Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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  • 10 hr

Combine a cruise through the Floating Markets with a visit to Bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day guided tour from Bangkok. With the knowledge of your local guide, this is a wonderful way to maximize your time and delve deeper in the Thailand's Kanchanaburi region.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tour East Thailand

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Pass By: Salt Evaporation Pond

Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province

Stop At: Coconut Sugar Farm

Stop and see the fabrication process of coconut sugar, taste the natural candies. Enjoy the wild orchil presentation

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Embark aboard your long-tail speed-boat on your journey to the Damnern Saduak floating markets. The floating markets are a fascinating experience, a complete contrast to how we shop for food in the west and are made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful and succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets, and meats - gently plying their way through the canal, selling as they go. It is one of the most popular Thai sightseeing experiences and not to be missed. If you want to take a closer look your local Thai guide will help you organize a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: River Kwai

You will then board your coach for the journey west to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and it's infamous bridge

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: JEATH War Museum

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Visit The War Cemetery of the Prisoners of War of the WWII

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai

The building of the bridge in 1943 was part of a wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Over 100,000 conscripted laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the whole project.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tour East

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