war cemetery where the remains of 6,982 POWs died during the construction of the Death Railway are buried as well as the nearby war museum which features the World War II story and art objects such as war weapons, army uniforms, photographs, jewelryetc. Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai constructed in 1942. Over 16,000 POWs from England, Australia, Holland and America and 90,000 laborers from Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia died during the construction. Then take a long-tailed boat from pier to get to the River Kwai Resotel passing by unspoilemountainous jungle scenery. Check in on arrival. Lunch will be served. Then take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit the nearby ethnic Mon TribalVillage. Dinner followed by a 45 minutes presentation of Mon Dance and overnight at RIVER KWAI RESOTEL or similar.
Sai Yok Yai Waterfall at Sai Yok National Park, experience the nature at its best. Then return for Thai luncthe River Kwai Resotel. Afternoon visiCave to explore numerous fascinating stalactites and stalagmites. Dinner and overnight at RIVER KWAI RESOTEL or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a boat ride to the pier and continue by van to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum. The Hell Fire Pass is a part of the Death Railway that was constructed during the Second World War using POW labor to cut through the mountain. Along a 4-kilometer walking trail made by the Allied prisoners visitors can envision the difficulties faced in constructing the Death Railway using simple tools. The pass is approximately 500 meters long and 26 meters deep. In 1943 Australian POWs employing hand drills, picks and shovels, baskets and dynamite completed it within six weeks. Visit the museum displaying contemporary photographs, maps, models, illustrations, etc. from the period and have a walk to explore the pass. Check out. Lunch at local restaurant. Then board on the famous “Death Railway” train. Ride along the exciting route.
Continued by air-conditioned vehicle to Bangkok. Arrive Bangkok and transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok. (arrive Bangkok at approx. 18:00 hrs.)