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Floating Markets and Bridge on the River Kwai

Discover two of Thailand’s most popular attractions on this full day experience from Bangkok, perfect for those who have limited time in the country’s capital city.

Your day commences with a scenic drive through sugar cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations before embarking on an exciting long-tail speed-boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, passing traditional stilt houses and scenes that have changed little over the centuries.

Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the famous market where you will find hundreds of Thai style canoes laden with fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats. If you want to get really close to the action, your local Thai guide will help you organise a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable locally).

The tour then heads west to Kanchanaburi Province, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai and the infamous Death Railway part of a huge Second World War project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma.

Thousands of Allied POWs and local labourers lost their lives constructing the bridge and the railway line. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant before visiting the bridge itself, followed by a visit to the Allied War Grave Cemeteries before hearing the POWs stories at the hauntingly fascinating Death War Museum.

Experience Includes

  • Pick-up and drop off from centrally located Bangkok hotels
  • Long tail speed-boat cruise to the Damnern Saduak Floating Markets
  • Visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai, Allied War Grave Cemetery and entrance to the Death War Museum
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Lunch

Experience Excludes

  • Additional refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Start times

7.00am; hotel pick-ups commence at 6.15am.

Duration

Approximately 9 hours.