Hellfire Pass, Bridge over The River Kwai & Death Railway, JEATH War Museum and War Cemetery
Full Day Tour
TOUR CODE : CTK132


Kanchanaburi,  is one of the most beautiful provinces of Thailand with a very delightful landscape.  It is already well known among War historians and movie buffs as the site of notorious Death Railway and The Bridge over The River Kwai, this famous bridge is on the bank of Kwai Yai River.  It was brought from Java by the Japanese Army and was assembled at the River Kwai by the war prisoners.   Bombed several times in 1945, it was rebuilt after the war again.  The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections.  An estimated 16,000 war prisoners and 49,000 impressed laborers died during the construction of the bridge and Death Railway.

JEATH War Museum, JEATH stands for Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland.  The museum is a reconstructed A long passage made through the Stone Mountain by the allied prisoners indicated the extreme difficulty in construction the Death Railway P.O.W.S. (The prisoners of war in the Second World War during 1942-1947) thatched detention hut.  One can see how each P.O.W. was allotted a scrimping living space on the bunks.


War Cemetery,  this cemetery contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners who lost their lives during the Captivity of the Japanese Army that forced them to build the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Death Railway.

The Japanese following their invasion of Thailand during World War II, brought British, Dutch, Australian and American prisoners to Thailand by the Southern route.  Impressed laborers were also used to complete the rush construction of the railroad which is an alternative to the sea route to Rangoon via Singapore and the State of Malacca since the sea route was being closed in by allied submarines and aircraft. 

Hell Fire Pass, is a railway cutting, 110 meters long, 17.5 meters deep and 10 meters wide.  Prisoners excavated it by hand through solid rock in 13 weeks, working day and night during 1943.  The pass is now the site of an interesting Memorial Museum under the auspices of the Australian War Graves commission opened in April 1998 by Australian Prime Minister John Howard.  Hell Fire is so named because the lamps used for lighting during the night gave it a hellish appearance.  Some of the worst Japanese atrocities occurred here: alone, 68 young men were beaten to death for being too exhausted or too sick to work.   

 
 Tour Schedule

At 07.00 am, our tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby.  Depart hotel to visit Kanchanaburi, 130 km. or 2 hours drives from Bangkok to the site of the Bridge over the River Kwai and Notorious Death Railway, Heads to visit  Hell Fire Pass, is a railway cutting, 110 meters long, 17.5 meters deep and 10 meters wide.  Prisoners excavated it by hand through solid rock in 13 weeks, working day and night during 1943.  The pass is now the site of an interesting Memorial Museum under the auspices of the Australian War Graves commission opened in April 1998 by Australian Prime Minister John Howard.  Hell Fire is so named because the lamps used for lighting during the night gave it a hellish appearance.  Some of the worst Japanese atrocities occurred here: alone, 68 young men were beaten to death for being too exhausted or too sick to work.

Then the unique Notorious Death Railway, 30 minutes to enjoy the most popular Train rides which is the most scenic you can't miss, the views are lovely, the history makes the ride so special.

Last, visit JEATH War  Museum, an open air museum which replica of war hut followed by  War Cemetery, which contains the remains of 6,982 prisoners of was who lost their lives during the bridge’s construction. Return to Bangkok and transfer to hotel. 


Tour Rate:
1 Person:  Baht  10,500 
2 Persons: Baht   6,300 each

3-4 Persons: Baht   5,250 each
5-12 Persons: Baht  4,200 each

The rate mentioned is based on English speaking tour guide, others language will be at the surcharge of Baht 2,500 per tour.

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Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Natural Mineral Water and Cold Towel
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fees

Tour Excludes
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch)
- Extra Transportation